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Ethics with Aristotle - Sarah Broadie

Ethics with Aristotle

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Published: 1st July 1993
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This is a close and comprehensive study of the main themes of Aristotle's ethics. Sarah Broadie concentrates on what he has to teach about happiness, virtue, voluntary agency, practical reason, incontinence, pleasure, and the place of theoria in the best life. Never forgetting that ethics for Aristotle is above all a practical enterprise, she sheds new light on ways in which this practical orientation affects both content and method of his inquiry. The book culminates in a sustained argument showing how even Aristotle's ideal of theoretic contemplation in integral to his essentially practical vision of human nature. Ethics with Aristotle is a major contribution toward the further understanding of Aristotle's ethics.

"An ideal balance: philosophical substance and scholarly apparatus for advanced undergraduates; comprehensive plan (and Aristotle!) for introductory level study."--Don Asselin, Hillsdale College "Broadie has a knack for engaging the reader in Aristotle's problematic. Her style is lucid and intelligent. A valuable book for students or scholars in the field."--Leonard W. Ortmann, Conception Seminary College "A splendid in-depth treatment....Because of the book's wide scope, and the philosophical depth and originality of its author, Ethics with Aristotle deserves to be recognized as one of the best and most important works on Aristotle's moral philosophy written in recent decades."--Ethics "This is a book from which anyone can learn a great deal about ethics and about Aristotle....It is clearly one of the two best books on Aristotle's ethics to appear in recent years."--New England Classical Newsletter & Journal "Magisterial....A powerful set of insights about how to read Aristotle's ethics and many suggestive ideas about how to do ethics with Aristotle."--Mind "An ideal balance: philosophical substance and scholarly apparatus for advanced undergraduates; comprehensive plan (and Aristotle!) for introductory level study."--Don Asselin, Hillsdale College "Broadie has a knack for engaging the reader in Aristotle's problematic. Her style is lucid and intelligent. A valuable book for students or scholars in the field."--Leonard W. Ortmann, Conception Seminary College "A splendid in-depth treatment....Because of the book's wide scope, and the philosophical depth and originality of its author, Ethics with Aristotle deserves to be recognized as one of the best and most important works on Aristotle's moral philosophy written in recent decades."--Ethics "This is a book from which anyone can learn a great deal about ethics and about Aristotle....It is clearly one of the two best books on Aristotle's ethics to appear in recent years."--New England Classical Newsletter & Journal "Magisterial....A powerful set of insights about how to read Aristotle's ethics and many suggestive ideas about how to do ethics with Aristotle."--Mind "An important contribution both to the scholarly examination of Aristotle's ethical texts and to contemporary attempts to do ethics with Aristotle as a companion....Broadie's work fills a gap both in the detail and scope of its commentary and in the interpretations and arguments it advances."--Choice "A deep and sophisticated vade mecum for the Ethics. It is worthy of being used as the central secondary text in a careful study of the Ethics."--Michael Pakaluk, Clark University "A closely argued study....Ethics With Aristotle is a reliable and well-documented guide to a range of psychological issues in Aristotelian ethical theory."--Religious Studies Review

Happiness, the Supreme Endp. 3
Presuppositions of the Questionp. 3
The Statesman's Objectivep. 8
Method and Starting Pointsp. 17
What is Happiness?p. 24
Happiness Definedp. 34
Taking Stock of the Definitionp. 41
On the Other Goods and the Scope of 'Happiness'p. 50
Virtues and Parts of the Soulp. 57
Why an Ethics of Virtue?p. 57
Division of the Soul (I)p. 61
Division of the Soul (II)p. 67
Preliminaries on the Development of Virtuep. 72
Virtue of Character and the Orthos Logosp. 74
'A Prohairetic State'p. 78
Conditions of Virtuous Actionp. 82
'With Pleasure' and 'for the Sake of the Noble'p. 90
The Status of the Meanp. 95
How We Learn to Be Goodp. 103
A Basis for Justicep. 110
The Voluntaryp. 124
General Perspectivesp. 124
Strains in 'the Voluntary'p. 132
Excuses and Nonexcusesp. 142
'It Depends on Him'p. 149
Character as Voluntary (I)p. 159
Character as Voluntary (II)p. 164
Practical Wisdomp. 179
The Structure of Rational Choicep. 179
The Purpose of NE Book VIp. 185
Probing the Craft Analogyp. 190
Against the 'Grand End' Viewp. 198
Practice and Productionp. 202
Thought and Desire in Rational Choicep. 212
'Practical Truth'p. 219
The Works of Reasonp. 225
End and Means in Deliberationp. 232
Character and Intelligence in Deliberation (I)p. 242
Character and Intelligence in Deliberation (II)p. 250
Incontinencep. 266
The Field of Incontinencep. 266
How Incontinence Is Possible (I)p. 274
How Incontinence Is Possible (II)p. 280
Incontinent Ignorancep. 287
Essential Features and Contingent Manifestationsp. 292
Aristotle's Analysisp. 297
Pleasurep. 313
Why the Investigation of Pleasure?p. 313
Pleasure and Natural Inclinationp. 320
The Challenge of Neutralismp. 324
Pleasure as Value-Judgmentp. 331
Against the Process Theoryp. 339
Nature, Pleasure and Reasonp. 346
The Limits of Hedonismp. 353
Aristotle's Valuesp. 366
New Directions from Oldp. 366
The Problemp. 370
Goods and Ends in the Eudemian Ethicsp. 373
Theoria in the Eudemian Ethicsp. 383
A Sketch of the Nicomachean Positionp. 388
The Need to Justify Theoriap. 392
Divine Activity versus Human Happinessp. 398
Living like the Godsp. 408
The Crown of Happinessp. 412
Leisure, Pleasure and Serious Activitiesp. 419
The Best Lifep. 427
Works Citedp. 439
Texts of Aristotlep. 439
Other Worksp. 439
Name Indexp. 445
Subject Indexp. 449
Index Locorum Aristotelisp. 453
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ISBN: 9780195085600
ISBN-10: 0195085604
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 1st July 1993
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.42 x 15.27  x 3.2
Weight (kg): 0.67