PHL100Y1 Lecture Notes - Nicomachean Ethics, Summum Bonum, Descriptive Ethics

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16 Nov 2012
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Just outside of athens: one of his students is alexander the great. Conquers the known world: people become suspicious of aristotle. Think that he is in the pocket of the macedonian rulers. The project of the nicomachean ethics (1. 1: the theoretical foundations of the common moral consciousness, a piece of. Descriptive" ethics, designed to give an account of the good for human beings, namely happiness [flourishing] The highest good: aristotle"s argument that there must be a highest good (1. 2), we do not choose everything for the sake of something else. The highest good must be a complete end. Either (a) there is only one complete end, or (b) there are several complete ends. If (a), then this is the highest good, and it is unique. If (b), then they can be ordered in a scale from the least to the most complete.

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