Philosophy of Human Nature Notes

Philosophy of Human Nature Notes - 9/17 Aristotle - Study...

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9/17 Aristotle - Study of human nature worthwhile, essential for wisdom - Nic. Ethics- interested in the Good (as a goal, end) - Human life, activity, value, reality as a whole in this way - Teleology (Greek “Telos” – end, goal, aim) - Goal has an influence on present (and previous) activity - Telos- one of the set of causes for the way things are - All goals are not consequential, in it for themselves - If it were consequential, desire would be futile (never ending, always more) Pleasure - Is desirable for what it is - Aristotle says some pleasures are bad (but doesn’t dismiss it altogether) - Distinction b/w Aristotle and Plato Aristotle- pleasure is not the thing we aim at, but it is involved Like Honor Doesn’t fit with Aristotle- Honor is not self-sufficient, it depends on others, cannot guarantee that the fitting honor will follow And like Study - Goal ultimately is Happiness (something beyond pleasure, honor, etc.) -
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