Fri, 25 November 2016
Archie Goodwin in The League of Frightened Men, by Rex Stout
“According to Aristotle, eudaimonia is constituted, not by honour, wealth or power, but by rational activity in accordance with virtue over a complete life, what might be described today as productive self-actualization. This rational activity, Aristotle judged, should manifest as honesty, pride, friendliness, wittiness, rationality in judgment; mutually beneficial friendships and scientific knowledge.
“Immanuel Kant was an important opponent of Eudaimonism. He rejected the view that happiness is the highest good, and insisted that happiness can be an ingredient of the highest good, but only if it is deserved.”
Direct download: Bare_Bones_Biology_340_-_Happiness.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 10:53am CST