Action and Contemplation: Studies in the Moral and Political Thought of Aristotle

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Robert C. Bartlett, Susan D. Collins
SUNY Press, Aug 27, 1999 - Philosophy - 333 pages
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This wide-ranging collection of essays by European and American scholars presents some of the most interesting and important work now being done on the political philosophy of Aristotle. Part One investigates what is arguably the most urgent and controversial question of concern to students of Aristotle today, namely, the possibility of grounding moral and political action in some version of Aristotelian rationalism. Part Two considers a series of specific questions arising from the Politics and the Nicomachean Ethics, among which are Aristotle’s understanding of moral virtue; the problem of evil; justice and the very idea of “common good”; friendship; the status of the philosophic life vis-à-vis the political; and the outlines of the best possible political community.

[Contributors include Wayne Ambler, Robert C. Bartlett, Ronald Beiner, Richard Bodéüs, David Bolotin, Hauke Brunkhorst, Eric Buzzetti, Susan D. Collins, Kent Enns, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Louis Hunt, Joseph Knippenberg, David K. O’Connor, Lorraine Smith Pangle, Judith A. Swanson, Aristide Tessitore, Franco Volpi, and Bernard Yack.]
  

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Contents

THE REHABILITATION OF PRACTICAL PHILOSOPHY AND NEOARISTOTELIANISM
3
THE MODERN FORM OF THE CLASSICAL REPUBLIC The Repression of the JudeoChristian Heritagein Hannah Arendts Attempt to Renew the Ar...
27
DO WE NEED A PHILOSOPHICAL ETHICS? Theory Prudence and the Primary of Ethos
37
ARISTOTLE AND THE ETHIC OF IMPERATIVES
53
THE NATURAL FOUNDATIONS OF RIGHT AND ARISTOTELIAN PHILOSOPHY
69
THE AMBITIONS OF ARISTOTLES AUDIENCE AND THE ACTIVIST IDEAL OF HAPPINESS
107
THE MORAL VIRTUES IN ARISTOTLES NICOMACHEAN ETHICS
131
ARISTOTLE ON THE QUESTION OF EVIL
159
SOCRATES IN ARISTOTLES PHILOSOPHY OF HUMAN AFFAIRS
203
ARISTOTLE OF NATURE HUMAN NATURE AND JUSTICE A Consideration of the Natural Functions of Men and Women in the City
225
ARISTOTLE AND THRASYMACHUS ON THE COMMON GOOD
249
COMMUNITY AND CONFLICT IN ARISTOTLES POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
273
THE REALISM OF CLASSICAL POLITICAL SCIENCE An Introduction to Aristotles Best Regime
293
LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS
315
INDEX
319
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FRIENDSHIP AND SELFLOVE IN ARISTOTLES NICOMACHEAN ETHICS
171

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About the author (1999)

Robert C. Bartlett is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Emory University. He is the editor of Xenophon's The Shorter Socratic Writings: "Apology of Socrates to the Jury," "Oeconomicus," and "Symposium."

Susan D. Collins is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and Fellow at Liberty Fund in Indianapolis.

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