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[catalogued under 22. Metaethics / C. Ethics Foundations / 1. Nature of Ethics / c. Purpose of ethics]

Full Idea

The good life for man is the life spent in seeking for the good life for man.

Gist of Idea

The good life for man is the life spent seeking the good life for man

Source

Alasdair MacIntyre (After Virtue: a Study in Moral Theory [1981], Ch.15)

Book Reference

MacIntyre,Alasdair: 'After Virtue: a Study in Moral Theory' [Duckworth 1982], p.204


A Reaction

This contains a self-evident paradox - that success would be failure. The proposal suits philosophers more than it would suit the folk. Less seeking and more getting on with it seems good, if the activity is a 'flourishing' one.