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Jacob T. Snyder

agreement that leisure does operate as this kind of challenge. However, what is the nature of this challenge? The answer to this question depends upon a definition of leisure. In an attempt to better understand leisure’s challenge to liberalism, I look to Aristotle for help in answering this ‘what is it

Uri D. Leibowitz

1. Introduction One striking feature of Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics (henceforth NE ) is that unlike many modern moral treatises, Aristotle’s ethical work is not concerned with finding and formulating exceptionless moral principles. Aristotle seems perfectly comfortable discussing

Ben Morison

Phronesis 55 (2010) 68-103 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI: 10.1163/003188610X12589452898840 Did Th eophrastus Reject Aristotle’s Account of Place? Ben Morison Philosophy Department, Room 208 – 1879 Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA bmorison

Marko Malink

1. Introduction A demonstrative science, for Aristotle, is based on first principles (ἀρχαί). All of its theorems are derived from these principles by means of proofs (ἀποδείξεις). The principles, on the other hand, are unproved; they are not derived by proofs from prior premisses. As

Jerry Green

1 Introduction Aristotle’s Metaphysics Z.3 is a difficult chapter, even by the standards of the Metaphysics as a whole. There are, broadly speaking, two interpretative questions: (1) What is the thesis of the chapter? (2) How does the chapter fit into the rest of Z, and indeed with the

Athanasios Samaras

Aristotle’s famous kat’ euchēn city 1 of Books VII and VIII of the Politics is a city which has the aretē 2 of its citizens as its goal and in which a fully leisured Greek ruling class exercises political authority over resident foreigners, perioikoi 3 and slaves. Given that Aristotle’s

Aristotle's Practical Side

On his Psychology, Ethics, Politics and Rhetoric


William Fortenbaugh

This volume focuses on Aristotle’s practical philosophy. His analysis of emotional response takes pride of place. It is followed by discussion of his moral psychology: the division of the human soul into emotional and deliberative parts.
Moral virtue is studied in relation to emotion, and animals are shown to lack both emotion and virtue. Different kinds of friendship are analyzed, and the effects of vehemence, i.e., temperament are given special attention. Aristotle’s justification for assigning natural slaves and women subordinate roles receives detailed consideration. The same is true of his analysis of correct and incorrect constitutions. Finally, persuasion is taken up from several angles including Aristotle’s emphasis on the presentation of character and his curious dismissal of delivery in speech.

Matthew Duncombe

Castagnoli and an anonymous referee for written comments. Finally, thanks to David Sedley for always encouraging my work on relatives. 1 Introduction Aristotle was not the first philosopher to distinguish relatives from non-relative items. Plato, arguably, does in the Sophist at 255c14. 1 But

Aristotle on Memory and Recollection

Text, Translation, Interpretation, and Reception in Western Scholasticism


David Bloch

Twentieth-century Scholarship on Aristotle's De Memoria et Reminiscentia was dominated by the view that Aristotle's theories of memory and recollection are basically very similar to ours. By means of a new critical edition of the Greek text, an essay on Aristotle's own theories and an essay on these theories as they were received in the Latin West, the present book offers material that challenges the opinio communis. The result is a new interpretation of Aristotle's De Memoria et Reminiscentia and its relevance to the concerns of 21st-century philosophers, both regarding the concepts of memory and recollection and regarding Aristotle's philosophical methodology.

Mika Perälä

1 Introduction In the De anima ( DA ) Aristotle holds that we can perceive ordinary objects and discriminate between their features in virtue of the senses rather than the reasoning capacity. 1 He says, for instance, that the sense of sight and the sense of taste can concern the same