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Author: Guy Schuh

1 Introduction Aristotle tells us that the Nicomachean Ethics (= NE ) is an “inquiry” and an “investigation” ( methodos and zētēsis , see NE 1094b10–11, 1102a12–15). One important way that the work comprises an investigation is that it is a prolonged search for the definition of

In: History of Philosophy & Logical Analysis
Author: Sean McAleer

Abstract: This essay reconstructs and evaluates Aristotle’s argument in Nicomachean Ethics IX.9 that the happy person needs friends, in which Aristotle combines his well-known claim that friends are other selves with the claim that human perception is meta-perceptual: the perceiving subject perceives its own existence. After exploring some issues in the logic of perception, the essay argues that Aristotle’s argument for the necessity of friends is invalid since perception-verbs create referentially opaque contexts in which the substitution of co-referential terms fails.

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on the difference between mathematical and philosophical inquiry in the Republic , but other authors come to mind, too. At the beginning of the Nicomachean Ethics , Aristotle observes that one would speak adequately if one obtains the clarity that is appropriate for the subject matter investigated

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. Hicks , R. D. (tr.). 1907 . Aristotle’s De Anima . Cambridge : Cambrige University Press . Ierodiakonou , K. 2009 . Some observations on Michael of Ephesus’ comments on Nicomachean Ethics X . In: Barber , C. & Jenkins , D. (eds.), Medieval Greek Commentaries on the Nicomachean

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Author: Scott Aikin

would this excessive exactness look like? Perhaps it is what Aristotle warns us against in the opening of the Nicomachean Ethics —that an obsession with exactness yields a level of scrutiny and precision that is inappropriate for a domain of inquiry (1094b25). And so, we become insensitive to what are

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, W. 1923. Aristoteles. Grundlegung einer Geschichte seiner Entwicklung . Berlin: Weidmannsche Buchhandlung) Kraut , R. 2006 . How to Justify Ethical Propositions: Aristotle’s Method . In: Kraut , R. (ed.), The Blackwell Guide to Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics . Malden : Blackwell

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Author: Dorothea Frede

d–29a. 23 This is a possibility that Aristotle makes fun of, without reference to the Republic , in his critique of the Form of the good in Nicomachean Ethics I 4, 1096b35–1097a14. 24 Resp. X 601d: “A flute-player tells a flute-maker about the flutes that respond well in

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