Happiness is. Desirable for its own sake It's a form of activity produced by oneself Deserving of admiration A way of life that's distinctively human "Final without qualification" COMPLETE "Selfsufficient" a kind of perfection "lacking nothing"
There's a single ends that is the basis of all our actions We need a chief goodotherwise the mind would be divided against itself or chaotic (disharmonies) Verbal agreement: Everyone thinks that the chief good is "Happiness" But people disagree about what
Virtue: Virtue is the perfection of a natural capacity Virtue is an excellence that is necessary for performing rational activity well To lack virtue is to be a defective human being Virtue had to do with the appetitive part of the irrational side of the
Eyes, feet, hands, ears, hair, lungs, nose, mouth, tail, wings, head Function: purpose, role in relation to The selfmaintained of the whole of which its part o Living things: Plants:
What's right and wrong depends on culture No absolute standards of right and wrong Right and Wrong is always right and wrong for a particular culture This isn't the view that different cultures have different moral standards, or different moral beliefs Ar
Virtuous: desire to do virtuous actions for its own sake; and receive pleasure from doing virtuous actions Aristotle's Actions: "Soul" mind any living thing has it organizing principle of a living things Virtue: Intellectual: acquired through teaching Kno
Example: Role: Coach Function: To coach Goal: To coach well Excellence: Knowledge of strategy, leadership, communication skills, authority Reason gives humans the capacity to do things other living things can't Reason also enables humans to perform the ac
Virtue/Vice Human beings are the subjects Constitutes a "good" human being A right action is one that a good human being would perform Plato's Republic What is justice? Harmony of the soul Is it good for an individual to be just? Is it good for an individ