Class Notes 9/13 - Intro to Philosophy
Class Notes 9/13 - Intro to Philosophy PHL 100
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Date Created: 09/14/16
9/13 Tuesday, September 13, 2011:43 PM • Through History---> what is philosophy?---> us always asked ○ Questions itself • Study of life ---> needs life to study ○ Same with philosophy • Every activity has a starting point ○ Critical thinking • Philosophy shakes its own ground ---> questions itself • Novalis - philosopher and poet ○ "philosophy is home sickness" ○ Home is metaphor for starting point ---> basic set assumption ○ When you question it you lose your "home" • Nicomachean Ethics ○ ( The end happiness is unknown for a reason) ○ Why must he add every to every noun? General to specific ○ Human being is a foundation ○ Every is a vertical movement ○ Whatever we do is for the sake of something • Paradox: philosophy is an activity ---> has a goal ○ Philosophy does not have a goal ○ This is not an actual paradox ○ Every action aims at good ○ Activity x (philosophy) is goalless Does not aim at some good --->X--->X--->X--->X ○ Is happiness is for the sake of happiness? Skill? • A definition has to be fluid in order to relate to everything • End goal is happiness the chain has to end • Sisyphus • Happiness= nonterminal---> something you can't touch--->happiness is internal ○ Manifested through actions • Happiness has to be a non-terminal activity • Making a child is a terminal activity • Every activity aims at some goal Activity x(happiness) is goalless ○ Activity x(happiness) is goalless It does not aim at good • Why is there a dispute about happiness ○ Depends of circumstance • 4 options for happiness ○ Wealth---> money, resources ○ Honor---> esteem, respect, love ○ Contemplation---> kind of thinking ○ Pleasure---> bodily pleasure • Imprecision in ethics ○ A problem ○ Aristotle wants one option of happiness • Circumstances change ○ Material is like circumstance ○ ○ Wealth--->money cannot be good---> it's an instrument It's a means Excluded x
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