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Question 4, Article 7 - Whether any external goods are necessary for happiness?

from Question 4 - What Complete Happiness Requires

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  16 October 2020

J. Budziszewski
Affiliation:
University of Texas, Austin
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It might seem to follow as a matter of course that if the body is required for supreme happiness, then so are the external goods the body needs. However, several other things complicate the question. We must distinguish between the essence of happiness and the means to it; between what is needed and what is fitting; between complete and incomplete happiness; and between the conditions of our bodies in the next life and in this one.

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Print publication year: 2020

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