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Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics 10.6 (1176a)

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εἰρημένων δὲ τῶν περὶ τὰς ἀρετάς τε καὶ φιλίας καὶ ἡδονάς, λοιπὸν περὶ εὐδαιμονίας τύπῳ διελθεῖν, ἐπειδὴ τέλος αὐτὴν τίθεμεν τῶν ἀνθρωπίνων.

Now that we have spoken of matters concerning the kinds of virtue, friendship and pleasure, it remains for us to go (in outline) through matters concerning happiness, since we are holding this to be the end-purpose of human affairs.

Two key Aristotelian terms here: eudaimonia and telos.

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June 16, 2013 at 12:00 PM

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