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Ethics for rational animals: a study of the cognitive psychology at the basis of Aristotle’s ethics.

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Aristotle is, at the same time, a student of psychology and a student of ethics. He takes the two disciplines to be linked: the ethicist should know something about the human soul. In this thesis, I start from a study of Aristotle’s cognitive theory to shed new light on his account of virtue, moral education and practical wisdom. I draw three main conclusions. First, I argue that eliminating certain false evaluative appearances is necessary to achieve virtue. It is widely assumed that achi...

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Philosophy Faculty
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Fiecconi, E
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DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford
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2017-03-13

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