<i>Kinēsis</i> and <i>Energeia</i>

J. C. B. Gosling and C. C. W. Taylor

in The Greeks On Pleasure

Published in print December 1982 | ISBN: 9780198246664
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191681035 | DOI:
Kinēsis and Energeia

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In the exposition so far it has been taken as relatively unproblematic what Aristotle means in calling pleasure an energeia, and why he is so confident that it is one. In particular, there has been no discussion of what ought to be an illuminating passage in EN X in which he distinguishes energeia from kinēsis. This chapter considers what light, if any, can be obtained from this and other passages elsewhere in Aristotle's works where this contrast is made.

Keywords: Aristotle; pleasure; energeia; kinē

Chapter.  6327 words. 

Subjects: Ancient Philosophy

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