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Aristotle on the uses of contemplation

Author: Matthew D Walker
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
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Provides an original, up-to-date, and systematic account of Aristotle's views on contemplation's place in the human good.
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Walker, Matthew D., 1973-
Aristotle on the uses of contemplation.
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2017048765
(OCoLC)1013588631
Named Person: Aristotle.; Aristotle.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew D Walker
ISBN: 9781108372985 1108372988 9781108363341 1108363342
OCLC Number: 1032811266
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Half-title page; Title page; Copyright page; Contents; Acknowledgments; Note on Texts, Translations, and Abbreviations; Chapter 1 How Can Useless Contemplation Be Central to the Human Good?; 1.1 An Introduction to the Utility Question; 1.2 Some Matters of Method; 1.3 A Quick Stroll down the Peripatos; Chapter 2 Useless Contemplation as an Ultimate End; 2.1 Rereading the Nicomachean Ethics' Opening Chapters; 2.2 Life-Activity "According to the Best and Most Complete" Virtue; 2.3 Sophia as the Highest Virtue in Nicomachean Ethics VI; 2.4 The Nature and Objects of Sophia and Contemplation. 2.5 Contemplation, Uselessness, and LeisurelinessChapter 3 The Threptic Basis of Living; 3.1 Why Examine the Nutritive Basis of Life?; 3.2 Aristotle on the Parts of Soul; 3.3 Understanding the Threptikon: The Metaphysics of Mortal Beings; 3.4 The Threptikon as Nutritive; 3.5 The Threptikon as Reproductive; Chapter 4 Authoritative Functions, Ultimate Ends, and the Good for Living Organisms; 4.1 Threptic Subservience to the Aisthêtikon; 4.2 Perceptive Guidance and the "Nature Does Nothing in Vain" Principle; 4.3 A Puzzle about Nutrition and Perception. 4.4 "Living by" an Authoritative Function and Living Well4.5 Divine Approximation, Persistence and Activity, and the Good; Chapter 5 The Utility Question Restated --
and How Not to Address It; 5.1 From Perception to Contemplative Nous --
and the Utility Question; 5.2 Two Initial Responses to the Utility Question; 5.3 A Deeper Response to the Utility Question: Nous and Nonnaturalism?; 5.4 Nous and Nature in On the Parts of Animals; 5.5 Nous and Nature in De Anima and Problems; 5.6 Nicomachean Ethics X.7-8: The Separability and Divinity of Nous; 5.7 Three Problems to Consider. Chapter 6 The First Wave: Reason, Desire, and Threptic Guidance in the Harmonized Soul6.1 Epithumia; 6.2 Thumos; 6.3 Reason, Ethical Virtue, and the Regulation of Nonrational Desire; 6.4 Psychic Harmony, the Human Good, and Self-Maintenance; 6.5 Ethical Vice and Impaired Threptic Prospects; 6.6 Reason --
Or Practical Reason?; Chapter 7 The Second Wave: Complete Virtue and the Utility of Contemplation; 7.1 Does Sophia Possess More than Formal Utility?; 7.2 Aristotle on Ethical Development: From the "That" to the "Why"; 7.3 Theoretical Understanding as a Condition for Complete Virtue. 7.4 Theoretical Understanding and Horoi for Practical Reasoning7.5 Some Hortatory Remarks on the Protrepticus; 7.6 Protrepticus 10: The Utility Argument; 7.7 Is Aristotle's Protreptic Strategy Consistent?; Chapter 8 The Third Wave: From Contemplating the Divine to Understanding the Human Good; 8.1 Obstacles for Deriving Boundary Markers of the Human Good; 8.2 The Protrepticus on Deriving Boundary Markers of the Human Good; 8.3 Self-Awareness and Friendship's Limitations in the Nicomachean Ethics; 8.4 Reflections of the Alcibiades in Aristotle.
Responsibility: Matthew D. Walker, Yale-NUS College.

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