Classical Philology 115 (2):270-280 (2020)

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Bryan C. Reece
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
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Aristotle appears to claim at Nicomachean Ethics 10.8, 1178a9 that there are two kinds of happy life: one theoretical, one practical. This claim is notoriously problematic and does not follow from anything that Aristotle has said to that point. However, the apparent claim depends on supplying 'happy' or 'happiest' from the previous sentence, as is standard among translators and interpreters. I argue for an alternative supplement that commits Aristotle to a much less problematic and unexpected position and permits a wider variety of interpretations of Aristotle’s overall theory of happiness.
Keywords Aristotle  Happiness  Nicomachean Ethics  Virtue  Contemplation  Function  Intellectualism  Dominant end  Inclusivism  Highest good
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Aristotle on Divine and Human Contemplation.Bryan Reece - 2020 - Ergo: An Open Access Journal of Philosophy 7 (4):131–160.

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