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The purpose of ethics for Aristotle is simply to find the ultimate purpose of human life

The purpose of ethics for Aristotle is simply to find the ultimate purpose of human life

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The purpose of ethics for Aristotle is simply to find the ultimate purpose of human life,  once again demonstrating his emphasis on teleology. Ethics falls under the category of  practical sciences, since its concern is not knowledge for its own sake but rather for the  purpose of application. Aristotle first recognizes that happiness is the ultimate good,  since all other goods are intermediate while happiness is final. We pursue other goods  to achieve happiness, but happiness is valuable in itself. The problem then becomes the question of how to achieve happiness. Pleasure is  undeniably the motivation behind many actions, but it puts humans on the level of  animals. Honor is another possibility, but it places too much emphasis on the praise of  others. Aristotle concludes that the means of happiness–and hence the purpose of  human existence–is virtue. Virtue involves habit and choice. By making the proper 
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