Friday, December 1, 2023 at 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Goldwin Smith Hall, 142
232 East Ave, Central Campus
The Human Good
One of the oldest questions in philosophy is “What is the best life for a human being?” After considering some prominent ancient and recent views about that question, I propose that we approach the question using a relatively simple method that most philosophers have neglected. We should ask what in general is involved in something’s (some condition, state, or activity, including a certain kind of life) being good for some entity (some object, animal, or person), and then applying this answer to the human case. This method, I argue, yields a surprisingly intuitive answer.
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