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PHL 3000 Week One Notes: Sep. 9

by: Haley Cochran

PHL 3000 Week One Notes: Sep. 9 PHL 3000

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These Notes cover material discussed during the first week of class, specifically September 9th. Notes focus on #Eudaimonia , the Biggest Question of Ancient #Ethics , and Should #Socrates Escape F...
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Date Created: 09/30/16
September 9, 2016    Eudaimonia  ● Attempts to define  a. Happiness  ■ But happiness is transitory, while Eudaimonia is not  b. Excellence  ■ But understand as non­moral  c. Flourishing**  ■ Compare to plants and animals  Biggest Question of Ancient Ethics  ● What is eudaimonia  ● What does it consist of  a. Hedonism*  ■ Pleasure = the Good  ■ Pain = the Bad  b. Wealth/Power*  c. Reputation/Honor*  d. Being Virtuous  ■ Having your soul (or mind) in order  ● Reason rules over desire  ● You do not want things more than they are worth  ○ Objective truth concerning how much things are worth  *A­C allow for conflict between what is best for you and what is right.    If you want to live a life of eudaimonia (which everyone does), then you must always be virtuous  and do what is right.    Should Socrates Escape From Jail?  ● If you don’t, you will be doing just what your enemies want  ○ Socrates: so what?  ● You won’t support your family anymore  ○ Socrates: never did  ● We will look bad  ○ Socrates: so what  ★ Is it right? 


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