11-17-10 - 11-17-10What does human happiness consist of?How...

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Unformatted text preview: 11-17-10What does human happiness consist of?How do virtues collectively define happiness? happiness is the excellent use of reason-reflecting, deciding, planning*reason guides our actionshappiness is not just doing the right thing, but taking pleasure in doing the right thing.happiness comes more from doing good things than actually accomplishing their ends*we can look at what we already understand in order to figure this out and refine it*3 possibilities for the happy life: a life of pleasure, a life of honor, contemplative life *why not pleasure? We are more than base animals-even animals can experience pleasure*why not honor? It is the means to an end (the end being the qualities we want to be honored for-virtue, excellence), and it is dependent on other people (other people have to bestow honor upon you)*why not the contemplative life? *the essence/idea/concept of good exists independently of actual good things*the good seems to be different in different actions-the good for medicine is health,...
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