Antiques Collectibles

Download Aristotle's Ethics by James Urmson PDF

By James Urmson

Aristotle's moral writings are one of the world's maximum, yet are simply misunderstood by way of the green. Professor Urmson, after 50 years of analysis, offers a transparent account of the most doctrines in an simply intelligible method and with out residing on concerns of quite often scholarly curiosity.

Show description

Read or Download Aristotle's Ethics PDF

Similar antiques & collectibles books

Magic Encyclopedia, Vol. 1 (Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, 2nd Edition)

Rear hide notes: "All AD&D video game campaigns have something in universal - treasure. after all, a few campaigns have extra treasure than others, however it is the entice of treasure that entices intrepid adventurers of any global clear of the heat and protection of domestic and fireside and units them plunging into labyrinthine depths or into the uncharted desolate tract to stand fearsome beasts.

Managing world heritage sites

International history websites are the most regarded destinations world wide. They contain typical websites corresponding to the Grand Canyon and the nice Barrier and cultural ones akin to the Pyramids at Giza, the Walled urban of Baku in Azerbaijan and the old Centre of Riga in Latvia. The accountability to regulate them effectively and confirm that the assets should not broken via viewers, battle or surroundings is for that reason very important.

Warman's Roseville Pottery: Identification and Price Guide

No different ebook is a greater replacement for hands-on event! Peering over the shoulder of antiques broker and writer, Mark F. Moran, readers are guided during the international of Roseville Pottery. eye-catching background, thorough experiences, real-world costs, replica alerts--this sweeping consultant is greater than a customary cost consultant.

Extra resources for Aristotle's Ethics

Example text

He positively wants to act honourably and dreads the thought of acting shamefully. I think that Aristotle does succeed in saving what is most important in his general account of excellence of character. Though he has had to withdraw the claim that the action will always be positively pleasant, it remains that there will be no internal friction as there will be in the strong-willed man, who has to make himself act properly. The brave man does not want to run away and does not have to force himself to stand his Particular Excellences of Character 67 ground.

Now it may be imprudent, reckless, negligent and even unkind to return the weapon in the envisaged circumstances; but it would not in English naturally be called unjust to return it, nor would it be unfair or grasping to do so. Polemarchus' correct reply would be that it is not unjust in the narrower sense to return the weapon, but he gives way just because the ambiguity was present in ancient Greek, undetected by him. Socrates was a past master at trading on ambiguities, and Aristotle at exposing them.

This distinction is at least strongly suggested in such a passage as: 'Now the brave man is as dauntless as man may be. Therefore, while he will fear even the things that are not beyond human strength, he will face them as he ought and as is reasonable for honour's sake' (1115b 10-13). The suggestion often attributed to Aristotle that brave men are liable to experience fear only in the face of dangers that it would be unreasonable to expect them to face is really bizarre and shows a remarkable ignorance of human nature of which Aristotle is not guilty.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.54 of 5 – based on 13 votes