Maximum Happiness

They are not with the uninterrupted drunknesses and parties, nor the pleasure that provide to the adolescents and the women, nor to eat fish and all more than a rich table it can offer that they constitute the source of a happy life, but that sober reflection who examine deep the causes of all choice and all refusal and that it rejects the false opinions, responsible for the great disturbances that if take possetion of the soul. Principle of everything and well supreme is the prudence. Therefore, it is still more worthy of esteem of what filosofia.' ' (Epicuro, Letter the Menequeu. In: Moral, Epicuro: the lights of the ethics, 1998, P. 93) According to Epicuro, Nor always the pleasure attract what it has of better. Nor always pain attracts what it has of worse.

' ' No pleasure is in itself one badly, but the things that provide certain pleasures cause sufferings to the proper times biggest that prazeres.' ' (Basic Epicuro, Principles. In: Moral, Epicuro: the lights of the ethics, 1998, P. 93-97) Such citations of Epicuro, are exactly the one that if relates as the attractive one, of that the search of the proper happiness is supposedly unquestioned, of the other people’s happiness, on the other hand, it is a questionable objective, a time that the people possess varied interests and that they will obtain to be pleased, some times take off the happiness of others. The third and room attractive suggests, respectively, that moral subjects, to the principle, can be determined by empirical calculations; that never will exist certain or wrong options, exists however, what it is, or it leaves of being the best thing if to make in the set, therefore all the options is valid and can be evaluated leading in consideration the beginning of the Maximum Happiness. Such attractive ones are complemented by Epicuro that considers that the happiness alone if reaches with wisdom, knowing to differentiate and to choose the pleasures, being based on the analysis of the consequences. .



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