1 . EVERY art and every kind of inquiry, and like wise every act and purpose, seems to aim at some good: and so it has been well said that the good is that at which everything aims.
In all he does man seeks some good as end or means.
But a difference is observable among these aims or ends. What is aimed at is sometimes the exercise of a faculty, sometimes a certain result beyond that exercise. And where there is an end beyond the act, there the result is better than the exercise of the faculty.
Now since there are many kinds of actions and many arts and sciences, it follows that there are many ends also; e.g. health is the end of medicine, ships of shipbuilding, victory of the art of war, and wealth of economy.
But when several of these are subordinated to