Aristotle’s Idea of Telos

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Aristotle’s arete (virtue) is reaching your highest human potential, or in his words, knowledge and study. So if the highest human knowledge is knowledge about knowledge itself (contemplation) that would make arete (knowledge) the highest human ability. Telos fits into Aristotle’s idea of the ethical life because to have the ethical life or should we say “happy life”, we need both moral and intellect goodness...
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To have both moral and intellect, this would require knowledge, which is the highest human ability which leads back to telos. The good life then, is a life of happiness. Aristotle says such a life can be achieved by excellence (arete) in two areas of virtue; intellectual and moral. Moral virtue cannot be taught, only learned by experience...
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