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Perception in Aristotle's ethics / Eve Rabinoff.

Rabinoff, Eve, (author.).
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Subject: Aristotle > Ethics.
Aristotle. Nicomachean ethics.
Aristotle. De anima.
De anima (Aristotle)
Nicomachean ethics (Aristotle)
Perception (Philosophy) > Moral and ethical aspects.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780810136441
  • ISBN: 0810136449
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (ix, 196 pages)
  • Publisher: Evanston, Illinois : Northwestern University Press, 2018.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-188) and indexes.
Formatted Contents Note: 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.
Information Relating to Copyright Status: This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
Language Note: English.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.
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