Chapter 24. Happiness and the Structure of Ends

  1. Georgios Anagnostopoulos Professor
  1. Gabriel Richardson Lear Associate Professor

Published Online: 2 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305661.ch24

A Companion to Aristotle

A Companion to Aristotle

How to Cite

Lear, G. R. (2009) Happiness and the Structure of Ends, in A Companion to Aristotle (ed G. Anagnostopoulos), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444305661.ch24

Editor Information

  1. University of California, San Diego, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Chicago, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 30 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405122238

Online ISBN: 9781444305661



  • happiness and structure of ends - the good conceived as an end;
  • the good as convergent end;
  • meaning of Eudaimonia;
  • happiness vs. happy life;
  • the finality criterion;
  • the self-sufficiency criterion;
  • inclusivism;
  • shape of the happy life


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Good Conceived as an End

  • The Good as a Convergent End

  • The Meaning of “Eudaimonia”

  • Happiness vs. the Happy Life

  • The Finality Criterion

  • The Self-sufficiency Criterion

  • Inclusivism

  • The Shape of the Happy Life

  • Concluding Remarks

  • Notes

  • Bibliography