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Aristotle, Robert William Browne - 1889 - 347 pages
|It occurs at the beginning of 10.7, where he begins to give his final views on the |
ultimate goal of human life, happiness (eudaimonia): "If happiness is activity in
accordance with virtue, it is reasonable that it be activity in accordance with the
Stephen J. Pope - 2002 - 496 pages
|The first, and, in this context, most important, inquiry is whether happiness is a |
condition or an activity. One should not understand "condition" in terms of
psychology, that is, as a feeling or a mood. Instead Thomas uses the term to
represent the ...
Julia Annas - 1995 - 502 pages
|As Arius says in a reformulation of Aristotle's ethics: [Since the final good is not |
the fulfilment of bodily and external goods, but living according to virtue] therefore
happiness is activity (energeia) in accordance with virtue in actions that are ...
|Happiness, we must confess, cannot be a perfect activity since that would require |
not only attaining perfection but also becoming a perfect being, a being whose
very essence was to be in perfect act. No, the activity of human happiness
|An inspiring collection of ideas and activities to increase creativity and joy.|
|or flatly to deny, “The good is pleasure” or “Happiness is pleasure.” Aristotle's |
way out of this problem is to say something that sounds extremely paradoxical:
that pleasure and (well-engaged-in) activity are the same. Here are his words: ...
John Madison Cooper - 1999 - 588 pages
|In short, when at 1099a29-31 Aristotle says that on his already-stated theory |
happiness may be the single best activity, he is reformulating that theory in
anticipation of the development it will undergo in Book X. Hence, in order to
|How to Find Happiness Activities That Fit Your Interests, Your Values, and Your |
Needs Different men seek after happiness in different ways and by different
means, and so make for themselves different modes of life. . . . — Aruitotle f 40
|3.2 Part 2: happiness then Although I think that happiness is a life of virtuous |
activity, I do not think that virtuous activity is sufficient for happiness. The question
of the vulnerability of happiness to fortune Was the central question in ancient ...