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The quality of life, Aristotle revised, Richard Kraut

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The quality of life, Aristotle revised, Richard Kraut
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
resource.biographical
contains biographical information
Index
index present
Intended audience
Specialized
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
The quality of life
Nature of contents
dictionariesbibliography
Responsibility statement
Richard Kraut
Sub title
Aristotle revised
Summary
This work presents a philosophical theory about the constituents of human well-being. The principal idea is that what Aristotle calls 'external goods' - wealth, reputation, power - have at most an indirect bearing on the quality of our lives. Starting with Aristotle's thoughts about this topic, Kraut increasingly modifies (and occasionally rejects) that stance. He argues that the way in which we experience the world is what well-being consists in. A good internal life comprises, in part, pleasure but far more valuable is the quality of our emotional, intellectual, social, and perceptual experiences
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