Aristotle on eudaimonia
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Published by Oxford University Press in London .
Written in English


  • Aristotle -- Ethics

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Edition Notes

StatementJ. L. Ackrill.
SeriesDawes Hicks lecture on philosophy ; 1974
LC ClassificationsB491.E7 A25
The Physical Object
Pagination23 p. ;
Number of Pages23
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4275343M
ISBN 100197257224
LC Control Number78300830

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Numerous interpretations have been offered for Aristotle’s eudaimonia, with a general consensus on the idea that eudaimonia reflects “ pursuit of virtue, excellence, and the best within us ” (Huta & Waterman, ). That is, he believed eudaimonia was rational activity aimed at pursuing ‘what is worthwhile in life’. Eudaimonia - A Guide for the Uninitiated: Learn Ancient Stoic Principles - Emotional Intelligence in a Disorientated Society by Quinto Greco and Mathew Pietri Audible Audiobook. Aristotle uses the Greek term eudaimonia to capture the state that we experience if we fully achieve a good life. According to Aristotle, eudaimonia is the state that all humans should aim for as it is the aim and end of human existence. To reach this state, we must ourselves act in accordance with : Mark Dimmock, Andrew Fisher. The best books on Aristotle recommended by Edith Hall. Aristotle's Way: you and I are in a state of eudaimonia right now because we are doing what we enjoy most and have therefore become reasonably good at—talking about ideas. Five Books aims to keep its book recommendations and interviews up to date.

People generally agree, says Aristotle, that this is 'eudaimonia'. Before going any further with Aristotle's argument about the good, we should take time to understand what Aristotle means by eudaimonia. Eudaimonia is the good for a human life. It is usually translated as 'happiness' but Aristotle says it is 'living well and faring well'. A major treatise on moral philosophy by Aristotle, this is the first time the Eudemian Ethics has been published in its entirety in any modern language. Equally important, the volume has been translated by Sir Anthony Kenny, one of Britain's most distinguished academics and philosophers, and a leading authority on by: In the Nichomachean Ethics, Aristotle held that eudaimonia consists of philosophical or scientific contemplation in accordance with the intellectual virtues of (theoretical) wisdom and understanding, but he also allowed that action in the political sphere, in accordance with (practical) wisdom and the moral virtues, such as justice and temperance, is eudaimon (“happy”) in a “secondary degree” (Book X, chapter 8). Background Aristotle (BCE) was perhaps the most influential philosopher in Ancient Greece. He tutored Alexander the Great after studying under Plato for twenty years. During his life, he revolutionized science, ethics, and metaphysics by.

Aristotle on eudaimonia, nous Aristotle's Debate has chiefly centered on the question whether Aristotle represents eudaimonia as comprising a plurality of intrinsically It is widely agreed that his preliminary discussion of eudaimonia in Book i of N.E. is couched in terms that are too general or too ambiguous to settle Cited by: Originally published in Proceedings of the British Academy 60 (), Categories: Richard Rorty in 20th . Aristotle argues that eudaimonia can be understood by looking at the characteristic function of human beings: doing well as a human seems to reside 11 in the characteristic function of humans. 12 The good for human beings is “the activity of the soul in accordance. In Aristotle: Ethics. In the 19th century the Eudemian Ethics was often suspected of being the work of Aristotle’s pupil Eudemus of Rhodes, but there is no good reason to doubt its authenticity. Interestingly, the Nicomachean Ethics and the Eudemian Ethics have three books in common: books V, VI, and VII of the. Read More; eudaimonia. In eudaimonia.