1. The Nicomachean Ethics is framed as a discussion of human good, and Aristotle had suggested in Book I, Chapters 4 and 7, that eudaimonia, "happiness," seemed to be the ultimate good for humans. And he had further hypothesized that eudaimonia is "activity of soul in accordance with arete, or accordance with the best and most completearete" (Book I, Ch. 7, 1098a10-15). So he must look at all the aretai, both moral and intellectual, in order to determine what they are, what they prescribe, and which if any would be the "best" or "most complete."


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