On goals in life

On goals in life

by William McGaughey
     
 
This book covers some of the same topics as Aristotle in his Nicomachean Ethics. What are proper ends in life? What produces happiness? Happiness, this author suggests, is fulfilled desire; and some desires are fulfilled by not existing. Beyond this, there is a discussion of desiring intelligently so that they are more likely to be fulfilled.

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Overview

This book covers some of the same topics as Aristotle in his Nicomachean Ethics. What are proper ends in life? What produces happiness? Happiness, this author suggests, is fulfilled desire; and some desires are fulfilled by not existing. Beyond this, there is a discussion of desiring intelligently so that they are more likely to be fulfilled.

This book also takes a pessimistic view of achievements in the world and the idea that achievers must continue achieving. Life does not always work that way; and even if it did, there is death. It suggests, finally, that in conventional achievements such as making money people are really looking for affirmations of self and behind the satisfaction that comes from this is being in a state of rhythm.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012790415
Publisher:
Thistlerose Publications
Publication date:
07/16/2011
Series:
A progression of philosophies , #6
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
28 KB

Meet the Author

The author studied philosophy at Yale. The thoughts for this book date back to his college years. The rough draft dates back to 1967.

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