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Happiness: One common view is that happiness is the ultimate goal of human life. This is the view of Aristotle, who argued that happiness is the flourishing of human nature and that it is achieved by living a virtuous life. Another common view is that happiness is a state of well-being or contentment. This is the view of Epicurus. See also Life, Sense, Aristotle, Epicurus.
Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Thomas Hobbes on Happiness - Dictionary of Arguments

Höffe I 216
Happiness/Eudaemonism/Hobbes/Höffe: Although Hobbes remains true to the principle of happiness as represented in antiquity and the Middle Ages, he breaks with the normative understanding of this Eudaimonism, which defines happiness in terms of human rational capacity.
HobbesVsEudaemonism: Hobbes has a purely empirical concept, the "experience" of the desire given in each case. As a result, the forms of life rejected since Plato and Aristotle in the name of eudaemony, the pleasure life, the political life striving for power and honour and the merchant life striving for material gain, are not discredited. >Sense/Hobbes
, >The Good/Hobbes.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Hobbes I
Thomas Hobbes
Leviathan: With selected variants from the Latin edition of 1668 Cambridge 1994

Höffe I
Otfried Höffe
Geschichte des politischen Denkens München 2016

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