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Aristotle on Business Ethics How much emphasis is placed on morality and ethics when involved in business Most will answer with the mindset that ethics and morality are essential in business however do they reflect their answer in their actions This question of the importance of morality and ethics in business applies to more than just the worlds businessmen and women The minds of millions of people all over can relate to this subject of business ethics because it is simply ones interaction with money-making It is not unusual for such business-involved individuals to admit that the decisions made by he or she are based on benefits especially profit For the great philosopher Aristotle benefits in business do not equate to happiness The ideal life is one which is full of happiness People today are living under the false impression that happiness may be achieved through wealth This is an understandable misconception look at the wealthy celebrities Happiness looks easily attainable when one is worth 48 million dollars and is able to use that money on whatever he or she desires When ones desires are met is he or she then happy Is it even true happiness Probably not since satisfied desires are only bringing more fulfillment Aristotle proves this belief of wealth being the key to eudemonia with his idea of what good is His philosopher belief is that everything that human beings pursue is good whether it is an activity or product of an activity These activities or products which are pursued are either for the sake of it or the sake of something else Aristotle teaches that the one thing that is pursued entirely for the sake of it is eudemonia or happiness Wealth is sought for because of what it allows as it can be used to achieve and from this it can be stated that happiness is not reached with money Money is a means not an end Sahakian
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