According to the article entitled Pleasure and Happiness by Aristotle, there are several points of

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According to the article entitled Pleasure and Happiness by Aristotle, there are several points of arguments that view by author about the main things in pleasure and happiness. Pleasure and happiness have an own definition and it distinguish by how people measure on itself. Aristotle was among the very greatest thinkers ever and for the term of pleasure and happiness he started come out with the question like what is the good life and how it related with happy life. Every human action aims at some good and the good which, chosen for its own sake and not as means to an end is the highest good. Thus, based on the Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle set up the term of pleasure comprise produces a definition pleasure. Based on the article, the…show more content…
It is because pleasure and life are something cannot be separated because we don’t have a pleasure if it not presented by some activity to make a sense of human but Plato define in this article “happiness as belonging to the class of activities which are desirable in themselves and not desirable as means to something else, for happiness has no want, it is self-sufficient” (Randali et al., 1873, p.382), likely happiness can possession for people who makes different activity and get something their wished for themselves and it can stand alone. There have some comparison between ancient and modern conceptions of happiness and pleasure. The emerged of question like “in what does happiness contain’? Is the most important and central question in ancient ethics” (Anna, 1993, p. 46). It takes the purpose we need do the comparison based on the Aristotle theory. As we know that it was most influential theory of its times and this theory deals with the complete theory of the relationship between pleasure and happiness. Pleasure is not good neither anything else makes desirable by addition of any absolute good. He argues if desirable cannot consider by a pleasure and cannot be made more desirable by any addition. Next, pleasure is not satisfaction of the natural state, although one may feel pleasure while the process of satisfaction is going on, as he may feel pain while undergoing an operation (Randali
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