Do you subscribe to Plato’s version of happiness or Aristotle’s?
Eudaimonia is about constantly using all of the four virtues (wisdom, temperance, courage, and justice) together to the point where your life becomes better and better as a consequence of you being a better person in every sense of the word. Hedonism has obvious appeal in that the pleasantness of your experience is plainly a matter of great significance; many have claimed it to be the only thing that matters. Altruism appeals to the giver in us in that, as per Webster-Mirriam [dictionary], it is a “1. unselfish regard for or devotion to the welfare of others or charitable acts motivated purely by altruism or
2: behavior by an animal that is not beneficial to or may be harmful to itself but that benefits others of its species.”
What type of happiness do you seek? How do you achieve happiness? Do you subscribe to Plato’s version of happiness or Aristotle’s? Or, do you pursue the Roman philosophers’ definitions of happiness and a virtuous life? Describe your philosophical approach to your definition of happiness.
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