Ancient Philosophy (forthcoming)

Roy C. Lee
Stanford University (PhD)
This paper reconstructs the function argument of Aristotle’s Eudemian Ethics ii 1. The argument (1) seeks to define happiness through the method of dichotomous division; (2) shows that the highest good is better than all four of the goods of the soul, not only two, as commentators have thought; and (3) secures its conclusion without invoking the human function, sidestepping a fallacious inference alleged of the Nicomachean argument.
Keywords Aristotle  Eudemian Ethics  Ergon  Eudaimonia  Method of division
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