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Shadow Lovers: The Symposiasts and Socrates

Frisbee C. C. Sheffield

in Plato's Symposium: The Ethics of Desire

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199286775
eISBN:
9780191713194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286775.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter explores the relationship between Socrates and his predecessors, and gives a significant philosophical role to all the speeches of the dialogue. It argues that Socrates' speech is ... 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


The Endoxon Mystique: What Endoxa Are And What They Are Not

Dorothea Frede

in Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, Volume 43

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199666164
eISBN:
9780191751936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199666164.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The article contradicts recent tendencies to treat the approach via endoxa as Aristotle’s ubiquitous method of justification in his ethics. It points out that the use in Nicomachean Ethics VII 1-2 is ... More


The ‘Endoxic Method’

Dominic Scott

in Levels of Argument: A Comparative Study of Plato's Republic and Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199249640
eISBN:
9780191799877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249640.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Recent discussions of Aristotle’s method focus on his use of ‘appearances’—the endoxa or phainomena: views held by ‘the many’ or ‘the wise’. In particular, some influential scholars have assumed that ... More


Phainomena as Witnesses and Examples: The Methodology of Eudemian Ethics 1.6

Joshua Wilburn

in Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, Volume 49

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198749516
eISBN:
9780191842818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749516.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter undertakes a detailed examination of the philosophical method described in Eudemian Ethics 1.6. Contrary to what many scholars suppose, the chapter argues that this method differs ... More


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