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1 Caffrey Francis December 16, 2010 Dr. Felis M/W/F: 11:00-11:50 Title In Nicomachean Ethics , Aristotle focuses on his aim to find out a person’s chief end or highest good. <-- Not "a person's" highest good, but rather the highest good for a human. It is a general moral theory, even though he allows for some particularity in application (because every person has to find the mean with respect to their own abilities and circumstances). The highest good end is an end in itself, unlike most ends that are only means to another humans end for pursuit of their ultimate goal. [[The chief end is the ultimate human end of happiness. His two reasons for happiness as humans ultimate good was first its completeness because happiness has value in itself, and is not a mechanism to get anything else. Then his second reason was self- fulfillment because by attaining this a person does not desire anything else. In order for humans seek happiness they must be guided by their own preference of good activities. A person can
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