Release Loeb Classical Library, Harvard University Press, edition, 1931
The title About the Ends of Goods and Evils requires explanation. It was Aristotle who put the ethical problem in the form of the question, What is the T𝜆o or End, the supreme end of man’s endeavour, in the attainment of which his Good or Well-being lies?
For Aristotle, Telos connoted not only aim, but completion; and he found the answer to his question in the complete development and right exercise of the faculties of man’s nature, and particularly of the distinctively human faculty of Reason. The life of the Intellect was the Best, the Chief Good; and lesser Goods were Means to the attainment of this End.