In this incisive study Sarah Broadie gives an argued account of the main topics of Aristotle’s ethics: eudaimonia, virtue, voluntary agency, practical reason. Sarah Broadie concentrates on what he has to teach about happiness, virtue, Never forgetting that ethics for Aristotle is above all a practical enterprise, she. , English, Book edition: Ethics with Aristotle / Sarah Broadie. Giving an analysis of the main themes of Aristotle’s ethics, the author concentrates on his.

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Publications Pages Publications Pages. At the end of chapter 10, Broadie notes that the highest good as good-maker is not the most desirable good, because “it wit more desirable to have the good-maker plus the other goods. Moravcsik – – Garden City, N. Account Options Sign in. Broadie’s favored candidate for the role of good-maker is virtuous activity, i.

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As to the first, though Aristotle may have admitted independently grounded principles of right, it is implausible that he thought xarah or decisions should ever be motivated solely by them. Found at these bookshops Searching – please wait G2 any life with V is better than any life without V. Any life without the highest good is worthless, while any life that includes it has positive value.

Cambridge University Press, Unfortunately, it cannot be Aristotle’s as it stands, and sarwh the time Broadie returns to him it will have been crucially altered. As the short preface indicates, there is a detectable movement from straightforward philosophising in the earlier papers to a more direct engagement with the ancient arristotle in the later ones, though the increase in the latter aspect does not mean a diminution in the former.


The — questionable — assumption seems to be that a prospective outcome E is desirable iff either E will occur and things would have been worse if it didn’t, or E won’t occur and things would have been better if it did. In ‘A contemporary look at Aristotle’s changing Now’Broadie worries that recent i. Chapter 8 introduces witg first two components. There is no relation of order between an event in the past and an event in the future though there will be, once both are past.

G1 no life without V is better than any other life without V. To this she responds “if for a moment we allow ourselves the phrase ‘the purpose of leisure’: First is a distinction between two “levels” of practical thought: Nature Pleasure and Reason.

Practical Intelligence and the Virtues Daniel Arisfotle. Ashgate, Ethics With Aristotle Sarah Broadie. These 2 locations in Western Australia: In Greece at any rate; the Egyptian priests referred to by Aristotle may be a more complicated case, since they were defined by their performance of specific activities.

Ethics with Aristotle

She explores the sense of “eudaimonia,” probes Aristotle’s division of the soul and its Aristotle and Contemporary Ethics. Two non-happy lives can differ in goodness if only aristole includes virtuous activity, or if the other elements of a complete life are not equally present in them.

Thus the good-maker understood in this way is also what is most desirable.

How We Learn to Be Good. At any rate, by the end of chapter 11 she is indifferent between saying that the highest good — now Aristotle’s highest good — is the good-maker actually making good the other goods, and saying that it is a combination of the good-maker with the other goods.

Ethics with Aristotle Sarah Broadie Limited preview – The Limits withh Hedonism. Second is a separation between questions of right rboadie questions of good. Broadie could maintain that virtue requires us to have a range of ground-level ultimate ends, so that, since virtuous activity is the core of happiness, we can be happy only if we don’t always pursue happiness: The highest good is happiness. Selected pages Title Page.


Architectonic thought and action should always aim at the highest good, but ground-level thought and action should not: But while all our activity should be virtuous activity, some of it should aim at nothing when we act solely on considerations of rightand some of it should aim at non-highest goods as ultimate ends.

Bibliographic Earah Print publication date: In chapter 6, “Nature and craft in Aristotelian teleology”, B. Also Titled Oxford scholarship online. Access restricted to subscribing institutions.

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Never forgetting that ethics for Aristotle is above all a practical enterprise, she sheds new light on ways in which this practical orientation affects both content and method of his inquiry. Includes bibliographical references p. I am less persuaded than she of the truth of the latter half of this claim, and also think that, on a practical as opposed to theoretical level, inordinate respect for the reductivist ambitions of economics, a social “science”, are at least as great a threat to ethical considerations; but this is not the place to develop that point more fully.

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