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Unformatted text preview: The contemplative life thesis is also another suggestion of Aristotle’s to live a happy life. Aristotle’s different views on happiness lead us to observe a sense of ambiguity in his concept of happiness. Aristotle’s account of eudaimonia fails to pass his own test of self-sufficiency. Throughout Nicomachean Ethics , Aristotle presents a series of necessities that lead to happiness, yet they tend to be contradictory compared to his other views. Although he presents his self-sufficiency thesis, he leads us to believe that something that is completely self- sufficient is impossible and maybe even godly....
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- Spring '10
- Philosophy, Fatima Elzin, contemplative life thesis