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Moral Psychology and Human Action in Aristotle

Moral Psychology and Human Action in Aristotle

by Michael Pakaluk, Giles Pearson
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Both Aristotle and moral psychology have been flourishing areas of philosophical inquiry in recent years. This volume aims to bring the two streams of research together, offering a fresh infusion of Aristotelian insights into moral psychology and philosophy of action, and the application of developed philosophical sensibility as regards the reading of Aristotelian texts. The contributors offer stimulating new examinations of Aristotle's understanding of the various psychological states, dispositions, processes, and acts — including reasoning and deliberation — that contribute to the understanding of human action and its ethical appraisal.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199546541
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 04/15/2011
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Michael Pakaluk is Professor of Philosophy at Ave Maria University and Adjunct Research Scholar at the Institute for the Psychological Sciences in Arlington, VA

Giles Pearson is a Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Bristol

Table of Contents

1. Pleasure as an Activity in the Nicomachean Ethics, Robert Heinaman
2. Aristotle's Theory of the Emotions: Emotions as Pleasures and Pains, Jamie Dow
3. Desire in Action: Aristotle's Move, David Charles
4. Aristotle and Scanlon on Desire and Motivation, Giles Pearson
5. Phantasia in De Motu Animalium, Malcolm Schofield
6. Aristotle on the Ends of Deliberation, Anthony Price
7. Deliberation and Choice in Aristotle, Heda Segvic
8. Acrasia: the Rest of the Story?, David Charles
9. Mixed Actions and Double Effect, Michael Pakaluk
10. Acquiring Character: Becoming Grown Up, Gavin Lawrence
11. Aristotle on Responsibility for One's Character, Pierre Destree
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