- Virtue and Reason in Plato and Aristotle
A. W. Price
- Oxford University Press
Eudaimonia is a focal concept in Plato and Aristotle. It is commonly rendered by ‘happiness’, which is alright if that term is used in a non-determinate sense. It connotes acting well; not merely doing a thing that is to be done, but achieving a value that inheres in action, and lends it point. Virtue is needed both to suggest subordinate goals, and to protect the agent from being led off course by temptations.
eudaimonia, happiness, acting well, final goal, virtue
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