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The Resource Action, contemplation, and happiness : an essay on Aristotle, C.D.C. Reeve

Action, contemplation, and happiness : an essay on Aristotle, C.D.C. Reeve

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Action, contemplation, and happiness : an essay on Aristotle
Title
Action, contemplation, and happiness
Title remainder
an essay on Aristotle
Statement of responsibility
C.D.C. Reeve
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • The notion of practical wisdom is one of Aristotle's greatest inventions. It has inspired philosophers as diverse as Martin Heidegger, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Elizabeth Anscombe, Michael Thompson, and John McDowell. Now a leading scholar of ancient philosophy offers a challenge to received accounts of practical wisdom by situating it in the larger context of Aristotle's views on knowledge and reality. That happiness is the end pursued by practical wisdom is commonly agreed. What is disputed is whether happiness is to be found in the practical life of political action, in which we exhibit courage, temperance, and other virtues of character, or in the contemplative life, where theoretical wisdom is the essential virtue. C.D.C. Reeve argues that the dichotomy is bogus, that these lives are in fact parts of a single life, which is the best human one. In support of this view, he develops innovative accounts of many of the central notions in Aristotle's metaphysics, epistemology, and psychology, including matter and form, scientific knowledge, dialectic, educatedness, perception, understanding, political science, practical truth, deliberation, and deliberate choice. These accounts are based directly on freshly translated passages from many of Aristotle's writings. Action, Contemplation, and Happiness is an accessible essay not just on practical wisdom but on Aristotle's philosophy as a whole
  • This accessible and innovative essay on Aristotle, based on fresh translations of a wide selection of his writings, challenges received interpretations of his accounts of practical wisdom, action, and contemplation and of their places in the happiest human life
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1948-
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Reeve, C. D. C.
Dewey number
171/.3
Index
index present
LC call number
B430
LC item number
.R45 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Aristotle
  • Ethics, Ancient
  • Aristoteles
  • Glück,..
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Ethics, Ancient
  • Tugend
  • Vernunft
  • Weisheit
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Action, contemplation, and happiness : an essay on Aristotle, C.D.C. Reeve
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The transmission of form and soul -- Desire, perception, and understanding -- Theoretical wisdom -- Virtue of character -- Practical wisdom -- Immortalizing beings -- Happiness -- The happiest life
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794003566
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1 online resource (xiv, 299 pages)
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online
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9780674065475
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computer
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rdamedia
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22573/ctt2f1cxx
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remote
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(OCoLC)794003566
Label
Action, contemplation, and happiness : an essay on Aristotle, C.D.C. Reeve
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The transmission of form and soul -- Desire, perception, and understanding -- Theoretical wisdom -- Virtue of character -- Practical wisdom -- Immortalizing beings -- Happiness -- The happiest life
Control code
794003566
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 299 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674065475
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/ctt2f1cxx
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)794003566

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