The Reception of Aristotle's Ethics

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Jon Miller
Cambridge University Press, Dec 13, 2012 - Philosophy - 310 pages
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Aristotle's ethics are the most important in the history of Western philosophy, but little has been said about the reception of his ethics by his many successors. The present volume offers thirteen newly commissioned essays covering figures and periods from the ancient world, starting with the impact of the ethics on Hellenistic philosophy, taking in medieval, Jewish and Islamic reception and extending as far as Kant and the twentieth century. Each essay focuses on a single philosopher, school of philosophers, or philosophical era. The accounts examine and compare Aristotle's views and those of his heirs and also offer a reception history of the ethics, dealing with matters such as the availability and circulation of Aristotle's texts during the periods in question. The resulting volume will be a valuable source of information and arguments for anyone working in the history of ethics.
  

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Contents

The transformation of Aristotles ethics
31
Aristotelian ethics in Plotinus
53
St Augustines appropriation and transformation
67
The Arabic and Islamic reception of
85
Maimonides appropriation ofAristotles ethics
107
The relation of prudence and synderesis to happiness
125
the curious methods
155
Aristotles Ethics in the Renaissance
171
IO The end of ends? Aristotelian themes in early modern ethics
194
Humes ansWer to Aristotle
222
Kant and Aristotle on ethics
244
The fall and rise of Aristotelian ethics in AngloAmerican
262
Bibliography
289
Index
307
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Jon Miller is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Queen's University, Ontario. His publications include Hellenistic and Early Modern Philosophy (Cambridge University Press, 2003), Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics: A Critical Guide (Cambridge University Press, 2011) and Spinoza and the Stoics (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming).

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