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Aristotle Nicomachean Ethics
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Every art, inquiry, and activity aims at  some good 1094a1 Whenever we do something, we have some end in  view The end of exercise is health The end of study is knowledge We consider that end to be good (no one strives  for what he/she considers bad)
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Ends sought appear to differ 1094a3-5 Activities vs. products Intrinsic vs. instrumental value Activity end: listening to music Product end: cleaning house
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“The Good” When people refer to ‘the good’ they mean the  ultimate goal everyone seeks.
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Argument that there is a final good to  which we aim (Beginning Ch. 2) 1. There is either a final good or just   intermediate goods. 2. Assume that there are only intermediate goods. 3. Each of the ends to which I aim will only have  value in that it is a means to another end. 4.
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This note was uploaded on 12/12/2011 for the course PHIL 1302 taught by Professor Byrd during the Fall '10 term at UT Arlington.

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