Aristotle 63-67 - Aristotle 63-67 Saturday, September 24,...

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Aristotle 63-67 Saturday, September 24, 2011 6:42 PM The objectivist view : everything has a function and the function of humans is to live a life of happiness through reason. This view lost favor when the evolutionary account of human nature became popular, as there is no scientific way to discover telos. Contemporary bias is toward the many ways of finding happiness "let a thousand flowers bloom". Subjectivist view: Happiness is in the eyes of the beholder. You are juts as happy as you think you are - no more, no less. IT is a first-person evaluation. I am the only one who decides or knows whether I am happy. Happiness has nothing to do with virtue, although because of our social nature, it usually turns out that we will feel better about ourselves if we are virtuous. Combination view: There is a plurality of life plans open to each person, and what is important is that the plan be an integrated whole, freely chose by the person, and that the person be successful in realizing his or her goals. Primary goods are necessary to these life plans: rights
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Aristotle 63-67 - Aristotle 63-67 Saturday, September 24,...

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