Short Paper on Aristotle
Aristotle maintains that the highest good is ‘happiness’ (‘eudaimonia’ in Greek). Please write an essay about Aristotle’s concept of eduaimonia that answers the following questions:
- What, in your own words, does Aristotle mean by ‘eudaiomonia’?
- For Aristotle, does the highest good of happiness include those moments when you experience intense pleasure? Why or why not?
- If, for Aristotle, eudaimonia is not simply a matter of experiencing pleasure, what else might it involve?
Please ensure that your essay addresses each component of the assigned questions and that your answer is well-organized, uses excellent, college-level prose, and makes judicious use of textual evidence. Your essay should be 600-900 words long.