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Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Aristotle on Ethics

Gerald J. Hughes
Format
Book
Published
London ; New York : Routledge, 2001.
Language
English
Variant Title
Aristotle on ethics
Series
Routledge Philosophy Guidebooks
ISBN
0415221862, 0415221870 (pbk.)
Contents
  • 1 Aristotle's life and work 1
  • An outline of his life and times 1
  • His works and philosophical background 4
  • 2 Style, structure and aim of the Ethics 9
  • Nicomachaean Ethics 9
  • Aristotle's aim in writing the Ethics 13
  • Aristotle's Preface (1): Why do we do anything at all? 14
  • Aristotle's Preface (2): Realistic expectations 16
  • Aristotle's Preface (3): Suitable students 17
  • 3 Fulfilled life 21
  • Meanings of eudaimonia and arete 22
  • Fulfilled lives? 24
  • A central problem: 'Dominant' or 'Inclusive'? 27
  • Two further agreed characteristics of eudaimonia 31
  • Background: Aristotle's views on the human soul 33
  • Function Argument 36
  • Theoria and being a good citizen 45
  • 4 Moral virtues and moral training 53
  • Definition of moral virtue 54
  • Moral training 70
  • 5 Practical wisdom 83
  • Overview of the issues 84
  • Practical wisdom and theoretical ability 87
  • Is practical wisdom like other practical skills? 88
  • Practical wisdom: about means or about ends? 94
  • Practical wisdom and moral virtue 106
  • Unity of the virtues 109
  • Is Aristotle's account defensible? 112
  • 6 Responsibility 117
  • 'Acting willingly': sorting out common opinions 118
  • Moral conclusions: the best index of character 129
  • Responsibility for one's character 133
  • Decisions and freedom 137
  • Additional note on 'wanting' 142
  • 7 Moral failure 145
  • Why is moral failure problematic? 145
  • Aristotle's solution: one interpretation 148
  • A more detailed defence 154
  • 8 Relationships with others 167
  • Aristotelian relationships 168
  • Is Aristotle an ethical egoist? 172
  • Flexibility, relationships and justice 179
  • 9 Pleasure and the good life 183
  • Issues as they appeared to Aristotle 185
  • Aristotle's comments on the moral arguments 188
  • Argument from opposites 190
  • Aristotle's own view: arguments and problems 194
  • Are some pleasures not really pleasures? 199
  • Is the fulfilled life enjoyable? 205
  • 10 Aristotle's moral world and ours 211
  • Culture: acceptance and criticism 211
  • Virtues and principles 218.
Description
x, 238 p. ; 20 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-227) and indexes.
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