Aristotle, posthumous honors or dishonors and the behavior of his descendants might affect his happiness somewhat, but to no great extent. Mean changes by who is involved. A further difficulty in understanding the work results from the inability to express the full meaning of certain key terms when translating them from Greek into English. Highest good: happiness, eudaimonia: Flourishing, if you have happiness that depends on outside sources you are not flourishing. The Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. GradeSaver, bad Aspect of Death Penalty 3 February 2000 Web. Virtue ethics, teleological -aims at a final purpose.
For loving is directed no less towards inanimate things, but reciprocal loving requires decision and decision comes from a state; and good people wish good to the beloved for his own sake in accord with their state, not their feeling" *If you base your relationship. In saying that happiness is an energeia, Aristotle contrasts happiness with virtue, which he considers a hexis, or state of being. We ensure our happiness by fulfilling our unique human function (ergon) to the best of our ability (arete) Happiness is the ultimate telos because there is no further telos beyond happiness and because the ultimate goal of all our other activities is happiness. Consequently, a human can "be human" well by developing reason in the way that a flutist can be a good flutist by developing skill with the flute. Aristotle, student of Plato, expert in biology, physics, metaphysics politics, ethics. Neuroethics, Aktuna, Bahar and Brisotto, Carla 2018.