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Dominic Scott
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Dominic Scott compares the Republic and Nicomachean Ethics from a methodological perspective. He argues that Plato and Aristotle distinguish similar levels of argument in the defence of justice, and that they both follow the same approach: Plato because he thinks it will suffice, Aristotle because he thinks there is no need to go beyond it.
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The Adequacy of the Shorter Route

This chapter continues to examine the shorter route of Republic II–IV, with a specific focus on the quality of the argument. Although Socrates describes his defence of justice here as satisfactory, many scholars and philosophers have criticized the argument as failing to show that justice,... see more

Political Science and the Longer Route

This chapter argues that the Nicomachean Ethics is a work of political science: it gives an account of the human good to be used to benefit the citizens of a state. It is intended either for political leaders directly or philosophers who might advise them. This brings the work into closer ... see more

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