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Aristotle on the Human Good

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ISBN-10: 069102071X

ISBN-13: 9780691020716

Edition: 1989

Authors: Richard Kraut

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Aristotle'sNicomachean Ethics, which equates the ultimate end of human life with happiness (eudaimonia), is thought by many readers to argue that this highest goal consists in the largest possible aggregate of intrinsic goods. Richard Kraut proposes instead that Aristotle identifies happiness with only one type of good: excellent activity of the rational soul. In defense of this reading, Kraut discusses Aristotle's attempt to organize all human goods into a single structure, so that each subordinate end is desirable for the sake of some higher goal. This book also emphasizes the philosopher's hierarchy of natural kinds, in which every type of creature achieves its good by imitating divine…    
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Book details

List price: $68.00
Copyright year: 1989
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 7/29/1991
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 392
Size: 5.91" wide x 8.94" long x 1.10" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English