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Varieties of Friendship (NE VIII–IX)

Howard J. Curzer.

in Aristotle and the Virtues

March 2012; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient Philosophy. 13330 words.

Aristotle evaluates friendships in two ways. First, although decision-making in a friendship may be the legitimate prerogative of one person, several people (according to their differing...

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Aristotle and the democratization of politics

Malcolm Schofield.

in Episteme, etc.

December 2011; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient Philosophy. 9548 words.

This chapter argues that Aristotle's very conception of the political sphere as political (and not the domain of a despot) is what dictates that citizens should have powers of deliberation...

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Law and Reason

Katja Maria Vogt.

in Law, Reason, and the Cosmic City

April 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient Philosophy. 25015 words.

It is argued that the two dominant ways of reconstructing the Stoic conception of law—as a set of rules (rules‐interpretation) or as identified with the perfect decision‐making of the sage...

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Determinism and Moral Responsibility: Chrysippus' Compatibilism

Susanne Bobzien.

in Determinism and Freedom in Stoic Philosophy

November 2001; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient Philosophy. 47435 words.

Central passages: Gellius Attic Nights 7.2; Cicero On Fate 8 11, 39–45; Plutarch On Stoic Self‐Contradictions 1055f –1056d.

There are only three sources that attest undoubtedly...

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The Natural Character and Moral Deficiencies of Women

Mariska Leunissen.

in From Natural Character to Moral Virtue in Aristotle

September 2017; p ublished online July 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient Philosophy; Philosophy. 18205 words.

Chapter 6 addresses Aristotle’s exclusion of women from full virtue by explaining their moral deficiencies in light of their presumed biological imperfections. Although formally identical...

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Levels of Argument

Dominic Scott.

March 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Book. Subjects: Ancient Philosophy; History of Western Philosophy. 242 pages.

This book compares the Republic and Nicomachean Ethics from a methodological perspective. The first half argues that the Republic distinguishes between two levels of argument in the defence...

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