POLS 2000 Lecture Notes - Lindsay Lohan, Nicomachean Ethics, Eudaimonia
Pols 2000 week 8 lecture october 24 2013. Ex: the eye = purpose = to see well. Book 1 nicomachean eudaimonia: wants to work out a proper definition of what happiness is, he says that every art aims at some good, starts off by saying there are many arts and thus many ends. That the end purpose can be pleasure, wealth, health, power. He looks at these popular choices at the time, simply because he wants to refute them: wealth money making. Cant be the highest good because money is for the sake of something else, the sake of what you can buy it is a means of a particular ends such as buying things. Only taken up by those who are sophisticated . Logos = speech/reason ones makes good shoes virtue becomes their purpose: ethics is about human beings performing well their distinctive function.