15. Thursday, October 29, 2009

15. Thursday, October 29, 2009 - PHL Thursday, October 29,...

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PHL Thursday, October 29, 2009 Aristotle ʼ s Political Friendship (cont ʼ d) Necessary Conditions - telos - eudimonia is the telos of human life - this must be clear to all citizens that this is what they are aiming at, and the achievement of this contributes to the political good - ethical person will also be the good citizen, because he will see eudimonia as the telos - social role - constantly enact virtue one to another - there should be a background of institutions that allow you to do that - institutions - where one realizes their true selves, and with them exercise virtue if happiness is just being pleased, then this is an error and the society in question will be diseased * Aristotle believes if we can understand the natural world, we can see the difference between Fourished and diseased and make our choices based on that information. Return to Happiness (Book X) - place of study (1177a10) - contemplation within us, wisdom is the virtue of thought that belongs with contemplation
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