The Reception of Aristotle's Ethics

The Reception of Aristotle's Ethics

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Edited by Jon Miller
Cambridge University Press, 12/13/2012
EAN 9780521513883, ISBN10: 052151388X

Hardcover, 319 pages, 23.5 x 15.8 x 2.3 cm
Language: English

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.

Introduction Jon Miller
1. The Nicomachean Ethics in Hellenistic philosophy
a hidden treasure? Karen Margrethe Nielsen
2. The transformation of Aristotle's ethics in Roman philosophy Christopher Gill
3. Aristotelian ethics in Plotinus Dominic J. O'Meara
4. St Augustine's appropriation and transformation of Aristotelian eudaimonia Michael W. Tkacz
5. The Arabic and Islamic reception of the Nicomachean Ethics Anna Akasoy
6. Maimonides' appropriation of Aristotle's ethics Kenneth Seeskin
7. The relation of prudence and synderesis to happiness in the medieval commentaries on Aristotle's ethics Anthony Celano
8. Using Seneca to read Aristotle
the curious methods of Buridan's ethics Jack Zupko
9. Aristotle's ethics in the Renaissance David Lines
10. The end of ends? Aristotelian themes in early modern ethics Donald Rutherford
11. Affective conflict and virtue
Hume's answer to Aristotle Kate Abramson
12. Aristotle and Kant on ethics Manfred Kuehn
13. The fall and rise of Aristotelian ethics in Anglo-American moral philosophy
nineteenth and twentieth century Jennifer Welchman.