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The meanings of eudaimoniaand arete¯
Fulfilled lives?
A central problem: ‘Dominant’ or ‘Inclusive’?
Two further agreed characteristics of eudaimonia
Background: Aristotle’s views on the human soul
The Function Argument
Theo¯ria and being a good citizen
The definition of moral virtue
Moral training
Practical wisdom
Overview of the issues
Practical wisdom and theoretical ability
Is practical wisdom like other practical skills?
Practical wisdom: about means or about ends?
Practical wisdom and moral virtue
The unity of the virtues
Is Aristotle’s account defensible?
‘Acting willingly’: sorting out common opinions
Moral conclusions: the best index of character
Responsibility for one’s character
Decisions and freedom
Additional note on ‘wanting’
Why is moral failure problematic?
Moral failure
Aristotle’s solution: one interpretation
A more detailed defence
Aristotelian relationships
Is Aristotle an ethical egoist?
Flexibility, relationships and justice
The issues as they appeared to Aristotle
Aristotle’s comments on the moral arguments
The argument from opposites
Aristotle’s own view: arguments and problems
Are some pleasures not really pleasures?
Is the fulfilled life enjoyable?
Culture: acceptance and criticism
Virtues and principles
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Routledge - Philosophy GuideBook to Aristotle on Ethics

Routledge - Philosophy GuideBook to Aristotle on Ethics

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Published by: Gabriela Florea on Feb 04, 2012
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