Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Anonymous Peripatetic

"It follows therefore that true happiness lies in the active life of a rational being or in a perfect realization and outworking of the true soul and self, continued throughout a lifetime."

The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy has one of the best articles summarizing Aristotle's life and elucidating his major tenents. The author of the article is unknown and the site seems to be looking for a replacement article which is unfortunate because the author of this one did a very nice job. Seldom have I seen such a consice explanation that still manages to explain the major points as well as convey the essential character of the philosophy.

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