More than just sufficient aristotle posits that it is

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More than just sufficient, Aristotle posits that it is “most desirable of all things, without being counted as one good thing among others.” Thus, there is nothing else that can even be added to it to make it more desirable, thereby making happiness the “chief good.” Aristotle proceeds to clarify the definition of human happiness with the following argument:
Campbell 2 P1) If an object has a function, then good resides in its function. P2) Something has a function if it is composed of parts with functions. P3) Man is composed of many parts, each of which has its own function. C1) Therefore, man has a function. C2) Therefore, good resides in man’s function. P4) Man’s function is unique to man. P5) Activity of soul with respect to possession and exercising of rational thought is unique to man. C3) Therefore, man’s function lies within the activity of soul with respect to possession and exercising of rational thought. P6) Happiness is the good at which all actions are aimed. P7) Man’s actions are aimed at the good performance of man’s function. P8) A good performance of a function occurs in accordance with appropriate virtue. C4) Therefore, a good performance of the function of a man is done in accordance with appropriate virtue.

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