By Gerard Hughes
Hughes explains the foremost parts in Aristotle's Nichomachean Ethics terminology and highlights the talk concerning the interpretations of his writings. moreover, he examines the position that Aristotle's ethics proceed to play in modern ethical philosophy through evaluating and contrasting his perspectives with these extensively held this present day.
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It may allow that souls can be separated from bodies in a sense which goes beyond what I have suggested here. In any event, as Aristotle himself says, the more technical details of the discussion need not concern us here. ) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 3 5 Folio THE FULFILLED LIFE 1 The Function Argument 2 The central feature of I, 7 is what has come to be called the ‘Function 3 Argument’. Aristotle here outlines the general method for discovering 4 what fulfilment consists in.
But, for what it is worth, eudaimonia is derived from two words, eu, which means ‘well’, and daimo¯n, a kind of guiding spirit (not necessarily malevolent like an English demon). If one is lucky enough to have one’s life guided by a benign spirit, one does well, and is eudaimo¯n. One’s daimo¯n might see to it that one is well-born, long-lived, not too afflicted by illness or misfortune, etc. Aristotle does not base his arguments on the existence of any such daimo¯n; but the notions of luck, success, and living well are certainly there in his overall approach.
8 In Book I of the Ethics, Aristotle sketches out his approach to 9 eudaimonia, and the basis on which he thinks his view rests; and in 10 Book X he offers a more detailed account. It is this more detailed 11 account that can seem either quite bizarre, or slightly strange, or rea12 sonably obvious, depending on how one settles a few key issues of 13 interpretation. In this chapter, then, we shall try to establish at least the 14 main outlines of his view, and to assess the adequacy of the reasons he 15 offers in support of it.
Aristoteles # Hughes, Philosophy Guidebook to Aristotle on Ethics BB by Gerard Hughes