Aristotle's ethics: the journey towards happiness - EXPeditions

Aristotle's ethics: the journey towards happiness

by Edith Hall
  • Key point 1
    Aristotle founded ethics, a philosophical inquiry to guide people on how to live and interact with others, but with no divine element.
  • Key point 2
    He believed that humans are animals with the capacity to reason, plan and deliberate, which therefore gives us a moral imperative to protect the Earth and its inhabitants.
  • Key point 3
    Aristotle encouraged continually re-examining individually and commonly held beliefs in order to improve, and believed doing what we love would lead us to achieve our telos.