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The Good of Rational Agents

Terence Irwin

in Aristotle's First Principles

Published in print April 1990 | ISBN: 9780198242901
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597770 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198242905.003.0016

Series: Clarendon Paperbacks

 The Good of Rational Agents

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Aristotle has applied his dialectical method to the structure and design of whole communities. He claims that the discipline undertaken in Ethics is a political science, and continuous the same inquiry in Politics. Aristotle’s methods and doctrines in both works are examined together to provide a clearer view of the structure and connexion of the arguments and conclusions.

Keywords: Aristotle; dialectics; structure; design; political science; ethics; politics

Chapter.  12214 words. 

Subjects: Ancient Philosophy

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