phil aristotle revised

phil aristotle revised - Bridgid Regan PHIL 0080 Herb...

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Bridgid Regan PHIL 0080 Herb Wilson February 7, 2008 The Right to the Pursuit of Happiness As humans we try to be good people. No person, for the most part, tries to go through life to be remembered as a bad person. Through the course of our life we try to make the right decisions and in contrary, we try to avoid making bad decisions. Aristotle says that we ‘aim at a common good’. The common good is not necessarily an exact end, or a specific activity or feeling. Rather, we go through life making decisions (the good and the bad) in an effort to pursue our own type of happiness. We ‘aim’ at being happy. Through our day to day lives, and our habitual activities we sort out the right from the wrong and want to become just and virtuous people. Aristotle comments on the fact that as humans we are subject to emotion. We have feelings like guilt, anger, fear and pity; to exhibit these feelings is completely normal. It is in the way that we express these feelings that determines the type of person
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