Reason and Commitment Class 3

The good is the perfecting of individual human life

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Unformatted text preview: The highest good, one that is “self ­sufficient”, encompassing all the other goods and bringing them to perfection; a quality manifested not just in individual conduct but in the harmoniousness of civic life and the interpersonal relations that it permits and encourages. “The good” is the perfecting of individual human life through its inclusion in virtuous collective life. NE, books II ­VI ! The most influential treatise on the virtues ever written ! Ar...
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This document was uploaded on 02/14/2014 for the course ASPO 1370A at Sciences Po.

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