Tuesday, July 20, 2010

All knowledge is of sensible things. The good is known. Therefore the knowable good is a sensible thing. But the good of sense is pleasure. Therefore, the knowable good is pleasure. Thus we would see that the only known good would be the pleasant. Consequently, it would be irrational hold something else to be good. Thus, there would be no reasonable basis to be virtuous, unless virtue enabled one to live more pleasantly.
Inspired by this post, among others