Single Idea 3028

[catalogued under 22. Metaethics / C. The Good / 1. Goodness / b. Types of good]

Full Idea

The chief good is unity, which is known by several names, for at one time people call it prudence, at another time God, at another intellect, and so on.

Gist of Idea

The chief good is unity, sometimes seen as prudence, or God, or intellect


Eucleides (fragments/reports [c.410 BCE]), quoted by Diogenes Laertius - Lives of Eminent Philosophers 02.9.2

Book Reference

Diogenes Laertius: 'Diogenes Laertius', ed/tr. Yonge,C.D. [Henry G. Bohn 1853], p.97

A Reaction

So the chief good is what unites and focuses our moral actions. Kant calls that 'the will'.