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Aristotle on the Perfect Life$
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Anthony Kenny

Print publication date: 1992

Print ISBN-13: 9780198240174

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240174.001.0001

Fortune and Virtue

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(p.56) 5 Fortune and Virtue
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Aristotle on the Perfect Life
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Anthony Kenny

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240174.003.0005

Aristotle rebukes, in all his ethical treatises, those who identify happiness with good fortune; but he is always ready to recognize the role of luck in the acquisition and operation of the virtues whose exercise constitutes the happy life. This chapter is devoted to an examination of the Eudemian teaching on good fortune. Though the two states of mind are sharply distinguished in the common book B, episteme and its verb seem to be used to refer to practical wisdom in passages in the common book C and in Eudemian Ethics II. However, in this book of the Eudemian Ethics, wisdom and knowledge have been distinguished.

Keywords:   good fortune, luck, virtue, happiness, wisdom, knowledge, Aristotle

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