The Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle

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TABLE OF CONTENTS.
BOOK I. THE END.
CHAP. 1. In all he does man seeks some good as end or means PAGE 1
2. The end is the good; our subject is this and its science, Politics2
3. Exactness not permitted by subject, nor to be expected by student, who needs experience and training3
4. Men agree that the good is happiness, but differ as to what this is. We must reason from facts accepted without question by the man of trained character5
5. The good cannot be pleasure, as some hold, nor honour, nor virtue6
6. Various arguments to show against the Platonists that there cannot be one universal good: even if there were it would not help us here8
7. The good is the final end, and happiness is this. To find it we ask, What is man's function? Resulting definition of happiness12
8. This view harmonizes various current views18
9. Is happiness acquired, or the gift of Gods or chance?22
10. Can no man be called happy during life?23
11. Cannot the fortunes of survivors affect the dead?27
12. Happiness as absolute end is above praise28
13. Division of the faculties and resulting division of the virtues30

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