The Crossroads of Norm and Nature

The Crossroads of Norm and Nature : Essays on Aristotle's Ethics and Metaphysics

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A discussion of the intersections between Aristotle's works: Ethics and Metaphysics. It debates the ways in which - and even the extent to which - the two texts illuminate one another, examine Aristotle's methods and intellectualism and analyse issues of matter, form, potency and art.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 143 x 226 x 20mm | 472g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0847679829
  • 9780847679829

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 Part I Chapter 3 The Substance of Aristotle's Ethics Chapter 4 Human Being, Beast and God: The Place of Human Happiness According to Aristotle and Some Twentieth-Century Philosophers Chapter 5 Sense of Being in Aristotle's Ethics Chapter 6 Aristotle's "Exclusive" Account of Happiness: Contemplative Wisdom as a Guise of the Political Philosopher Chapter 7 Two Perspectives on the Ultimate End Part 8 Part II Chapter 9 Plato's Ghost: Consequences of Aristotelian Dialectic Chapter 10 Working Through Puzzles Chapter 11 Theories of Meaning and Ontology in Aristotle's Metaphysics Chapter 12 Part III Chapter 13 The Ultimate End of Action: A Critique of Richard Kraut's Aristotle on the Human Good Chapter 14 Reply to Roche Part 15 Part IV Chapter 16 The Philosophic Background of Aristotle's Aitia Chapter 17 Composition and Unity: An Examination of Metaphysics H6 Chapter 18 Understanding Process: Reflections on Physics III.1 Chapter 19 Why the Elements Imitate the Heavens: Metaphysics IX, 8, 1050b28-34
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It is unparalleled as an aid to our understanding the relationship between Aristotle's Metaphysics and his Ethics, and thus Aristotle's philosophy in general. The essays are excellent, many by distinguished authors, and they connect with each other not just thematically. -- Panayot Butchvarov, University of Iowa A helpful and valuable collection of articles on Aristotle's Ethics and Metaphysics. -- Reginald Allen, Northwestern University Marked by moderation . . . apply insights from Aristotle's metaphysics to his ethics and politics . . . * Phronesis * . . . high level of scholarship . . . as well as the fact that the majority are unpublished, makes the volume desirable. * Ethics: An International Journal of Social, Political, and Legal Philosophy * This is a splendid collection of first-rate essays, essential reading not only for those interested in how Aristotle's Ethics relates to his Metaphysics, but for all serious students of Aristotle. -- Alasdair MacIntyre, research professor of philosophy, University of Notre Dame
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About May Sim

May Sim is associate professor of philosophy at the College of the Holy Cross
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