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Running head: HAPPINESS ACCORDING TO ARISTOTLE Happiness according to Aristotle Name: Class: Date:
2 HAPPINESS ACCORDING TO ARISTOTLE According to Aristotle, happiness is considered as the act of achieving in the lifetime of an individual in all the goods that one wishes to have. Some of the things that a human being wishes to achieve in whole lifetime include wealth, health, friends as well as knowledge. He links happiness with virtue. The emphasizes that the primary factor to achieve happiness can only come when one has a good moral character. He refers to this as a complete virtue. As a human being one needs to act in accordance with the virtue and at the same time one needs to possess all virtues not a few of them[CITATION Ari15 \l 1033 ]. Aristotle explains that happiness depends on oneself and not on other people. in his explanations he enshrines happiness to represent the central purpose of human life and as a goal to itself. He was a strong believer that happiness has to depend on the cultivation of virtue. The

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