AT LEAST 300 WORKS "For even if the good is the same fo…

AT LEAST 300 WORKS

“For even if the good is the same for a city as for an individual, still the good of the city is apparently a greater and more complete good to acquire and preserve, For while it is satisfactory to acquire and preserve the good even for an individual, it is finer and more divine to acquire and preserve it for a people and for cities.” (Aristotle, 2).

Based on what we have covered up until this point as to what he considers the highest good to be, what do you think Aristotle is saying in this passage? How might this perspective impact the kinds of virtues/virtuous actions that we should aim towards? Do you think this perspective is correct? Be sure to support your answer using Aristotle’s ethics and draw connections to other material we have covered in class.