Action Contemplation And Happiness An Essay On Aristotle

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For some say it is the ultimate good while others claim it is entirely bad.

For some say it is the ultimate good while others claim it is entirely bad.

The pleasure proper to a good activity is good, while the pleasure proper to a bad activity is evil.

Just as each animal is thought to have a proper function, it also has a proper pleasure which corresponds to the activity of that function.

Section 4: The best activity of each faculty of sensation is that which is the best disposed toward the best object with which that faculty is concerned.

There is pleasure with respect to every faculty of sensation, as well as with thought and contemplation. Pleasure makes the activity perfect, but not in the same way as a sensible object or sensation.

Further, the formation of a virtuous character perhaps depends primarily on being formed so as to enjoy what one should and hate what one should.

There is however, a great disagreement among philosophers with regard to pleasure.

Section 1: Pleasure is thought to be one of the things most closely associated with human life.

For this reason the education of the young is guided by means of pleasures and pains.

An object which is choiceworthy in the greatest sense is chosen for its own sake, and pleasure seems to be such an object.

Yet pleasure is not the highest good, because it is preferable with rather than without prudence, as Plato argues.

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