Grazer Philosophische Studien 97 (3):386-400 (2020)

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Mark LeBar
Florida State University
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In the ethical theories of the ancient Greeks, eudaimonia provided a grounding for the value of all other goods. But a puzzle for such views is that some things are good for us irrespective of the intervention of eudaimonia and its requirement of virtuous activity. In this article, the author considers challenges to the eudaimonist account of value on those grounds pressed by Nicholas Wolterstorff and Sophie Grace Chappell. The aim is ethical-theoretical, rather than historical. The author defends the thesis that a form of eudaimonism that is largely Aristotelian in form and content can meet these challenges.
Keywords Eudaimonia  Aristotle  Wolterstorff  Chappell
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DOI 10.1163/18756735-000099
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