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The Ethics of Ontology
The Ethics of Ontology (August 2004)
Rethinking an Aristotelian Legacy
Christopher P. Long - Author

A novel rereading of the relationship between ethics and ontology in Aristotle.

Concerned with the meaning and function of principles in an era that appears to have given up on their possibility altogether, Christopher P. Long traces the paths of Aristotle's thinking concerning finite being from the Categories, through the Physics, to the Metaphysics, and ultimately into the Nicomachean Ethics...(Read More)
Aristotle (March 2003)
Otfried Höffe - Author
Christine Salazar - Translator

A comprehensive introduction to the life and work of Aristotle.

Aristotle belongs to the small class of philosophers who were not only influential in a particular field of philosophy but also shaped the profile of every philosophical discipline. In this book Otfried Höffe provides a comprehensive introduction to the life and work of Aristotle, covering well-known Aristotelian topics such as ethics, politics, and metaphys...(Read More)
Aristotle on False Reasoning
Aristotle on False Reasoning (March 2003)
Language and the World in the Sophistical Refutations
Scott G. Schreiber - Author

A comprehensive look at Aristotle's treatise on logical fallacies.
Presenting the first book-length study in English of Aristotle’s Sophistical Refutations, this work takes a fresh look at this seminal text on false reasoning. Through a careful and critical analysis of Aristotle’s examples of sophistical reasoning, Scott G. Schreiber explores Aristotle’s rationale for his taxonomy of twelve fallacy types. Contrary to certain m...(Read More)
Anaximander in Context
Anaximander in Context (October 2002)
New Studies in the Origins of Greek Philosophy
Dirk L. Couprie - Author
Robert Hahn - Author
Gerard Naddaf - Author

Places the development of Anaximander's thought within social, political, cosmological, astronomical, and technological contexts.

Promoting a new, broadly interdisciplinary horizon for future studies in early Greek philosophy, Dirk L. Couprie, Robert Hahn, and Gerard Naddaf establish the cultural context in which Anaximander's thought developed and in which the origins of Greek philosophy unfolded in its ear...(Read More)
Cognition of Value in Aristotle's Ethics
Cognition of Value in Aristotle's Ethics (July 2002)
Promise of Enrichment, Threat of Destruction
Deborah Achtenberg - Author

Argues that the central cognitive component of ethical virtue for Aristotle is awareness of the value of particulars.

With this new interpretation, Deborah Achtenberg argues that metaphysics is central to ethics for Aristotle and that the ethics can be read on two levels—imprecisely, in terms of its own dialectically grounded and imprecise claims, or in terms of the metaphysical terms and concepts that give the e...(Read More)
Ontology and the Art of Tragedy
Ontology and the Art of Tragedy (November 2001)
An Approach to Aristotle's Poetics
Martha Husain - Author

Argues for a reading of the Poetics in light of the Metaphysics.

Ontology and the Art of Tragedy is a sustained reflection on the principles and criteria from which to guide one's approach to Aristotle's Poetics. Its scope is twofold: historical and systematic. In its historical aspect it develops an approach to Aristotle's Poetics, which brings his distinctive philosophy of being to bear on the reception of this ...(Read More)
Revaluing Ethics
Revaluing Ethics (November 2001)
Aristotle's Dialectical Pedagogy
Thomas W. Smith - Author

Challenges influential interpretations of Aristotelian ethical and political philosophy.

Revaluing Ethics
criticizes the notion that the Nicomachean Ethics is a moral textbook written for an indeterminate audience. Rather, Smith argues that the Ethics is a pedagogy and so must be read in light of the demands imposed by teaching and learning about politics in a tradition. Smith claims that the Ethics initially seeks c...(Read More)
The Wisdom of Aristotle
The Wisdom of Aristotle (April 2001)
Carlo Natali - Author
Gerald Parks - Translator

Appearing in English for the first time, this is the definitive scholarly treatment on the role of practical reasoning in ethics.

This is a profound study of Aristotle's concept of phronesis, or practical wisdom. Carlo Natali critically reconsiders Aristotle's famous doctrine of contemplation, relating it to contemporary theories of the good life. In Book X of the Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle appears to cl...(Read More)
Anaximander and the Architects
Anaximander and the Architects (January 2001)
The Contributions of Egyptian and Greek Architectural Technologies to the Origins of Greek Philosophy
Robert Hahn - Author

Uses textual and archaeological evidence to argue that emerging Egyptian and Greek architectural technologies were crucial to the origins and development of Greek philosophy.

Anaximander and the Architects opens a previously unexplored avenue into Presocratic philosophy--the technology of monumental architecture. The evidence, coming directly from sixth century b.c.e. building sites and bypassing Aristotle, sho...(Read More)
Aristotle on Political Enmity and Disease
Aristotle on Political Enmity and Disease (November 2000)
An Inquiry into Stasis
Kostas Kalimtzis - Author

Explores Aristotle's theory of the causes that give rise to stasis ('civic disorder'), and provides an original and systematic account of his understanding of political justice and friendship.

This book explores Aristotle's theory of stasis, a word usually translated to mean "revolution," "civic disorder," or "sedition." It examines Aristotle's writings on stasis, especially Book 5 of the Politics, within th...(Read More)
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