philosophic life denotes being concerned with the contemplation of
truth, the political life means being occupied with honorable
activities (and these are the activities that spring from goodness),
and the life of enjoyment is concerned with the pleasures of the body.
Owing to this,
different people give the name of happy to different persons, as was
said before too; and AnaxagorasThe
physical philosopher, 500-428 B.C., born at Clazomenae in Ionia, taught at Athens. of Clazomenae
when asked 'Who is the happiest man?' said 'None of those whom you
think, but he would seem to you an odd sort of person.' But Anaxagoras
answered in that way because he saw that the man who put the question
supposed it to be impossible to receive the appellation 'happy'
without being great and beautiful or rich, whereas he himself perhaps
thought that the person who humanly speaking enjoys bliss is he that
lives by the stan