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The Account of the Voluntariness of Virtue in the Anonymous Peripatetic Commentary on <i>Nicomachean Ethics</i> 2–5

Erik Eliasson.

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...

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Accounts

David Sedley.

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’...

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The Accurate One Over Many Argument

Gail Fine.

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...

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Acquiring Character: Becoming Grown‐Up<sup>1</sup>

Gavin Lawrence.

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...

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Action

Terence Irwin.

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...

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Actions, Ends, and Functions

C. D. C. REEVE.

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...

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The Adequacy of the Shorter Route

Dominic Scott.

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...

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Afterword

Paul Woodruff.

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...

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Afterword: Homonymy's Promise Reconsidered

Christopher Shields.

in Order in Multiplicity

September 2002; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient Philosophy. 1024 words.

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Against an Emendation and a Proposal about the Subject of (A1)

Michael V. Wedin.

in Parmenides’ Grand Deduction

October 2014; p ublished online December 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient Philosophy. 2730 words.

This section addresses the difficult remark in Fr. 8, 12–13, (iiic) of (A1), that conviction will not allow anything ‘besides it’ to come to be ever from not being. It follows the...

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