W2 DQ2 “Living the Good Life”

Introduction to Philosophy

Living the Good Life

No matter what your age, you probably have some regrets. Since Aristotle believed that the “good life” was a totality of living virtuously (always choosing the Means for any situation) and making rational decisions to do everything as excellently as we could, he assumed that happiness could only be truly understood at the end of lives as we reflected on what we had done and could say, at least for the most part, that we had no regrets.

• Pick any well-known person from history and provide the at least three well-developed reasons why you think that he or she did (or did not) live a “good life” according to Aristotle’s definition. Be sure you include enough information that other students will be able to understand your reasoning.