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23. Ethics / C. Virtue Theory / 4. External Goods / a. External goods

[role of luck and possessions in the good life]

8 ideas
The fine deeds required for happiness need external resources, like friends or wealth [Aristotle]
A man can't be happy if he is ugly, or of low birth, or alone and childless [Aristotle]
It is nonsense to say a good person is happy even if they are being tortured or suffering disaster [Aristotle]
Goods in the soul are more worthy than those outside it, as everybody wants them [Aristotle]
A wise man would be happy even under torture [Epicurus, by Diog. Laertius]
Stoics do not despise external goods, but subject them to reason, and not to desire [Taylor,R on Stoic school]
Crafts like music and letters are virtuous conditions, and they accord with virtue [Stoic school, by Stobaeus]
Nothing bad can happen to a good man [Seneca]