chapter  7
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On Good, Felicity and Perfection

Since every act has an end and a purpose,290 the perfection of the human soul can likewise be for a purpose. Such purpose, as has been said in the course of the argument, is its felicity which, relative to it, is identical with its good.291 Thus, it may be more appropriate to make reference to a knowledge of the nature59 of good and felicity, so that from awareness thereof, a yearning may arise in the deficient, inciting it to seek perfection: in the seeker, such nascent yearning may thus become dominant; in the perfect, joy and exultation at accomplishing the desired end may be increased.