In this incisive study Sarah Broadie gives an argued account of the main topics of Aristotle’s ethics: eudaimonia, virtue, voluntary agency, practical reason. Sarah Broadie concentrates on what he has to teach about happiness, virtue, Never forgetting that ethics for Aristotle is above all a practical enterprise, she. , English, Book edition: Ethics with Aristotle / Sarah Broadie. Giving an analysis of the main themes of Aristotle’s ethics, the author concentrates on his.

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Aristotle and Contemporary Ethics. As to the first, though Aristotle may have admitted independently grounded principles of right, it is implausible that he thought actions or decisions should ever be motivated solely by them.

In this incisive study Sarah Broadie gives an argued account of the main topics of Aristotle’s ethics: Weighting for a Plausible Humean Theory of Reasons. Divine Activity versus Human Happiness. Unfortunately, it cannot be Aristotle’s as it stands, and by the time Broadie returns to him it will have been crucially altered.

On either view Alexander falls short of the standards of sympathetic interpretation of an opposing view that might be expected of a contemporary philosopher, but in the context of ancient controversy that is hardly surprising.

The University of Sydney. But this may just indicate that his achievement in breaking free on the first issue from the Stoicising tendencies of Boethus of Sidon the Peripateticfor whom form and soul were quality rather than substance, was not matched by an ability to move away altogether from the Stoic perspective on the second — a conclusion which may be supported by the fact that Alexander’s and the De mundo ‘s analysis emphasises efficient causation rather than final causation in accounting for the unity of the world.

G2 any life with V is better than any life without V. The notion is supposed to correspond to his “principle and cause of the goods” at NE 1. The second chapter, “Backwards causation and continuing”, is similarly groadie explicitly concerned with ancient philosophy; it argues that the causation of what is later in time by what is earlier requires the continued existence of the latter, and that the causation of what is earlier in time by what is later therefore requires the impossible notion of the latter continuing to exist before it comes into being.



Her style is lucid and intelligent. If we individuate objects of desire finely, the trick won’t work, since what we should desire is sarha the good-maker making good but the other things made good. Sharples, University College London r. A Collection of Critical Essays. In ‘A contemporary look at Aristotle’s changing Now’Broadie worries that recent i. In chapters 8 and 11 Broadie attributes a view of this kind to Aristotle, while in chapters 9 and 10 she recommends one on its own merits.

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More important, the highest good is now something to which every good contributes: Sarah Broadie concentrates on what he has to teach about happiness, virtue, voluntary agency, practical reason, incontinence, pleasure, and the place of theoria in the best life. In this incisive study Sarah Broadie gives an argued account of the main topics of Aristotle’s ethics: Ignorance and Moral Obligation Michael J.

In ‘Taking stock of leisure’ newBroadie proposes that one of the distinctive features of humans is “the capacity to appreciate leisure and distinguish arishotle from non-leisure. Search my Subject Specializations: I will give a synopsis of the papers and then discuss in detail a question which spans four of her essays, on the nature and role of the highest good.

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Chapter 7 Aristotle’s Values. That leaves the distinction between right and good, and the two levels of practical thought. Saah Jimenez – – Phronesis 61 1: Architectonic thought and action should always aim at the highest good, but ground-level thought and action should not: This is a close and comprehensive study of the main themes of Aristotle’s ethics.


The good-maker is virtuous activity more accurately, the disjunction of virtuous activity with excellent theoretical activity: Chapter 3, as already mentioned, has previously appeared in a volume edited by myself. Wisdom as an Expert Skill.

Second is a separation between boadie of right and questions of good. Sarah Broadie – – In Richard Kraut ed. The essays are mostly recent sincebut there are two from the s and one from the ’80s. These online bookshops told us they have this item: She suggests that the topic of leisure has been neglected in contemporary ethical discussion because to discuss its proper uses “may seem uncomfortably close to legislating how people should use their leisure-time” Choose your country or region Close.

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Showing that the theoretic ideal of Nicomachean Ethics X is in step with the earlier emphasis on practice, as well broxdie with the doctrine of the Eudemian Ethics, this work makes a major contribution towards the understanding of Aristotle’s ethics.

Open to the public. Given this structure of goods, we should sometimes focus specifically on the highest one, developing and sustaining our own and others’ commitment to doing what is morally right. Separate different tags with a comma.

As the short preface indicates, there is a detectable movement from straightforward philosophising in the earlier papers to a more direct engagement with the ancient texts in the later ones, though the increase in the latter aspect does not mean a diminution in the former.

The highest good turns out to be ethically indiscernible from the all-inclusive good.