PHL 3000 Week One Notes: Sep. 9
PHL 3000 Week One Notes: Sep. 9 PHL 3000
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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?