Know all of the concepts and how the concepts are involved into a theory
Ex: What is Eudaimonia? How does it relate to Ethics? What does it have to do with the function argument?
Break up the question and answer each part
What is E
It equals human flourishing
Why is this significant, what is it all about?
Happiness is often translated to happiness, but not in terms of pleasure but in the potentiation of the human
being ▯ the potentiation of who you naturally are
If an oak tree is not growing properly, or if we develop in a pattern that befits our nature, we are properly
We are making a connection between nature in goodness
It relates to ethics?
Now that we have aalyed what's good for a human being, ethics is a degree that is concerned with what is
good snd bad ▯ Aristotle is analyzing those concepts through E.
E is also the final ened ▯ you might want to talk about instrumental and final goods
Instrumental means that all actions have a final end
How does it relate to the function argument
Give the argument ▯ something that is good is something that performs its function well
A human has certain functions that it can be measured comparatively to
Ex by Ryan: a good X is an X that performs its function well, the function of the X is unique to that X, what's
unique to X humans is performing rational activity, the virtuous human (good function) is one that performs
that function (rational capacity) well
Now make a connection between Eudaimonia and the function argument
If we properly perform our function then we will flourish and human flourishing will lead to us achieving
If we were exercising that well, we will be flourishing (E)
Say more than this
Benthem vs. Mill
Benthem ▯ quantitative account of pleasure
Mill ▯ qualitative account of pleasure Need to explain what this means!
Mill responds to an objection ▯ leading to
If you say pleasure is the only intrinsic good, we are no better than swine
Pleasure is still the only good, but we are not like swine
Always lock into the reason
Acting in accordance with and from duty
In accordance ▯ not for kant
From ▯ not charging the child because that’s the right thing to do
Kant believes the idea of intention
He thinks its good to act from duty ▯ you don’t do it