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Hendrik Lorenz

in The Brute Within: Appetitive Desire in Plato and Aristotle

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199290635
eISBN:
9780191604027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199290636.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

It is widely held that in Republic 8, Plato acknowledges the occurrence within appetite of conflicts, in which it desires something or other and at the same time is averse to the thing in question. ... More


Phantasia and Practical Thought

Hendrik Lorenz

in The Brute Within: Appetitive Desire in Plato and Aristotle

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199290635
eISBN:
9780191604027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199290636.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Given the richness of Aristotle’s conception of sense, the question arises of what he takes to be distinctive of the intellect and its functioning. The chapter therefore offers a detailed account of ... More


Aristotle on the Practical Intellect 1

C. C. W. Taylor

in Pleasure, Mind, and Soul: Selected Papers in Ancient Philosophy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199226399
eISBN:
9780191710209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226399.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter examines the role of the practical intellect in Aristotle's ethics, arguing that it is not confined to deliberation about means, but that it includes the achievement of the right ... More


Courage and Continence (NE III.6–9)

Howard J. Curzer

in Aristotle and the Virtues

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199693726
eISBN:
9780191738890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693726.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Aristotle is famous for his doctrine of the mean, but this is just one of several doctrines that together constitute Aristotle’s architectonic of virtue. The others include the doctrine of disjoint ... More


Definition in Greek Philosophy

David Charles (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199564453
eISBN:
9780191721618
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564453.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Ancient Philosophy

Socrates' greatest philosophical contribution was to have initiated the search for definitions. In this book his views on definition are examined, together with those of his successors, including ... More


Virtue is a Mean

W.F.R. Hardie

in Aristotle's Ethical Theory

Published in print:
1980
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198246329
eISBN:
9780191680953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198246329.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter describes what sort of state virtue is. Aristotle's answer is that it is a state concerned with choice, lying in a mean relative to us and determined by a rational principle, the ... More


Perception

Stephen R.L. Clark

in Aristotle's Man: Speculations upon Aristotelian Anthropology

Published in print:
1975
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198245162
eISBN:
9780191680847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198245162.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter explores certain details of the existence and of the theories that have been expounding. It also confirms Aristotle's biological works that must be taken seriously as considered ... More


The Doctrine of the Mean

Stephen R.L. Clark

in Aristotle's Man: Speculations upon Aristotelian Anthropology

Published in print:
1975
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198245162
eISBN:
9780191680847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198245162.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter suggests that the analogy between moral sense and the primary sense is of considerable value. Moral awareness involves the concept of a mean: the form of virtue is elicited from a ... More


Justice

W.F.R. Hardie

in Aristotle's Ethical Theory

Published in print:
1980
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198246329
eISBN:
9780191680953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198246329.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The principle of the mean may be expressed in other measurable aspects, money for example, or actions that are right or wrong. In the case of justice, Aristotle approaches the question what sort of ... More


Aristotle on Meaning and Essence

David Charles

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199256730
eISBN:
9780191597183
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019925673X.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Focuses on two themes in Aristotle's philosophy and their interconnection. The first is his account of the meaning (or signification) of terms such as ‘man’, ‘fish’, and ‘eclipse’, which refer to ... More


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