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Virtues and Parts of the Soul

Sarah Broadie

in Ethics with Aristotle

Published in print January 1994 | ISBN: 9780195085600
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199833108 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195085604.003.0002
Virtues and Parts of the Soul

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Discusses the virtue of character: the definition of it in terms of prohairesis and the orthos logos; in what sense it is a mean; how it involves conformity of desire to reason; how it develops in the soul; and how the conditions of upbringing explain why justice is a human virtue.

Keywords: Aristotle; character; justice; orthos logos; prohairesis; reason; soul; virtue

Chapter.  42624 words. 

Subjects: Ancient Philosophy

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