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Author Rabinoff, Eve, author

Title Perception in Aristotle's ethics / Eve Rabinoff
Published Evanston, Illinois : Northwestern University Press, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 196 pages)
Series Rereading ancient philosophy
Rereading ancient philosophy
Contents Introduction -- The perceptual part of the soul -- Human perception -- The duality of the human soul -- Phronēsis -- Conclusion
Summary Rabinoff strives to account for ethical perception (aisthesis) in Aristotle's ethics--to give it a place of importance in ethical choice and action--and to offer an account of the faculty of perception expansive enough to include reception of the ethical significance of particulars. The book is motivated by particular features of Aristotle's thought and by increasing philosophical awareness that the ethical agent is an embodied, situated individual, rather than a disembodied, abstract rational will. Traditionally, the soul has been understood to have a non-rational part characterized by desire and perception and a rational part characterized by thinking, knowledge, and argument. Depending on how the relationship between the sides is conceived, the non-rational is either a bane to be controlled by the rational, or plays an irreducible role in moral action. By establishing and accounting for perception's place in ethics, Rabinoff shows the importance for ethical life of integrating both
Analysis Philosophy
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-188) and indexes
Notes This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/legalcode
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Subject Aristotle -- Ethics
Aristotle. De anima
Aristotle. Nicomachean ethics
Aristotle.
De anima (Aristotle)
Nicomachean ethics (Aristotle)
Perception (Philosophy) -- Moral and ethical aspects
Ethics.
PHILOSOPHY -- History & Surveys -- Ancient & Classical.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0810136449
9780810136441