Prologue to an Aristotelian End of History

 
9781515316428: Prologue to an Aristotelian End of History

Wikipedia states, "The end of history is a political and philosophical concept that supposes that a particular political, economic, or social system may develop that would constitute the end-point of humanity's sociocultural evolution and the final form of human government." Prologue to an Aristotelian End of History sketches the essential intellectual and ethical requirements for achieving this goal humanity-wide. The Aristotelian philosophical tradition provides by far the strongest grounding for these intellectual and ethical requirements. Chapter 1 outlines the very concept of the end of history with reference to its key originators in the philosophical tradition, Hegel and Marx. Chapter 2 - the core of the presentation - looks at the chief virtues of the Aristotelian way of thinking, from its emphasis on cognitive excellence or perfection to its ethic of virtues in service of self-actualization or eudaimonia. Chapter 3 identifies the role of the famous neo-Aristotelian novelist-philosopher Ayn Rand in the end-of-history project. Chapters 4 and 5 ground political principles of individual rights and classical liberal or libertarian capitalism as required socioeconomic principles for human flourishing. Chapter 6 addresses the possibility of a utopia grounded in Aristotelian ideals and pursues the question, "What would Aristotle do?" Chapter 7 lists some key cultural artifacts (books, films, music) that could be of much value as humanity approaches its full potential. The finale, Chapter 8, asks a few pointed questions about love, God, and the meaning of life. Aristotle's influence on the western mind and culture is virtually unmatched, yet the fullest possibilities of the Aristotelian ethos have only begun to be realized. Humanity is poised to take its next step toward an age of unprecedented enlightenment and flourishing. Let's implement the Aristotelian program.

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