Aristotle 's Views On Happiness And Moral Virtue

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Tiverio Madrigal Landa Philosophy 002 October 13, 2016 Happiness and Moral Virtue

Every few decades, an individual revolutionizes the way that we think and perceive the world. During the year 300 B.C., the foundation of philosophy was started by Aristotle and his learning from Plato and Socrates. A few centuries later, Thomas Hobbes ' beliefs challenged Aristotle 's views. At the time, it was not known that their ideas would revolutionize the way we see the world around us today. Even though they both made life changing discoveries, their ideas differed when it came to the way one obtains happiness. Although they disagree as to what happiness is, they both agreed over the fact that our happiness is the chief gsod or the main idea we pursuSs. Another thing they agreed on was the meaning of virtue, which is what makes something do its function well and makes it a good instance of its kind. The ideas that they agreed on were the existence of a happiness and that virtue is what makes something do its function properly.

In Aristotle 's idea of happiness, he believed that was the chief good in which every other good lead to the superior good. In his book, Wigs, he stated that “if, then, our activities have some end which we want for its own sake, and for the sake of which we want all the other ends --if we do not choose everything for the sake of something else (for this will involve an infinite progression, so that our aim will be pointless and inefficient) it is clear that…

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