Daily Archives: May 12, 2010

Virtue and Happiness and House

I don’t want to get too snooty, but I found the last episode of House interesting from a philosophical perspective. Even if we don’t have a tradition of belief in karma in the West, there’s still Aristotle saying that virtue leads to happiness. So House has been becoming more virtuous this season, but it hasn’t made him any happier. In fact, after all that work, he’s being abandoned. What’s the point of reaching out?

I’m kind of surprised at how counterintuitive this feels because that the universe isn’t fair (even a fictional one) shouldn’t be counterintuitive at all.

Ugh, I’m too tired to make sense.