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STUDY a special kind of mental activity NOT “seeking knowledge” or new discoveries NOT memorizing individual facts Contemplation or “gazing on”- like studying a FACE that is before you studying the completed sciences and disciplines (math, philo, cosmo, astro) The ethical importance of study/contemplation: HAPPINESS -understanding is the supreme element in us -objects of understanding are the supreme objects of knowledge -most CONTINUOUS activity (easiest to sustain) -most PLEASANT activity (“remarkably pure and firm pleasures”; “own proper pleasure”)
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Unformatted text preview: -needs fewer EXTERNAL GOODS = SELF-SUFF ? (supplies, friends, money, leisure) goods may be a distraction -sought because of itself, not for a further result = COMPLETE - PROPER to (distinctive of?) a human being [cf. animals] - most akin to the activity of the GODS - the studier is most LOVED by the gods “Happiness extends just as far as study extends, and the more someone studies, the happier he is, not coincidentally but insofar as he studies, since study is valuable in itself.”(x. 8, p. 166)...
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