Why do the Epicureans define happiness as pleasure and the absence of pain, but why do
they think that not all pleasures should be chosen?
Because some pleasures cause problems and are unnecessary
Happiness will always be
Descartes Casual Arguments for the Existence of God, and Their Effectiveness
Who, or what, is God? For millennia, the worlds greatest thinkers have struggled to
answer this single mystical question. One look up at th
StudyGuide Part 1
1. What is the paradox of inquiry, and what is its relevance to the overall
discussion in Platos Meno?
Paradox of inquiry: If you already know what your looking for, inquiry is
unnecessary (why inquire about what you alread
StudyGuide Part 2
Explain, and illustrate with an example, Aristotles account of the four causes.
1. Material Cause: pertains to what stuff any given thing is made of, or: the basic
material of which anything consists (For a table, that migh
StudyGuide Part 3
1. What is Aristotles distinction between virtues of character and virtues of thought,
and why is this distinction important for his ethical theory?
none of the virtues of character arises in us naturally. (Pg. 312), rath