In Book I of the Ethics, Aristotle explains that there is much dispute about the nature of happiness, which many people consider to be a life of pleasure, wealth, or honor. Aristotle examines these popular opinions as he works toward the true definition of happiness.


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Larry P. Arnn is the twelfth president of Hillsdale College, where he is also professor of politics and history. He received his B.A. from Arkansas State University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Government from the Claremont Graduate School.