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Aristotle, Psychology and the Good Life

For the greatest part of the historical development of humanity we have had a preoccupation with that which gives life significance. Aristotle, as far back as 350BC, understood this pursuit in terms of question “how should we live?” The answer to this was that people should distance themselves from seeing happiness and fulfilment in the simple gaining of pleasure or of avoiding pain. The best way to live was to pursue the highest values and to live in accordance with them. It was in this concept that he saw what he called the “good life”.… Read more