Ethics with Aristotle / Edition 1

Ethics with Aristotle / Edition 1

by Sarah Broadie
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195085604

ISBN-13: 9780195085600

Pub. Date: 09/30/1993

Publisher: Oxford University Press

This is a close and comprehensive study of the main themes of Aristotle's ethics. Sarah Broadie concentrates on what he has to teach about happiness, virtue, voluntary agency, practical reason, incontinence, pleasure, and the place of theoria in the best life. Never forgetting that ethics for Aristotle is above all a practical enterprise, she sheds new light on

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This is a close and comprehensive study of the main themes of Aristotle's ethics. Sarah Broadie concentrates on what he has to teach about happiness, virtue, voluntary agency, practical reason, incontinence, pleasure, and the place of theoria in the best life. Never forgetting that ethics for Aristotle is above all a practical enterprise, she sheds new light on ways in which this practical orientation affects both content and method of his inquiry. The book culminates in a sustained argument showing how even Aristotle's ideal of theoretic contemplation in integral to his essentially practical vision of human nature. Ethics with Aristotle is a major contribution toward the further understanding of Aristotle's ethics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195085600
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
09/30/1993
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.19(h) x 1.22(d)
Lexile:
1400L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1.Happiness, the Supreme End3
I.Presuppositions of the Question3
II.The Statesman's Objective8
III.Method and Starting Points17
IV.What is Happiness?24
V.Happiness Defined34
VI.Taking Stock of the Definition41
VII.On the Other Goods and the Scope of 'Happiness'50
Chapter 2.Virtues and Parts of the Soul57
I.Why an Ethics of Virtue?57
II.Division of the Soul (I)61
III.Division of the Soul (II)67
IV.Preliminaries on the Development of Virtue72
V.Virtue of Character and the Orthos Logos74
VI.'A Prohairetic State'78
VII.Conditions of Virtuous Action82
VIII.'With Pleasure' and 'for the Sake of the Noble'90
IX.The Status of the Mean95
X.How We Learn to Be Good103
XI.A Basis for Justice110
Chapter 3.The Voluntary124
I.General Perspectives124
II.Strains in 'the Voluntary'132
III.Excuses and Nonexcuses142
IV.'It Depends on Him'149
V.Character as Voluntary (I)159
VI.Character as Voluntary (II)164
Chapter 4.Practical Wisdom179
I.The Structure of Rational Choice179
II.The Purpose of NE Book VI185
III.Probing the Craft Analogy190
IV.Against the 'Grand End' View198
V.Practice and Production202
VI.Thought and Desire in Rational Choice212
VII.'Practical Truth'219
VIII.The Works of Reason225
IX.End and Means in Deliberation232
X.Character and Intelligence in Deliberation (I)242
XI.Character and Intelligence in Deliberation (II)250
Chapter 5.Incontinence266
I.The Field of Incontinence266
II.How Incontinence Is Possible (I)274
III.How Incontinence Is Possible (II)280
IV.Incontinent Ignorance287
V.Essential Features and Contingent Manifestations292
VI.Aristotle's Analysis297
Chapter 6.Pleasure313
I.Why the Investigation of Pleasure?313
II.Pleasure and Natural Inclination320
III.The Challenge of Neutralism324
IV.Pleasure as Value-Judgment331
V.Against the Process Theory339
VI.Nature, Pleasure and Reason346
VII.The Limits of Hedonism353
Chapter 7.Aristotle's Values366
I.New Directions from Old366
II.The Problem370
III.Goods and Ends in the Eudemian Ethics373
IV.Theoria in the Eudemian Ethics383
V.A Sketch of the Nicomachean Position388
VI.The Need to Justify Theoria392
VII.Divine Activity versus Human Happiness398
VIII.Living like the Gods408
IX.The Crown of Happiness412
X.Leisure, Pleasure and Serious Activities419
XI.The Best Life427
Works Cited439
Texts of Aristotle439
Other Works439
Name Index445
Subject Index449
Index Locorum Aristotelis453

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