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The Voluntary

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/10.1093/0195085604.003.0003
The Voluntary

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In the context of perspectives drawn from philosophy of action and from Aristotle's natural philosophy, the chapter examines the ambiguity of the Aristotelian voluntary, its connections with censure and responsibility, its defensibility by excuse of force or ignorance, its bipolarity, its connection with character formation, and its implications, if any, for determinism.

Keywords: Aristotle; bipolarity; censure; character formation; determinism; force; ignorance; philosophy of action; responsibility; voluntary

Chapter.  34702 words. 

Subjects: Ancient Philosophy

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