La causalité du Bien

Authors: Curodeau, Jean-Philippe
Advisor: Landes, Donald A.
Abstract: This essay is an attempt to find a solution to the problem of the meaning of existence through ethics. The question of human dignity is treated as a clue to the meaning of existence. However, this dignity needs to be demonstrated. The five chapters of this essay constitute a progressive journey towards a response to the problem of dignity, notably by putting forward the solution offered by Aristotle. Since goodness seems to be experienced by being desired and loved, it is the experiences of love and desire that will be examined first. An overly rationalist approach is rejected from the outset. By studying the human being's relationship to time, we will see that goodness is indeed the object of desire. However, long discussions are devoted to the hypothesis that goodnessis such only because it is desired. Finally, it will be a question of contradicting this last perspective, thanks to Aristotle's arguments, and of trying to show that goodness exists in living beings, that they are therefore worthy of dignity.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2021
Open Access Date: 24 May 2021
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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