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Reason and human good in Aristotle

by Cooper, John M.

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Published by Harvard University Press in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Aristotle -- Ethics,
  • Reason -- History,
  • Ethics, Ancient

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementJohn M. Cooper.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsB491.E7 C66
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 192 p. ;
    Number of Pages192
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5064662M
    ISBN 100674749529
    LC Control Number74030852

    Aristotle has argued for his identification of human good as excellent actualization of soul from general principles about the function of a thing, viz. that in the case of things that have a function, their good or bad state is determined by the performance of their function, and that the function of a human being is rational activity Cited by: 2. 1 After these matters we ought perhaps next to discuss pleasure. For it is thought to be most intimately connected with our human nature, which is the reason why in educating the young we steer them by the rudders of pleasure and pain; it is thought, too, that to enjoy the things we ought and to hate the things we ought has the greatest bearing on virtue of character.

    Kraut, R. Aristotle on the Human Good. Princeton: Princeton U. Press, Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, which equates the ultimate end of human life with happiness (eudaimonia), it is thought by many readers to argue that this highest goal consists in the largest possible aggregate of intrinsic d Kraut Proposes instead that Aristotle identifies happiness . Aristotle waits until Book Ten to complete the logic set forth in Book One with regard to determining the ultimate good for man by examining a human being's highest capacities. As already mentioned in the analysis of Book One, Aristotle holds that the happiness of man can be defined by determining the function proper to man.

    Aristotle argues that the unique thing about human beings is our soul’s ability to reason. Because activity particularly characterizes human life, we can then say that the soul’s activity in accordance with reason is the particular function of human beings, in contrast to less sophisticated beings like plants and animals. Aristotle - Aristotle - Philosophy of mind: Aristotle regarded psychology as a part of natural philosophy, and he wrote much about the philosophy of mind. This material appears in his ethical writings, in a systematic treatise on the nature of the soul (De anima), and in a number of minor monographs on topics such as sense-perception, memory, sleep, and dreams.


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Reason and human good in Aristotle by Cooper, John M. Download PDF EPUB FB2

"A sophisticated and illuminating study of central questions about Aristotle's views on practical reason and the ultimate good. Cooper's three chapters examine familiar exegetical puzzles in a fresh and challenging way; but they also raise new and fruitful questions about the philosophical merits and implications of Aristotle's theories/5(16).

Reason and Human Good in Aristotle opens up issues of interpretation which are as alive today as when it originally appeared. After almost two decades of extraordinary influence, this succinct book remains a 'must' for any serious bibliography of Aristotle's Ethics.

- Cited by: "A sophisticated and illuminating study of central questions about Aristotle's views on practical reason and the ultimate good. Cooper's three chapters examine familiar exegetical puzzles in a fresh and challenging way; but they also raise new and fruitful questions about the philosophical merits and implications of Aristotle's theories.

In the quest to find out what is the ultimate human good, Aristotle dedicated Book 1 of the Nicomachean Ethics to provide an account of what is the ultimate human good, and what it consists of.

This essay will examine why Aristotle thinks that eudaimonia (happiness), is the ultimate human good. A reprint of the Harvard University Press edition of “Reason and Human Good in Aristotle opens up issues of interpretation which are as alive today as when it originally appeared.

After almost two decades of extraordinary influence, this succinct book remains a ‘must’ for any serious bibliography of Aristotle’s Ethics.” —Sarah Broadie, Princeton University.

Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, which equates the ultimate end of human life with happiness (eudaimonia), is thought by many readers to argue that this highest goal consists in the largest possible aggregate of intrinsic d Kraut proposes instead that Aristotle identifies happiness with only one type of good: excellent activity of the rational soul.

Reason and Human Good in Aristotle opens up issues of interpretation which are as alive today as when it originally appeared. After almost two decades of extraordinary influence, this succinct book remains a 'must' for any serious bibliography of Aristotle's : John M.

Cooper. Aristotle: The Ideal of Human Fulfillment (This is a summary of a chapter in a book I often used in university classes:Thirteen Theories of Human Nature. Brackets indicate my comments.) Aristotle ( BCE) was a student of Plato’s and the tutor of Alexander the Great.

Book Review A REVIEW OF REASON AND HUMAN GOOD IN ARISTOTLE John M. Cooper's Reason and Human Good in Aristotle (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, ) is an important book and one that typifies. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Cooper, John M.

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For Aristotle, the final end of human life is to flourish, to live well, to have a good life. All actions should aim at this end. All actions should aim at this end. Of course, in order to live at all we need food, clothing, and shelter, but living is itself the means to the end of living well.

The ultimate good of man should naturally flow from performing his function well; therefore, as Aristotle theorizes, "the Good of man [and, by extension, the definition of happiness] is the active exercise of his soul's faculties in conformity with excellence or virtue, or if there be several human excellences or virtues, in conformity with the.

Reason and Human Good in Aristotle opens up issues of interpretation which are as alive today as when it originally appeared. After almost two decades of extraordinary influence, this succinct book remains a 'must' for any serious bibliography of Aristotle's Ethics.

- Price: $ The Nicomachean Ethics is an action-oriented work meant to give the reader practical advice for living a good life, similar to a modern self-help book. Aristotle reverences study, but he thinks the student needs to use what they have learned and apply it.

No one is only a scholar—people are family members, friends, and citizens too. is a platform for academics to share research papers. Aristotle's interested in finding out what the highest human good might be, so he sets about trying to describe the general characteristics of this good.

The truly best good would be something that we work and wish for as an end in itself not part of an unending cycle of desire and attainment. Buy Reason and Human Good in Aristotle by John M. Cooper (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Free UK delivery on eligible orders. Philosophy revision on Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, Book One. Terms in this set (13) BOOK ONE: THE HUMAN GOOD 1 'All human activities aim at some good: some goods subordinate to others.' All actions aim at some good, but there are differences between them Nicomachean Ethics, Book Nine.

12 terms. Artemis Nicomachean Ethics, Book Eight. human being, according to Aristotle, is the activity of a soul expressing reason. Happiness, therefore, is the best good of a human being, and can only be achieved when a person’s soul is actively expressing reason in accordance with virtue.

For Aristotle, all human actions have some end, and every end can be classified as some type of Size: 53KB.Aristotle first used the term ethics to name a field of study developed by his predecessors Socrates and philosophy, ethics is the attempt to offer a rational response to the question of how humans should best live.

Aristotle regarded ethics and politics as two related but separate fields of study, since ethics examines the good of the individual, while politics examines the .Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, which equates the ultimate end of human life with happiness (eudaimonia), is thought by many readers to argue that this highest goal consists in the largest possible aggregate of intrinsic goods.

Richard Kraut proposes instead that Aristotle identifies happiness with only one type of good: excellent activity of the rational soul.