I want you to read Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics (Book 1) from the link below as a philosophical text with a clear argument: a thesis, premises (reasons for believing the thesis), and evidence to support the premises. You should organize your essay to answer the following questions in approximately 650 words:

What do you think the text is arguing?

What evidence is there in the text to support your reading?

What is the meaning of the text’s argument? Why?

What implications are there if the argument is true? Why?

Could the text be read as meaning something else?

What reasons might someone give for holding this alternative reading of the text?

Why do you find your original account of the argument and meaning of the text more persuasive than alternative readings?