Enjoyable combines pleasure and virtue emotional and intellectual nature Golden

Enjoyable combines pleasure and virtue emotional and

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“Enjoyable” - combines pleasure and virtue (emotional and intellectual nature) Golden Mean Virtue ethics - Aristotle focus more on development of character and virtues not on moral weight of duties and obligations Golden mean - between excess and deficiency Not recommending that one be moderate at everything, because one should at all times exercise virtues
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Mean = “relative to ourselves” One person's mean may be another’s extreme Mean = justice of state of equilibrium between opposing forces Healthy path - middle path Health in our soul - too much passion (reckless anger) , too little passion (denial of human nature) Conclusion Happiness - ultimate end and purpose of human existence Happiness - not pleasure, nor is it virtue; but exercise of virtue Cannot be achieved until end of one’s life (a goal, not a temporary state) Happiness : perfection of human nature (man = rational being/ happiness = based on man’s exercise of reason) Happiness - depends on acquiring moral character (displays virtues of courage, generosity, justice in one's life) Virtues = striking a mean Happiness - requires intellectual contemplation (ultimate realization of rational capacities)
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