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Happiness: One common view is that happiness is the ultimate goal of human life. This is the view of Aristotle, who argued that happiness is the flourishing of human nature and that it is achieved by living a virtuous life. Another common view is that happiness is a state of well-being or contentment. This is the view of Epicurus. See also Life, Sense, Aristotle, Epicurus.
Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Thomas Aquinas on Happiness - Dictionary of Arguments

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Happiness/Thomas/Höffe: Thomas AquinasVsAristotle: While (...) the ethics of his philosophical model remains free of metaphysics and theology, Thomas Aquinas takes up Aristotle's doctrine of the divine mover from Book Lambda (XII) of metaphysics and explains that the complete fulfillment of happiness is only possible in the hereafter.
, >Ethics/Aristotle, >Metaphysics, >Theology.
ThomasVsAugustine: In contrast to Augustine's divine state, the happiness of this world is considered realizable and
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desirable, even if it is still surpassed in the "happiness-providing" view of God (visio beatifica dei).

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Höffe I
Otfried Höffe
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