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Shamil Chandaria - Eudaimonia And Human Flourishing: Ancient Wisdom Through A Modern Lens - Summary πŸ”—

Below is my summary of the video ‘Eudaimonia And Human Flourishing: Ancient Wisdom Through A Modern Lens’ by Shamil Chandaria, quoting and paraphrasing the content.

Eudaimonia πŸ”—

A eudaimon life – a good life – is doing well and living well.

Aristotle And Human Flourishing πŸ”—

Plato’s Tripartite Model Of The Human Soul πŸ”—

Human psyche is made of parts:

Harmony => Justice

Aristotle’s Model Of Human Capacities πŸ”—

Some Aristotelian Virtues πŸ”—

DispositionVirtueVice of ExcessVice of Deficiency
Fear and ConfidenceCourageRashness or recklessnessCowardice
PleasureTemperance (self-control)Self-indulgenceInsensibility
AngerEven or good temperIrritability or irascibilityImpassivity
HonourSelf EsteemVanityUndue humility
Self-expressionTruthfulnessBoastfulnessMock modesty

Practical Wisdom πŸ”—

“Any one can get angry – that is easy – or give or spend money; but to do this to the right person, to the right extent, at the right time, with the right motive, and in the right way, that is not for everyone, nor is it easy.” (Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics)

The Path To Virtue - Habits πŸ”—

BadBadBadBadLearn Wisdom
Weak WilledGoodBadBadLearn Habit and Self-Control
Strong WilledGoodBadGoodLearn Virtue

Pleasure And The Flourishing Life πŸ”—

John Stuart Mill πŸ”—

Epicurus πŸ”—

The Role Of External Goods πŸ”—

External goods like money, health, friendship are necessary for human flourishing but not sufficient.

The Role Of Luck πŸ”—

Flourishing is not immune from bad luck.

The Stoics: Virtue Is Sufficient πŸ”—

Beyond Ancient Philosophy: Developing A Modern Conception Of Eudaimonia πŸ”—

The Euthyphro Dilemma πŸ”—


Objective answers:

Subjective answers:

Other: happiness.

Desire Satisfaction Theories Of Well-Being πŸ”—

Hedonistic Theories πŸ”—

Eudaimonistic Objective List Theories πŸ”—


Maslow’s Motivation Model:

Psychological Well-Being:

Emotional Well-Being:

Social Well-Being:

PERMA Well-Being:

A Schema For What Makes Life Go Well πŸ”—

Virtuous Traits:

External Human Good and Values:


Desire satisfaction:

Conclusion πŸ”—

Human Flourishing is a complex causal network of …

… which forms a virtuous cycle and requires development and practice.

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Updated on 2023 Oct 5.

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