Rationa Haybron's Theory Of Happiness Case Study

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Gene Bliemeister Philosophy 252 Test # 3 Multiple choice Question 1 b. Brian gets no pleasure out of babysitting his little brother. Nevertheless, thinking about the fact that he’s doing so gives him some pleasure since he knows it’s the right thing to do Rational Brain is receiving pleasure from knowing and believing that babysitting his younger is the right thing to do. Furthermore, he is not receiving pleasure for the act of babysitting his brother. Question 2 a. Alexa is disposed towards acting justly towards all, temperately (when it comes to most pleasures), and simply (owing to the limits of her physical and psychical composition) Rational Alexa has the best disposition for happiness according to Epicurus due to the fact that she understands that she has limits. But is constantly working on herself to be more justly towards all which shows she is has virtue (perfection of the functions of our human nature). Which Epicurus says results in the most stable disposition towards pleasure Question 3 b. Barney experiences many moments of pleasure every day from interacting with his coworkers at the supermarket, but he is nowhere near his only real goals in life: to be a world-famous touring musician and to live a “rock-and-roll” lifestyle.…show more content…
At first look this theory of happiness would not correspond with Aristotle’s ethical life for Aristotle believes that one must develop habits of virtue to have a well life. Whereas for Haybron you can have the greatest habits in the world but it will not help your emotional state of being. Haybron sets a large amount of weight on the state of attunement. Which is peace, confidence and expansiveness, these can be acquired through the perfection of human function. Which is what Aristotle is trying to accomplish with being in
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