in Aristotle and the Virtues
March 2012; p ublished online May 2012 .
Chapter. Subjects: Ancient Philosophy. 10418 words.
Aristotle’s decision to list wit as a virtue does not reflect an outmoded, aristocratic view that morally good people have panache. What makes someone a witty person is not a good sense of...
in Order in Multiplicity
September 2002; p ublished online November 2003 .
Chapter. Subjects: Ancient Philosophy. 13871 words.
Shields reviews Aristotle's methods for establishing homonymy, association, and core dependence, without yet evaluating their success or failure. Shields begins by considering Aristotle's...
in Aristotle on Perceiving Objects
August 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .
Chapter. Subjects: Ancient Philosophy; Metaphysics. 10396 words.
For Aristotle our only means for perceiving the world are the five senses, each individuated by the type of perceptible qualities it is sensitive to: colors for sight, sounds for hearing,...
in Cultivating Virtue
December 2014; p ublished online December 2014 .
Chapter. Subjects: Moral Philosophy; Ancient Philosophy. 10894 words.
The human sciences are uncovering what virtue theorists surmised long ago: virtue is co-constructed by those around you, using inherent gene expression, immune system ratios, and...
in Developing the Virtues
October 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .
Chapter. Subjects: Moral Philosophy; Ancient Philosophy. 9122 words.
This chapter discusses the roles of motivation and practical wisdom when conceptualizing the development of virtue as a matter of skill acquisition. While it might appear that skills lack...