Aristotle's Ethics: Moral Development & Human Nature

Aristotle's Ethics: Moral Development & Human Nature

Chapter 4: Aristotle’s Developmentalist Approach Modernized: Flourishing as Self-Concordance

In this chapter, May begins to show how her Devlopmentalist interpretation of the Nicomachean Ethics can be used to build a modern view of flourishing and virtue that incorporates Aristotle’s fundamental insights about flourishing in a way that is consistent with the value of autonomy. To that end, May introduces the reader to Positive Psychology and Self-Determination Theory. She also shows how the notion of autonomy plays an important role in Aristotle’s ethical theory.

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Note 1: Butchers’ Union Co. v. Crescent City Co.

Note 13: Csikszentmihalyi’s Flow

Note 18: Maslow’s hierarchy of needs’s_hierarchy_of_needs

Note 35: William Butler Yeats’ poem The Second Coming