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The Ethics of Aristotle
by by Aristotle
Binding: Hardcover, 318 pages
Publisher: BiblioLife
Weight: 137
Dimension: H: 0.75 x L: 9.21 x W: 0.5 inches

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: be unprofitable, as to those of imperfect self control; but to those who form their desires and act in accordance with reason, to have knowledge on these points must be very profitable. Let thus much suffice by way of preface on these three points the student, the spirit in which our observations should be received, and the object which we propose. CHAPTER II. AN ENUMERATION OF VARIOUS OPINIONS CONCERNING THE CHIEF GOOD A DIGRESSION ON THE MODE OF REASONING TO BE ADOPTED, AND THE NECESSITY OF TRAINING FOR THE PERCEPTION OF MORAL TRUTHS. And now, resuming the statement with which we commenced, since all knowledge and choice grasps at good of some kind or another, what good is that which we say Political Science aims at? or, in other words, what is the highest of all the goods which are the objects of action ? So far as Name goes, there is a pretty general agreement 0 for Happiness both the multitude and the refined few call j it, and ' living well' and ' doing well' they conceive to be 1 the same with 'being happy'; but about the Nature ofj this Happiness they dispute, and the multitude do not in their account of it agree with the wise. For some say it is some one of those things which are palpable and apparent, as pleasure or wealth or honour; in fact, some one thing, some another; nay, oftentimes the same man gives a different account of it; for when ill, he calls it health; when poor, wealth ; and when conscious of their own ignorance, men admire those who talk grandly and above their comprehension. Some, again, have thought it to be something by itself, other than and beside these many good things, which is in fact to all these the cause of their being good. Now to sift all the opinions would be perhaps rather a fruitless task; so it shall suffice to sift t...

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