Published online by Cambridge University Press: 16 October 2020
Can we acquire supreme happiness by our natural abilities alone? The problem is more subtle than it appears. Perhaps the answer is “Yes”; perhaps “No,” on grounds that we need supernatural help. But if “No,” then in what sense can happiness be considered our nature’s fulfillment? Wondering how the popular culture answers St. Thomas’s query, while writing about this Article I performed a quick web search using the question “What can we do to be happy?” The first time I ran the search, the query yielded 627 million hits.