‘Eudaimonia is unachievable, as it is too idealistic’ essay plan

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`Eudaimonia is unachievable, as it is too idealistic'
INTRO
Supreme goal in human life
Originates from Aristotle's belief that everything has a purpose
E.g. good knife cuts well
Virtuous to reach it
PARA 1 FOR
Not everyone can reach eudamonia
Intellectual developed through instructions BUT what if not taught?
PARA 2 AGAINST
Virtue are self evident
Foot : virtue connected with human will= we can all eventually reach
eudaimonia
PARA 3 FOR
Wolf : too idealistic= if everyone can reach= boring
Need negative traits to admire positive traits
PARA 4 AGAINST
Ascombe : historical development of human reasoning
In future = better virtues known naturally
Eudemonia is achievable as long as our virtue doesn't depend on
concept of God
PARA 5 FOR
Clashes in virtues
E.g. soldier is courageous yet BAD if unjust war
Louden: it could justify anything as only implying that we must be
virtuous e.g. was Hitler virtuous when he was trying to creating
perfect race
PARA 6 AGAINST
Slote : when there are clashes we must be sentimental
Soldiers only virtuous if believe that they are protecting their ppl

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