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Aristotle's practical side : on his psychology, ethics, politics and rhetoric / by William W. Fortenbaugh.

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Subject: Aristotle > Psychology.
Aristotle. Nicomachean ethics.
Aristotle. Rhetoric.
Aristotle. Nicomachean ethics. English.
Aristote > Psychologie.
Aristote. Éthique à Nicomaque.
Aristote. Rhétorique.
Aristote > Morale.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9789047409755
  • ISBN: 9047409752
  • ISBN: 128139937X
  • ISBN: 9781281399373
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xii, 482 pages).
  • Publisher: Leiden ; Brill, 2006.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Formatted Contents Note: [Pt.] I. Psychology -- 1. Aristotle's 'Rhetoric' on emotions -- 2. A note on Aspasius, in 'EN' 44.20-21 -- 3. On the antecedents of Aristotle's bipartite psychology -- 4. The account of the soul in 'Nicomachean ethics' 1.13 -- 5. Bipartition of the soul in 'Nicomachean ethics' 1.7 and 1.13 -- 6. Aristotle and Theophrastus on the emotions -- [Pt.] II. Ethics -- 7. Aristotle : emotion and moral virtue -- 8. Aristotle and the questionable mean-dispositions -- 9. Aristotle : animals, emotion and moral virtue -- 10. Aristotle's distinction between moral virtue and practical wisdom -- 11. Ta pros to telos and syllogistic vocabulary in Aristotle's 'Ethics' -- 12. Aristotle's analysis of friendship : function, analogy, resemblance and focal meaning -- 13. Menander's 'Perikeiromene' : misfortune, vehemence and polemon -- [Pt.] III. Politics -- 14. Aristotle on slaves and women -- 15. Aristotle's natural slave -- 16. Aristotle on prior and posterior, correct and mistaken constitutions -- [Pt.] IV. Rhetoric -- 17. Aristotle on persuasion through character -- 18. Aristotle's accounts of persuasion through character -- 19. Benevolentiam conciliare and animos permovere : some remarks on Cicero's 'De oratore' 2.178-216 -- 20. Aristotle's platonic attitude toward delivery -- 21. What was included in a peripatetic treatise 'Peri lexeōs'? -- 22. Persuasion through character and the composition of Aristotle's 'Rhetoric' -- 23. On the composition of Aristotle's 'Rhetoric' : arguing the issue, emotional appeal, persuasion through character, and characters tied to age and fortune -- 24. Cicero as a reporter of Aristotelian and Theophrastean rhetorical doctrine.
Summary: This volume focuses on Aristotle's practical philosophy. His analysis of emotional response takes pride of place. It is followed by discussion of his moral psychology: the division of the human soul into emotional and deliberative parts. Moral virtue is studied in relation to emotion, and animals are shown to lack both emotion and virtue. Different kinds of friendship are analyzed, and the effects of vehemence, i.e., temperament are given special attention. Aristotle's justification for assigning natural slaves and women subordinate roles receives detailed consideration. The same is true of his analysis of correct and incorrect constitutions. Finally, persuasion is taken up from several angles including Aristotle's emphasis on the presentation of character and his curious dismissal of delivery in speech.
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