Aristotle's And Modern Thought

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Philosophy

 

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Jenine W

 

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June 13, 2012

 

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The end result or goal was said to be happiness or "eudaimonia". He explained that eudaimonia was different for each person, and that each had a different idea of what it meant. Further, he said that people must do things in moderation, but at the same time do enough. The theory, of "the golden mean of moderation" was the basis to Aristotle's idea of the human telos and concluded that living a virtuous life must be the same for all people...
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Aristotle maintained that the natural human goal to be happy could only be achieved once each individual determined his/her goal. A person's telos is would usually be what that individual alone can do best. Aristotle described the humans as "rational animals" whose telos was to reason. Accordingly, Aristotle thought that in order for humans to be happy, they would have to be able to reason, and to be governed by reason...
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