On The Nature of Pure Happiness
Harrison, James A.
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All people want to be happy, in fact it appears that living in happiness is everyone's ultimate wish, so much so that almost all conceivable methods have been tested in order to achieve happiness. In light of this, two fundamental questions will be addressed here: 1) what is happiness and 2) how does one attain it? The second Question will be easily answered after investigating the first; for when we know exactly what happiness consists of, we will know its reasons for being and consequently be able to prescribe ways of attainment. The analysis will follow the basic framework of Aristotle's treatise on human character (Nicomachean Ethics) but will expand his conclusion and inject discussions and examples as needed.