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The Nature of the Inquiry

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/9780198246329.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In the Magna Moralia (MM), ethics is described both as part of politics and as its starting point. It is not clear what this means, but it may be a reference to Aristotle's view, that unless a man ... More


Practical Knowledge and the Four Orientations to the Best

Eugene Garver

in Aristotle's Politics: Living Well and Living Together

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226284026
eISBN:
9780226284040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226284040.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter discusses the presentation of four dimensions of politics in Book IV, which the author refers to here as the four kinds of best. The four inquiries outlined in Politics IV correspond to ... More


The Spirit of Inquiry

David Vincent

in I Hope I Don't Intrude: Privacy and its Dilemmas in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198725039
eISBN:
9780191792489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198725039.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

The chapter examines the virtue and pleasure of curiosity as a growing characteristic of the age. It examines the growth of the flâneur, and of public guides to urban cultures, following the success ... More


[416]Legal Politics: Province and Task

Alf Ross

in On Law and Justice

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198716105
eISBN:
9780191784361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198716105.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter begins by discussing the line of demarcation between legal politics and other politics. It then covers the theoretical foundation and tasks of legal politics. With regard to the ... More


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