By Paula Gottlieb

whereas Aristotle's account of the satisfied existence keeps to obtain cognizance, a lot of his claims approximately advantage of personality appear so confusing that glossy philosophers have frequently discarded them, or have remodeled them to slot extra widely used theories that don't make advantage of personality primary. during this booklet, Paula Gottlieb takes a clean examine Aristotle's claims, really the much-maligned doctrine of the suggest. She indicates how they shape a thought-provoking ethic of advantage, one who merits to be constructed and subtle. the 1st a part of the ebook addresses the character of advantage and the virtues, illuminated by way of the doctrine of the suggest. construction at the conclusions of this research, the second one half explains the mentality of the great individual and the kind of society that would enable any such individual to flourish.

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