The Ethics of Aristotle by Aristotle

The Ethics of Aristotle

byAristotle

Paperback | October 12, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...with which, or the result with which he docs; as, for instance, whom he strikes, what he strikes him with, and with what probable result; and each of these points again, not accidentally, nor by compulsion; as supposing another man were to seize his hand and strike a third person with it, here of course the owner of the hand acts not voluntarily, because it did not rest with him to do or leave undone. Or again, it is conceivable that the person struck may be his father, and he may know that it is a man, or even one of the present company, whom he is striking, but not know that it is his father. And let these same distinctions be supposed to be carried into the case of the result, and in fact the whole of any given action. In fine then, that is involuntary which is done through ignorance, or which not resulting from ignorance is not in the agent's control, or is done on compulsion. I mention these cases because there are many natural things which we do and suffer knowingly, but still no one of which is either voluntary or involuntary, growing old, or dying, for instance. Again, accidentality may attach to the unjust in like manner as to the just acts. For instance, a man may have restored what was deposited with him, but against his will, and from fear of the consequences of a refusal. We must not say that he either does what is just, or does justly, except accidentally; and in like manner the man who through compulsion and against his will fails to restore a deposit, must be said to do unjustly, or to do what is unjust, accidentally only. Again, voluntary actions we do either from deliberate choice, or without it; from it, when we act from previous deliberation; without it, when without any previous deliberation. Since then hurts which...

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Title:The Ethics of AristotleFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.2 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217277888

ISBN - 13:9780217277884

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