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Why does Aristotle Think that Ethical Virtue is Required for Practical Wisdom?

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Abstract In this paper, I ask why Aristotle thinks that ethical virtue (rather than mere self-control) is required for practical wisdom. I argue that a satisfactory answer will need to explain why being prone to bad appetites implies a failing of the rational part of the soul. I go on to claim that the self-controlled person does suffer from such a rational failing: a failure to take a specifically rational kind of pleasure in fine action. However, this still leaves a problem: could there not...

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10.1163/156852812X628998

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Journal:
PHRONESIS-A JOURNAL FOR ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY
Volume:
57
Issue:
2
Pages:
142-163
Publication date:
2012-01-01
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EISSN:
1568-5284
ISSN:
0031-8868
URN:
uuid:1ad47c78-75d7-4113-bc93-642d3626577b
Source identifiers:
252507
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pubs:252507
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English
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