picture of the happy life that integrates these with theoretic wisdom while fully respecting the differences. The picture itself is a far cry from Socrates, but the motive inspiring Aristotle's presentation is thoroughly Socratic. For in Aristotle's book, there is at least one virtue of character in which we shall be deficient (because we shall give ourselves no chance to cultivate it) unless first we are shown through rational argument what it is, why it is a virtue and how it contributes to our happiness. That virtue is love of theōria. By systematic reflection on their existing values, Aristotle's audience is led to see how the leisure which affords them this reflection is leisure for higher activities of reason; and how despite and because of our practical essence such noble occupations are properly ours.