a. How does Aristotle define his “Golden Mean?”
b. Why does Aristotle claim that we ought to practice the “Golden Mean?”
c. What are the three “General Rules” that Aristotle suggests we follow in trying to practice the “Golden Mean?”
d. Give three examples from your own life in which you think you ought to practice the “Golden Mean” and
Instructions: Write a 2-3 page essay (more if you like) on Aristotle’s views on Friendship by answering the
following questions. Be sure to include ample quotations from the reading and illustrative examples from your
own life experience to support your essay.
a. How does Aristotle define “perfect friendship?” Do you agree? Why or why not?
b. Do you agree with Aristotle’s claim that friendship should be based on self-love? Why or why not?
c. Do you think you can live a happy life without “perfect friendships” or BFFs? Why or why not?