Techne in Aristotle's Ethics: Crafting the Moral Life

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A&C Black, 2010 - Philosophy - 176 pages
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A new account of Aristotle's Ethics, this book argues for the central importance of the concept of techne' or craft' in Aristotle's moral theory.

Exploring the importance of techne' in the Platonic and pre-Platonic intellectual context in which Aristotle was writing, Tom Angier here shows that this concept has an important role in Aristotle's Ethics that has rarely been studied in Anglo-American scholarship. Through close-analysis of the primary texts, this book uses the focus on techne' to systematically critique and renew Aristotelian moral philosophy.

Techne in Aristotle's Ethics' provides a novel and challenging approach to one of the Ancient World's most enduring intellectual legacies.
  

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Contents

Techne in prePlatonic Greek Thought
1
Chapter 1 Techne in the Platonic Dialogues
13
Chapter 2 Aristotle Reacts to His Inheritance
36
Aristotles Function Argument
59
Aristotles Ethical Mean
79
Aristotles Theory of Habituation
105
Conclusion
126
Appendix
131
Notes
135
Bibliography
164
Index
175
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Tom Angier is Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Kent, Canterbury, UK.

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