Aristotle

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"Aristotle," by Mitch Francis

Aristotle’s Ethics – Book X: On Happiness and Contemplation

This section of our text is selected from Book X of Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics (Εθικη Νικομαχοι). Trans. W.D. Ross.[pretty-pdf][bekkernote][avatars][oohcol] [commentary][phil writer=”Lalor”]Aristotle here argues that if happiness depends on virtue, and the best virtue is intellectual, then the life of study and contemplation is the happiest.[/commentary] [oohead class=”centerhead”]Book X[/oohead] Chapter 6: Recap before conclusion Now that we have spoken of the virtues, the forms of friendship, and the varieties of pleasure, what remains is to discuss in outline the nature of happiness, since this is what we state the end of human nature to be. Our discussion will be the more […]