Aristotle’s contribution to our notion of the human person was and still is, fundamental. He considered the relationship between nature and the person, and concluded that the person is not simply a natural being, similar to plants and animals, due to his ability to choose. In contrast to the natural world, human beings have the capacity to freely choose their end. Aristotle also considered the place of work, service and friendship – all key notions in our understanding of personhood.
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