Saturday, June 2, 2012

Kanye v. Cute Is What We Aim For: Who is Living the Better Life?

In the Nicomachean Ethics Aristotle goes to great pains to explain the good life for a human. To help clarify this explanation consider two different approaches to a good human life: one exemplified by Kanye and the other articulated by Cute Is What We Aim For.

This is not what Aristotle meant by the 'good life.' Instrumental goods (money, sexual gratification, cars, etc.) do not, by themselves, lead to living a good life:

Rather, Aristotle emphasized activity through practice as being vital to living a virtuous life:

Discuss :)

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