Abstract

Happiness is a much-debated topic in both ancient and contemporary philosophy. The aim of this paper is twofold: first, to establish what are the necessary and sufficient conditions of eudaimonia for Aristotle in Book I of Nicomachean Ethics; and second, to show how aristotle’s theory is also a good answer to the questions of the contemporary common sense about what happiness is and how to achieve it. In this way, I would suggest new arguments to give a new voice to Aristotle in the contemporary philosophical debate on this issue. My paper is therefore only tangentially a contribution to this debate and remains essentially an essay on the philosophy of Aristotle.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2154-154X
Print ISSN
0276-2080
Pages
pp. 1-26
Launched on MUSE
2015-02-13
Open Access
No
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