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Title Action and contemplation : studies in the moral and political thought of Aristotle / Robert C. Bartlett and Susan D. Collins, editors.

Published New York : State University of New York ; Wantage : University Presses Marketing, 1999.

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 UniM Bail  320.011 ACTI    AVAILABLE
Physical description 352 pages
Series SUNY series in ancient Greek philosophy.
Contents Part 1 Aristotle Today: Relativism and the Possibility of Rational Moral Judgment -- Chapter 1 Rehabilitation of Practical Philosophy and Neo-Aristotelianism / Franco Volpi 3 -- Chapter 2 Modern Form of the Classical Republic: The Repression of the Judeo-Christian Heritage in Hannah Arendt's Attempt to Renew the Aristotelian Concept of Politics / Hauke Brunkhorst 27 -- Chapter 3 Do We Need a Philosophical Ethics?: Theory, Prudence, and the Primacy of Ethos / Ronald Beiner 37 -- Chapter 4 Aristotle and the Ethic of Imperatives / Hans-Georg Gadamer 53 -- Chapter 5 Natural Foundations of Right and Aristotelian Philosophy / Richard Bodeus 69 -- Part 2 Issues in the Nicomachean Ethics and Politics -- Chapter 6 Ambitions of Aristotle's Audience and the Activist Ideal of Happiness / David K. O'Connor 107 -- Chapter 7 Moral Virtues in Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics / Susan D. Collins 131 -- Chapter 8 Aristotle on the Question of Evil / David Bolotin 159 -- Chapter 9 Friendship and Self-Love in Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics / Lorraine Smith Pangle 171 -- Chapter 10 Socrates in Aristotle's "Philosophy of Human Affairs" / Aristide Tessitore 203 -- Chapter 11 Aristotle on Nature, Human Nature, and Justice: A Consideration of the Natural Functions of Men and Women in the City / Judith A. Swanson 225 -- Chapter 12 Aristotle and Thrasymachus on the Common Good / Wayne Ambler 249 -- Chapter 13 Community and Conflict in Aristotle's Political Philosophy / Bernard Yack 273 -- Chapter 14 "Realism" of Classical Political Science: An Introduction to Aristotle's Best Regime / Robert C. Bartlett 293.
Summary 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-a-vis the political; and the outlines of the best possible political community.
Other author Bartlett, Robert C., 1964-
Collins, Susan D., 1960-
Subject Aristotle.
Aristotle -- Ethics.
Political science.
ISBN 0791442519 No price
0791442527 (paperback)