Aristotle and metaphysical happiness

  • For Aristotle, happiness is the highest desire and ambition of all human beings
  • The way to reach it is through virtue
  • If one cultivates within oneself the highest virtues, he or she will reach happiness.
  • It is also necessary to practice prudence of character and have a good “daimon,” meaning good fate or good luck in order to lead a full and truly happy life