Moral Psychology and Human Action in Aristotle

Hardcover | March 10, 2011

EditorMichael Pakaluk, Giles Pearson

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Both Aristotle and moral psychology have been flourishing areas of philosophical inquiry in recent years. This volume aims to bring the two streams of research together, offering a fresh infusion of Aristotelian insights into moral psychology and philosophy of action, and the application ofdeveloped philosophical sensibility as regards the reading of Aristotelian texts. The contributors offer stimulating new examinations of Aristotle's understanding of the various psychological states, dispositions, processes, and acts - including reasoning and deliberation - that contribute to theunderstanding of human action and its ethical appraisal.

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Both Aristotle and moral psychology have been flourishing areas of philosophical inquiry in recent years. This volume aims to bring the two streams of research together, offering a fresh infusion of Aristotelian insights into moral psychology and philosophy of action, and the application ofdeveloped philosophical sensibility as regards...

Michael Pakaluk studied philosophy with W.V. Quine, John Rawls, Burton Dreben, Sarah Broadie, and Michael Waldstein. He taught at Clark University from 1988 to 2008. He is now associated with the Institute for the Psychological Sciences, Virginia. Giles Pearson is a Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Bristol.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.1 inPublished:March 10, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Introduction1. Robert Heinaman: Pleasure as an Activity in the Nicomachean Ethics2. Jamie Dow: Aristotle's Theory of the Emotions: Emotions as Pleasures and Pains3. David Charles: Aristotle on Desire and Action4. Giles Pearson: Aristotle and Scanlon on Desire and Motivation5. Malcolm Schofield: Phantasia in De Motu Animalium6. Anthony Price: Aristotle on the Ends of Deliberation7. Heda Segvic: Deliberation and Choice in Aristotle8. David Charles: Acrasia: the Rest of the Story?9. Michael Pakaluk: Mixed Actions and Double Effect10. Gavin Lawrence: Acquiring Character: Becoming Grown Up11. Pierre Destree: Aristotle on Responsibility for One's CharacterBibliographyIndex of names