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Search: Colloquium 30 (Fall 2019)
November 13 @ 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Aristotle by Jusepe de Ribera
Oil on canvas
(H: 124 × W: 99 cm)
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis
“Introduction” by Lesley Brown (pages vii-xxix) and books I-II (1094a1-1109b26) (pages 3-37) in Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics
Topic of Discussion
We have seen in Timaeus that Plato understood the universe to have a telos, a goal or purpose. For our discussion be prepared to share you perspectives on (1) how Aristotle determines that the telos (τέλος), i.e., the ultimate end, objective, or purpose, of a human being is eudaimonia (εὐδαιμονία), which Ross translates as “happiness,” (2) how that differs from Plato’s vision for the telos of human beings, and (3) how Aristotle develops the definition of virtue (aretē, ἀρετή).