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Title: Aristotle

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Subject: Philosophy
Author: Roland H
Date: May 15, 2016
Level: University
Grade: A
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Consequently, happiness was not thought of as a private affair, dependent on individual emotional states, but as a reflection of a person's position within a city-state. A person who inhabits a proper place in the social structure and who appropriately fulfills the duties and expectations of that place is “happy” because, for the Greeks, happiness is a matter of living—not just feeling—the right way...

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He uses the word energeia, which is the root of our word energy, to characterize happiness. The point is that happiness consists of a certain way of life, not of certain dispositions. In saying that happiness is an energeia, he contrasts happiness with virtue, which he considers a hexis, or state of being...

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