The Reception of Aristotle's Ethics
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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The transformation of Aristotles ethics
Aristotelian ethics in Plotinus
St Augustines appropriation and transformation
The Arabic and Islamic reception of
Maimonides appropriation ofAristotles ethics
The relation of prudence and synderesis to happiness
the curious methods
Aristotles Ethics in the Renaissance
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