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Perception in Aristotle's Ethics seeks to demonstrate that living an ethical life requires a mode of perception that is best called ethical perception. Specifically, drawing primarily on Aristotle’s accounts of perception and ethics in De anima and Nicomachean Ethics, Eve Rabinoff argues that the faculty of perception (aisthesis), which is often thought to be an entirely physical phenomenon, is informed by intellect and has an ethical dimension insofar as it involves the perception of particulars in their ethical significance, as things that are good or bad in themselves and as occasions to act. Further, she contends, virtuous action requires this ethical perception, according to Aristotle, and ethical development consists in the achievement of the harmony of the intellectual and perceptual, rational and nonrational, parts of the soul.

This project is philosophically motivated both by the details of Aristotle’s thought and more generally by an increasing philosophical awareness that the ethical agent is an embodied, situated individual, rather than primarily a disembodied, abstract rational will. 

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 3-12
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  1. Chapter 1. The Perceptual Part of the Soul
  2. pp. 13-42
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  1. Chapter 2. Human Perception
  2. pp. 43-70
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  1. Chapter 3. The Duality of the Human Soul
  2. pp. 71-112
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  1. Chapter 4. Phronēsis
  2. pp. 113-146
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 147-154
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 155-180
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 181-188
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  1. General Index
  2. pp. 189-192
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  1. Index Locorum
  2. pp. 193-196
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780810136441
Related ISBN
9780810136434
MARC Record
OCLC
1017611467
Pages
206
Launched on MUSE
2018-01-03
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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