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Aristotle and Menander on the ethics of understanding

Author: Valeria Cinaglia
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2015]
Series: Philosophia antiqua, v. 138.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: (GyWOH)har145024242
Named Person: Aristotle.; Menander, of Athens; Aristotle.; Menander, of Athens.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Valeria Cinaglia
ISBN: 9789004269750 9004269754 9004282823 9789004282827
OCLC Number: 889167155
Notes: Revision of the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Exeter, 2011.
Description: xvi, 227 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Setting the Scene: Aristotle and Menander --
2. Menander and Theophrastus on Character(s)? --
3. The Structure of the Book and the Method of Enquiry --
1. Setting the Broader Background --
1. Understanding, Ethics and Ancient Philosophy --
2. Understanding, Ethics and Aesthetic Pleasure --
2. Degrees of Understanding: Menander and Aristotle on How We Understand --
1. Epitrepontes: Recognition and Understanding --
2. Notes on Recognition in Euripides' Electra --
3. Aristotle: Grasping the Sense --
3.1. Understanding and Missing the Understanding --
3.2. Grasping and Missing the Grasp --
4. Conclusions --
3. The Misleading Power of Perceptions and Emotions --
1. "Is This Plausible?" (Men. Sam. 216) --
1.1. Demeas --
1.2. Moschion --
2. Aristotle on the Vulnerability of Correct (Ethical) Reasoning --
2.1. Thinking about One's Own Perceptions --
2.2. Acting on the Basis of One's Own Perceptions --
3. Conclusions --
4. Chance, Ignorance and Human Agency --
1. A Play of Chance / A Chance to Play --
1.1. Perikeiromene --
1.1.1. The Prologue of Agnoia --
1.1.2. Polemon and Moschion --
1.2. Aspis --
1.2.1. The Prologue of Tyche --
1.2.2. Smikrines and Daos --
1.3. Divine Prologue Speakers and Related Matters --
2. Aristotle on Chance, Ignorance and Rational Agents --
2.1. Prologues and Likelihood --
2.2. Aristotle, Tyche and Agnoia --
2.2.1. Chance and Mere Chance --
2.2.2. Voluntary, Non-Voluntary, Involuntary Actions --
3. Conclusions --
5. Character, Ethics and Human Relationships: Aristotle and Menander on How We Learn to Be Good and How We Become Bad --
1. Dyscolos: The Young Man and the Old Man --
1.2. Other Examples of Young Men and Old Men --
2. Aristotle on the Individual and His Community --
2.1. Listening and Watching Friends --
2.2. Talking and Living with Friends --
3. Conclusions.
Series Title: Philosophia antiqua, v. 138.
Responsibility: by Valeria Cinaglia.

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