Name: John Holladay
Title: Professor of Humanities / Room C212.
Office Hours for Winter 1999: Monday/Wednesday/Friday 10-11
Tuesday / Thursday 11-Noon
152 Western Philosophy Study
1. What is good? Why is politics the
2. Why does Aristotle reject as
"the proper end of politics":
pleasure / honor / virtue / business / wealth
3. Explain the two marks of happiness: finality and self-sufficiency. How is the
function of man related to his happiness?
4. What material things does Aristotle consider prerequisites for happiness? Do you
5. What are the parts of
6. What are the kinds of virtue? How do we get these virtues? Why does he think
education is important?
7. What is the relation
between pleasure and pain and moral virtue?
How does Aristotle define
virtue? What is the role of the mean in deciding virtue?
8. Compare and contrast the
qualities of the brave man with those of the coward.
" . . . the intellect is the man"? What the implications
of this belief?
9. Describe the pleasures of the soul and pleasures of the body. Which of pleasures
call for temperance and which activities might be considered intemperant?
10. Describe the two common opinions concerning the role of self-love. Which of the two
opinions does Aristotle think we ought to accept and why?
11. What leads Aristotle to conclude
12. Why are friends a necessary
part of happiness?
13. Why does he regard
contemplation as the highest form of activity?
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