Aristotle’s account of happiness aims to show that happiness is both objective and attainable. According to Aristotle, the pursuit of happiness benefits both the agent and other people too. This paper attempts to explain how Aristotle’s account supports these claims. Along the way, I argue that Aristotle’s much-maligned doctrine of the mean has some true and important implications concerning the nature and value of happiness.
Philosophic Exchange: Vol. 41
, Article 4.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.brockport.edu/phil_ex/vol41/iss1/4