The Account of the Voluntariness of Virtue in the Anonymous Peripatetic Commentary on Nicomachean Ethics 2–5
in Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, Volume 44
June 2013; p ublished online November 2016 .
Chapter. Subjects: Ancient Philosophy. 17406 words.
This paper establishes that the anonymous peripatetic commentary on Nicomachean Ethics books II-V presents an account of the voluntariness of virtue that responds to problems not...
in The Midwife of Platonism
May 2004; p ublished online January 2005 .
Chapter. Subjects: Ancient Philosophy. 12853 words.
Is about the third and final part of the dialogue, where it is suggested that knowledge is true judgement plus a logos (account). I argue that the Dream theory, and the futher ‘element’...
in On Ideas
August 1995; p ublished online November 2003 .
Chapter. Subjects: Ancient Philosophy. 3040 words.
Fine argues that this One over Many Argument is different from the one already discussed in Ch. 10. It differs in that it is a valid argument for the existence of forms and also in that the...
in Moral Psychology and Human Action in Aristotle
February 2011; p ublished online September 2011 .
Chapter. Subjects: Ancient Philosophy. 29469 words.
What is it to grow up, within the outlook of Aristotelian ‘practical philosophy’? Both a contrived rationalism and a false non-rationalism should be avoided. Aristotle's view in contrast is...
in Mental Language
February 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .
Chapter. Subjects: Ancient Philosophy. 9288 words.
It is only toward the mid-thirteenth century that mental discourse began to be the object of explicit and precise philosophical controversies. Thomas Aquinas played a crucial role in this...
in Aristotle's First Principles
April 1990; p ublished online November 2003 .
Chapter. Subjects: Ancient Philosophy. 8721 words.
Aristotle claims that the soul in animals is defined by two faculties: the discriminative belonging to sense and thought, and the faculty of initiating movement. He insists that the part...
in Practices of Reason
April 1995; p ublished online October 2011 .
Chapter. Subjects: Ancient Philosophy. 17539 words.
Book I of the Ethics is filled with complex arguments about eudaimonia and with important methodological remarks that vividly remind us of the limits of those arguments and of the power of...
in Doing and Being
October 2009; p ublished online February 2010 .
Chapter. Subjects: Metaphysics; Ancient Philosophy. 6458 words.
In the sixth chapter of Metaphysics Theta, Aristotle resumes direct engagement with the science of being, as such. The entire text up to this point has been preparatory. He now undertakes,...
in Levels of Argument
March 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .
Chapter. Subjects: Ancient Philosophy; History of Western Philosophy. 4894 words.
This chapter continues to examine the shorter route of Republic II–IV, with a specific focus on the quality of the argument. Although Socrates describes his defence of justice here as...
in First Democracy
March 2006; p ublished online October 2011 .
Chapter. Subjects: Ancient Philosophy. 6435 words.
People are attracted to democracy because it expresses the freedom and power from our own experiences. The question whether we are truly ready for democracy lays on a nation's willingness...