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Author Tessitore, Aristide.

Title Reading Aristotle's Ethics : virtue, rhetoric, and political philosophy / Aristide Tessitore
Published Albany : State University of New York Press, [1996]


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Description xi, 155 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Civic Virtue and Philosophy -- Rhetorical Dimension of Ethical Discourse -- Interpretive Approach -- Ch. 1. The Audience of the Ethics, Book I. The Ethics in Context. Philosophic Readings of the Ethics. Political Readings of the Ethics. Aristotle's Dual Audience. The Useful Imprecision of Book I -- Ch. 2. The Virtues, Books II-VI. The Doctrine of Ethical Virtue. Ascent to Magnanimity. The Identity of the Magnanimous Person. Justice: Comprehensive Virtue and Proportional Equality. The Problem of Political Justice. The Need for Intellectual Virtue. The Competing Claims of Prudence and Wisdom -- Ch. 3. A New Beginning: Incontinence and Pleasure. Book VII. The New Horizon: Puzzle and Discovery. Incontinence: Clarifying Socrates' Ethical Paradox. Incontinence: Preserving Decent Opinion. Pleasure and Political Philosophy. Pleasure as End. Pleasure as the Supreme Good. Pleasure Divine Activity -- Ch. 4. Virtue, Friendship, and Philosophy, Books VIII-IX. Turning to Friendship
Friendship and Virtue. Friendship and the City. Friendship and Nature. Friendship with Oneself. Political Friendship. Two Kinds of Self-Love. Friendship, Happiness, and Philosophy -- Ch. 5. Making the City Safe for Philosophy, Book X. Pleasure and Moral Education. Aristotle's New Description of Pleasure. Happiness and the Pleasures of the Powerful. Happiness and the Best Way of Life. One Consistent Teaching: Similar and Complementary Ways of Life. Two Inconsistent Teachings: Persistent Tension. Concluding Arguments: Gods, Moral Nobility, and the City. Consistent Inconsistency
Analysis Aristotle Ethics
Aristotle Nicomachean ethics
Ethics, Ancient
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-148) and index
Subject Aristotle -- Ethics.
Aristotle. Nicomachean ethics.
Aristotle. Nicomachean ethics. English -- Ethics.
Aristotle. Nicomachean ethics. English.
Ethics, Ancient.
Political science -- Philosophy.
Rhetoric, Ancient.
LC no. 96012731
ISBN 0791430472 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0791430480 (paperback: alk. paper)