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Aristotle's Values

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/10.1093/0195085604.003.0007
Aristotle's Values

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The interpreter's problem is to reconcile Aristotle's reflections on theôria as the highest happiness with the practical emphasis of most of his ethics. Aristotle's problem is to explain why his godlike theoretical ideal ranks higher than his practical one, while showing that both are genuinely human ends. The argument turns on the importance of leisure and of serious activities.

Keywords: Aristotle; leisure; serious; theôria

Chapter.  46291 words. 

Subjects: Ancient Philosophy

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