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Ethics

Aristotle

Summary and Analysis Book VII: Chapter XII - Is Pleasure a Good Thing? (1)

Summary

After exploring various considerations pertaining to the first view, we can conclude that those pleasures generally considered disgraceful or harmful are not really pleasures at all, and that while pleasure may not itself be the highest good, it is certainly a contributing part of the highest good. The basis of this view is the observation that pleasure is not a process but an activity.