What is this "proper function" that Aristotle has in mind? what else could be our proper function, as a human being? ?
Aristotle argues that if human beings, as human beings, have a proper function (something that we seem specifically designed to do, and which distinguishes us from plants and animals) then genuine human happiness (i.e., a truly flourishing and blessed life) would seem to lie in fulfilling that function--in other words, living the kind of life a human being is meant to live and living it well. (Remember, "happiness" is not to be understood as a feeling but as flourishing life.)5 AnswersPhilosophy5 months ago