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dc.contributor.advisorGupta, Bina, 1947-en
dc.contributor.authorChang, Lily, 1975-en_US
dc.date.issued2006eng
dc.date.submitted2006 Summeren
dc.descriptionThe entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file.en_US
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on April 24, 2009)en_US
dc.descriptionVita.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2006.en_US
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Philosophy.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn the Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle defines the highest good for humankind in terms of happiness. The nature of happiness includes intellectual activity, virtuous activity, and friendship; and certain external goods are needed for happiness. A good life involves consistently participating in activities that make a person good: intellectual activity, virtuous activity, and pursuing friendships. Though Confucius does not take the same exact approach as Aristotle, he is concerned with the good for humankind. Seeking the good of humankind involves consistently and habitually performing acts that develop good character. Such acts include: performing virtuous acts, acting with ritual propriety of the Zhou dynasty, living according to the dao or way, and doing what is appropriate. In this dissertation, I explicate Aristotle's conception of happiness, and I include a comparison of his conception of happiness with Confucius.en_US
dc.identifier.merlin.b67107680en_US
dc.identifier.oclc319182101en_US
dc.identifier.otherChangL-072406-D5692en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/4335
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
dc.relation.ispartof2006 Freely available dissertations (MU)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2006 Dissertations
dc.subject.lcshAristotleen_US
dc.subject.lcshConfuciusen_US
dc.subject.lcshHappinessen_US
dc.titleAristotle on happiness: a comparison with Confuciusen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePhilosophyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePhilosophyeng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US


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