McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Authenticity, Contemplation, Eudaimonia. Happiness, Selfhood, Virtue
This dissertation explores Aristotle's concept of human flourishing, or eudaimonia, through the lens of the flourishing self. Connections will be made with Heidegger's concept of authenticity, as seen through the lens of authentic selfhood. It is argued that there is some type of authenticity or self-appropriation already present in Aristotle's ethical thought. For both thinkers, however, the particularized self is subsumed into a type of universality--the universality of excellence or care.
Graham, J. (2012). Flourishing Selfhood in Aristotle and Authentic Selfhood in Heidegger (Doctoral dissertation, Duquesne University). Retrieved from https://dsc.duq.edu/etd/597