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Question 5, Article 1 - Whether man can attain happiness?

from Question 5 - How Complete Happiness Is Finally Attained

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  16 October 2020

J. Budziszewski
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University of Texas, Austin
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The philosopher David Benatar holds that life is so full of suffering that it is “better never to have been.” Probably not many agree, but a far greater number uphold a milder counsel of despair (if a counsel of despair can be said to be mild): That since supreme happiness is unattainable, the wise person takes what he can get and “settles.” In the present Article, St. Thomas challenges these views.

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  • Whether man can attain happiness?
  • J. Budziszewski, University of Texas, Austin
  • Book: Commentary on Thomas Aquinas's <I>Treatise on Happiness and Ultimate Purpose</I>
  • Online publication: 16 October 2020
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108775526.040
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  • Whether man can attain happiness?
  • J. Budziszewski, University of Texas, Austin
  • Book: Commentary on Thomas Aquinas's <I>Treatise on Happiness and Ultimate Purpose</I>
  • Online publication: 16 October 2020
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108775526.040
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  • Whether man can attain happiness?
  • J. Budziszewski, University of Texas, Austin
  • Book: Commentary on Thomas Aquinas's <I>Treatise on Happiness and Ultimate Purpose</I>
  • Online publication: 16 October 2020
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108775526.040
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