Aristotle1 - ARISTOTLE(384-322BC What is the subject matter of ethics goods or"ends the good for human beings = the good life = happiness we are

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ARISTOTLE (384-322BC) What is the subject matter of ethics? goods or “ends” the good for human beings = the good life = happiness we are like ARCHERS shooting at a target (p. 2, i2) Some ends are activities themselves , not products (or consequences). What are A’s expectations for ethics? ethics is about things that are true for the most part [though perhaps not always] (2, i3) begin with a rough (i3) general sketch or outline (i2) and fill in the details as we are able… does not begin with a supreme principle of morality like the GHP… Where should we begin (methodologically)? With what is known to us (or believed by us)… [where else could we begin?](4, i4) Need maturity and a good upbringing (3-4, i3;i4)
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The Highest Good Argument for there being a highest good: (i 1-2) (1) Each craft, inquiry, action and decision is aimed at an end/good. (2) The ends of ruling crafts/arts are to be preferred to those of subordinate crafts. Thus,
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course PSY 201 taught by Professor Arthur during the Spring '08 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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Aristotle1 - ARISTOTLE(384-322BC What is the subject matter of ethics goods or"ends the good for human beings = the good life = happiness we are

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