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Aristotle on the apparent good : perception, phantasia, thought, and desire

Author: Jessica Dawn Moss
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Series: Oxford Aristotle studies.
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Aristotle holds that we desire things because they appear good to us--a view still dominant in philosophy now. But what is it for something to appear good? Why does pleasure in particular tend to appear good, as Aristotle holds? And how do appearances of goodness motivate desire and action? No sustained study of Aristotle has addressed these questions, or even recognized them as worth asking. Jessica Moss argues  Read more...
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Moss, Jessica Dawn, 1973-
Aristotle on the apparent good.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012
(OCoLC)781497190
Named Person: Aristotle.; Aristotle.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jessica Dawn Moss
ISBN: 9780191630361 0191630365 1282166727 9781282166721
OCLC Number: 802288738
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: pt. I. The apparent good. Evaluative cognition --
Perceiving the good --
Phantasia and the apparent good --
pt. II. The apparent good and non-rational motivation. Passions and the apparent good --
Akrasia and the apparent good --
pt. III. The apparent good and rational motivation. Phantasia and deliberation --
Happiness, virtue, and the apparent good --
Practical induction --
Conclusion : Aristotle's practical empiricism.
Series Title: Oxford Aristotle studies.
Responsibility: Jessica Moss.

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Jessica Moss presents a bold and controversial account of Aristotle's moral psychology. She argues that on Aristotle's view things appear good to us in virtue of a psychological capacity responsible  Read more...

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