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Author Rabinoff, Eve, author.

Title Perception in Aristotle's ethics / Eve Rabinoff.

Publication Info. Evanston, Illinois : Northwestern University Press, 2018.

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Description 1 online resource (ix, 196 pages)
Series Rereading ancient philosophy
Rereading ancient philosophy.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-188) and indexes.
Contents 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.
Note This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
Language English.
Local Note JSTOR Books at JSTOR Open Access
Subject Aristotle -- Ethics.
Aristotle. Nicomachean ethics.
Aristotle. De anima.
De anima (Aristotle)
Nicomachean ethics (Aristotle)
Perception (Philosophy) -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Indexed Term Philosophy.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Rabinoff, Eve. Perception in Aristotle's ethics 9780810136434 (DLC) 2017039337 (OCoLC)982091628
ISBN 9780810136441 (electronic bk.)
0810136449 (electronic bk.)
9780810136434 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
0810136430 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
9780810136427 (paperback ; alkaline paper)
0810136422 (paperback ; alkaline paper)