Immanuel Kant, John Stuart Mill, Plato, and Aristotle: Morals and Ethical Codes
Kant is considered a non-consequentiality, which means he feels the intentions motives, and good will is more important than the results or consequences of an action. The backbone of Kant's philosophy is the belief in the fundamental freedom of the individual. Kant did …show more content…
Aristotle argues the highest end is the human good, and claims that the highest end pursued in action is happiness. In addition, Aristotle claims that happiness is achieved only by living a virtuous life "our definition is in harmony with those who say that happiness is virtue, or a particular virtue; because an activity in accordance with virtue implies virtue". The virtuous life is full of reasoning for the good. It is the human good that expresses virtue.
I agree with Aristotle in his theory that our use of reason is good for us because happiness is the ultimate end and reason is the only way of attaining happiness. Happiness is an important aspect of Aristotle's philosophy because for him it was an activity of the soul, which accomplished a high level of excellence, refined over the length of a complete life that accord with virtue. The concept of virtue for Aristotle was anything that makes something good. The good is the result of what someone rationally aims for. If someone performs a job or a task that it is meant to do and does it well then it has good virtue. It is specifically the ability to use reason that sets humans apart from the other animals. According to Aristotle, human virtue means virtue of the soul and not the body, just like human happiness means happiness