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22. Metaethics / B. The Good / 1. Goodness / a. Form of the Good

[goodness as a perfect and eternal idea]

17 ideas
The good is beautiful [Plato]
The good involves beauty, proportion and truth [Plato]
Neither intellect nor pleasure are the good, because they are not perfect and self-sufficient [Plato]
The main aim is to understand goodness, which gives everything its value and advantage [Plato]
For Plato we abandon honour and pleasure once we see the Good [Plato ,by Taylor,C]
Every person, and every activity, aims at the good [Plato]
Good has the same role in the world of knowledge as the sun has in the physical world [Plato]
Goodness makes truth and knowledge possible [Plato]
The sight of goodness leads to all that is fine and true and right [Plato]
Bad is always destructive, where good preserves and benefits [Plato]
I can form no notion of what the good is [Amphis]
The good is 'that at which all things aim' [Aristotle]
Each category of existence has its own good, so one Good cannot unite them [Aristotle]
There should be one science of the one Good, but there are many overlapping sciences [Aristotle]
Is the good a purpose, a source of movement, or a pure form? [Aristotle]
The good is what is perfect by nature [Diogenes of Babylon ,by Blank]
We can ask of pleasure or beauty whether they are valuable, but not of goodness [Ross]