September 5, 2012
Where is your happy place?
Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle is considered one of his most important works because it sets the stage for a very important ethical debate, which is the best way to live and what does it mean to be happy. “What constitutes happiness is a matter of dispute” (Aristotle 7). Aristotle saw how different people can be happy different ways and was not ignorant to the fact that that term could take on different meanings for different persons. He also tries to make “good living” for the whole population. It is interesting that although Aristotle recognizes that happiness can have multiple meanings, he also tries to create good living. Would this be the same kind of living for everyone? Or maybe it’s just everyone living their own version of happiness?