Aristotle, Day 2

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Aristotle, Day 2
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Additional reasons to believe that  happiness is highest good The highest good is complete, and happiness is  complete p. 269, 1097a25, 1097a34-b6 The highest good is self-sufficient, and happiness  is self-sufficient 1097b7-18 We suspect happiness is the highest good We don’t yet know what happiness is
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A new direction in the search for  meaning of “happiness” Since we think that happiness is the human  good, we should look for the human function 1097b22-29 For each thing, when we find its function, we find  its good Type Function Good flautist play flute play flute well cobbler make shoes  make shoes  well human ? ?
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How do we find the human function? We need to find what is specific to being human Assumes a teleological universe
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Finding the human function Argument that there is a human function:  1097b27-109733 p. 270
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What is the Human Function? We share the life of nutrition and growth with 
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