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22. Metaethics / A. Value / 2. Values / c. Health

[successful functioning of an organ or creature]

11 ideas
Pythagoras taught that virtue is harmony, and health, and universal good, and God [Pythagoras, by Diog. Laertius]
Wisdom creates a healthy passion-free soul [Democritus]
Goodness is mental health, badness is mental sickness [Plato]
Excess and deficiency are bad for virtue, just as they are for bodily health [Aristotle]
Disreputable pleasures are only pleasant to persons with diseased perception [Aristotle]
Everything seeks, not a single good, but its own separate good [Aristotle]
Good breeding in men means having a good character [Democritus (attr)]
The health of the soul is a good blend of beliefs [Stoic school, by Stobaeus]
Stoics said health is an 'indifferent', but they still considered it preferable [Stoic school, by Pormann]
Humans acquired the concept of virtue from an analogy with bodily health and strength [Seneca, by Allen]
The Greeks had a single word meaning both 'beautiful' and 'good' [Pormann]