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Aristotle on the Apparent Good: Perception, Phantasia, Thought, and Desire

Jessica Moss

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199656349
eISBN:
9780191742156
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656349.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Aristotle holds that we desire things because they appear good to us – a view still dominant in philosophy now. But what is it for something to appear good? This book argues that Aristotle ... More


Desire

David Wolfsdorf

in Trials of Reason: Plato and the Crafting of Philosophy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195327328
eISBN:
9780199870646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327328.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter explains how arguments in Meno, Protagoras, and Lysis present a coherent conception of desire. Furthermore, it is argued that the much discussed passage at Gorgias 466–68 is ... More


Apparent Goods: A Discussion of Jessica Moss, Aristotle on the Apparent Good

Iakovos Vasiliou

in Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, Volume 46

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198712923
eISBN:
9780191809767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712923.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter examines a number of claims made by Jessica Moss in her book, Aristotle on the Apparent Good. Aristotle’s ‘apparent good’ refers to what someone believes or takes to be good and also, ... More


Why Is Aristotle’s Vicious Person Miserable?

Gösta Grönroos

in The Quest for the Good Life: Ancient Philosophers on Happiness

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198746980
eISBN:
9780191809163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746980.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The question raised in this chapter is why Aristotle portrays the bad person as being in a miserable state. It is argued that the bad person suffers from a mental conflict, which consists of a clash ... More


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