Confronting Aristotle's Ethics: Ancient and Modern Morality (Hardback)
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Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226283982
Number of pages: 328
Weight: 552 g
Dimensions: 234 x 165 x 25 mm


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""Confronting Aristotle's Ethics "is a wonderfully rigorous, systematic study of Aristotle's ethics, focusing on the difficult relations among "dynameis, kineseis, " and "energeiai." These illuminate the relations between an activity's external goals/ends (defending the city) and internal goals/ends (acting courageously for the sake of courage and virtue), and go some considerable way to showing that Aristotle's ethics are political, making sense only in good polities, and also metaphysical, and that the metaphysical, in turn, must be understood in terms of the ethical. Garver powerfully shows what is attractive and what is repellant in Aristotle. A genuine tour de force-one of the most instructive and confronting works on Aristotle that we have."--Michael Stocker, Syracuse University


"Throughout Garver offers fresh perspectives that illuminate Aristotle's ethics and its application to contemporary life. Even where one might disagree with him, one will benefit from grappling with his ideas. Well worth reading."--Norman Dahl, University of Minnesota


"This is a smart, inventive, highly original, and important contribution to our understanding of Aristotle. Eugene Garver has a clear and unified vision of Aristotle's project in ethics and, in particular, of the importance of Aristotelian politics and metaphysics in this understanding. His is an entirely new and refreshing approach, one that challenges many of the mainstream accounts of Aristotle. Overall, a healthy corrective to the appropriation and co-option of Aristotle by common sense and ordinary language philosophy that began towards the middle of last century."--Charles Young, Claremont Graduate School



"This is a smart, inventive, highly original, and important contribution to our understanding of Aristotle. Eugene Garver has a clear and unified vision of Aristotle's project in ethics and, in particular, of the importance of Aristotelian politics and metaphysics in this understanding. His is an entirely new and refreshing approach, one that challenges many of the mainstream accounts of Aristotle. Overall, a healthy corrective to the appropriation and co-option of Aristotle by common sense and ordinary language philosophy that began towards the middle of last century."--Charles Young, Claremont Graduate School

""Confronting Aristotle's Ethics "is a wonderfully rigorous, systematic study of Aristotle's ethics, focusing on the difficult relations among "dynameis, kineseis, " and "energeiai." These illuminate the relations between an activity's external goals/ends (defending the city) and internal goals/ends (acting courageously for the sake of courage and virtue), and go some considerable way to showing that Aristotle's ethics are political, making sense only in good polities, and also metaphysical, and that the metaphysical, in turn, must be understood in terms of the ethical. Garver powerfully shows what is attractive and what is repellant in Aristotle. A genuine tour de force--one of the most instructive and confronting works on Aristotle that we have."--Michael Stocker, Syracuse University

"Throughout Garver offers fresh perspectives that illuminate Aristotle's ethics and its application to contemporary life. Even where one might disagree with him, one will benefit from grappling with his ideas. Well worth reading."--Norman Dahl, University of Minnesota

"Confronting Aristotle s Ethics "is a wonderfully rigorous, systematic study of Aristotle s ethics, focusing on the difficult relations among "dynameis, kineseis, " and "energeiai." These illuminate the relations between an activity s external goals/ends (defending the city) and internal goals/ends (acting courageously for the sake of courage and virtue), and go some considerable way to showing that Aristotle s ethics are political, making sense only in good polities, and also metaphysical, and that the metaphysical, in turn, must be understood in terms of the ethical. Garver powerfully shows what is attractive and what is repellant in Aristotle. A genuine tour de force one of the most instructive and confronting works on Aristotle that we have. --Michael Stocker, Syracuse University
"
This is a smart, inventive, highly original, and important contribution to our understanding of Aristotle. Eugene Garver has a clear and unified vision of Aristotle s project in ethics and, in particular, of the importance of Aristotelian politics and metaphysics in this understanding. His is an entirely new and refreshing approach, one that challenges many of the mainstream accounts of Aristotle. Overall, a healthy corrective to the appropriation and co-option of Aristotle by common sense and ordinary language philosophy that began towards the middle of last century. --Charles Young, Claremont Graduate School
"
Confronting Aristotle s Ethics is a wonderfully rigorous, systematic study of Aristotle s ethics, focusing on the difficult relations among dynameis, kineseis, and energeiai. These illuminate the relations between an activity s external goals/ends (defending the city) and internal goals/ends (acting courageously for the sake of courage and virtue), and go some considerable way to showing that Aristotle s ethics are political, making sense only in good polities, and also metaphysical, and that the metaphysical, in turn, must be understood in terms of the ethical. Garver powerfully shows what is attractive and what is repellant in Aristotle. A genuine tour de force one of the most instructive and confronting works on Aristotle that we have. --Michael Stocker, Syracuse University
"
Throughout Garver offers fresh perspectives that illuminate Aristotle s ethics and its application to contemporary life.Even where one might disagree with him, one will benefit from grappling with his ideas.Well worth reading. --Norman Dahl, University of Minnesota
"

"This is a smart, inventive, highly original, and important contribution to our understanding of Aristotle. Eugene Garver has a clear and unified vision of Aristotle's project in ethics and, in particular, of the importance of Aristotelian politics and metaphysics in this understanding. His is an entirely new and refreshing approach, one that challenges many of the mainstream accounts of Aristotle. Overall, a healthy corrective to the appropriation and co-option of Aristotle by common sense and ordinary language philosophy that began towards the middle of last century."--Charles Young, Claremont Graduate School


"Confronting Aristotle's Ethics is a wonderfully rigorous, systematic study of Aristotle's ethics, focusing on the difficult relations among dynameis, kineseis, and energeiai. These illuminate the relations between an activity's external goals/ends (defending the city) and internal goals/ends (acting courageously for the sake of courage and virtue), and go some considerable way to showing that Aristotle's ethics are political, making sense only in good polities, and also metaphysical, and that the metaphysical, in turn, must be understood in terms of the ethical. Garver powerfully shows what is attractive and what is repellant in Aristotle. A genuine tour de force--one of the most instructive and confronting works on Aristotle that we have."--Michael Stocker, Syracuse University


"Throughout Garver offers fresh perspectives that illuminate Aristotle's ethics and its application to contemporary life. Even where one might disagree with him, one will benefit from grappling with his ideas. Well worth reading."--Norman Dahl, University of Minnesota

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