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  1. Aristotle on Desire.Giles Pearson - 2012 - Cambridge University Press.
    Desire is a central concept in Aristotle's ethical and psychological works, but he does not provide us with a systematic treatment of the notion itself. This book reconstructs the account of desire latent in his various scattered remarks on the subject and analyses its role in his moral psychology. Topics include: the range of states that Aristotle counts as desires ; objects of desire and the relation between desires and envisaging prospects; desire and the good; Aristotle's three species of desire: (...)
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  • Aristotle's First Principles.Terence Irwin - 1988 - Oxford University Press.
    Exploring Aristotle's philosophical method and the merits of his conclusions, Irwin here shows how Aristotle defends dialectic against the objection that it cannot justify a metaphysical realist's claims. He focuses particularly on Aristotle's metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of mind, and ethics, stressing the connections between doctrines that are often discussed separately.
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  • Reason and Human Good in Aristotle.John M. Cooper - 1975 - Harvard University Press.
    I Deliberation, Practical Syllogisms , and Intuition. Introduction Aristotle's views on moral reasoning are a difficult and much disputed subject. ...
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  • Aristotle’s Philosophy of Action.David Owain Maurice Charles - 1968 - Cornell University Press.
  • Ethics with Aristotle.Sarah Broadie - 1991 - Oxford University Press.
    In this incisive study Sarah Broadie gives an argued account of the main topics of Aristotle's ethics: eudaimonia, virtue, voluntary agency, practical reason, akrasia, pleasure, and the ethical status of theoria. She explores the sense of "eudaimonia," probes Aristotle's division of the soul and its virtues, and traces the ambiguities in "voluntary." Fresh light is shed on his comparison of practical wisdom with other kinds of knowledge, and a realistic account is developed of Aristototelian deliberation. The concept of pleasure as (...)
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  • The Ethics of Aristotle.J. Burnet - 1900 - Methuen.
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  • How Is Weakness of the Will Possible?Donald Davidson - 1969 - In Joel Feinberg (ed.), Moral Concepts. Oxford University Press.
    D. In doing x an agent acts incontinently if and only if: 1) the agent does x intentionally; 2) the agent believes there is an alternative action y open to him; and 3) the agent judges that, all things considered, it would be better to do y than to do x.
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  • Aristotle's Philosophy of Action.T. H. Irwin - 1986 - Phronesis 31 (1):68-89.
  • Aristotle on Vice.Jozef Müller - 2015 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 23 (3):459-477.
    In this paper, I argue that the widely held view that Aristotle's vicious agent is a principled follower of a wrong conception of the good whose soul, just like the soul of the virtuous agent, is marked by harmony between his reason and non-rational desires is an exegetical mistake. Rather, Aristotle holds – consistently and throughout the Nicomachean Ethics – that the vicious agent lacks any real principles of action and that his soul lacks unity and harmony even more than (...)
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  • Vice in the Nicomachean Ethics.Karen Margrethe Nielsen - 2017 - Phronesis 62 (1):1-25.
    _ Source: _Volume 62, Issue 1, pp 1 - 25 This paper aims to articulate Aristotle’s general account of vice, an account that applies to all special vices, regardless of their spheres of action and emotion, and whether they are states of excess or deficiency. Vice is ignorance in the decision : the paper explains what this means.
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  • XV—Weakness of Will Commensurability, and the Objects of Deliberation and Desire.David Wiggins - 1979 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 79 (1):251-278.
  • Weakness of Will, Commensurability, and the Objects of Deliberation and Desire.David Wiggins - 1979 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 79:251 - 277.
  • Aristotle's Philosophy of Action.David Charles - 1986 - Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 176 (4):497-502.
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  • Some Rational Aspects of Incontinence.T. H. Irwin - 1989 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 27 (S1):49-88.
  • Weakness of Will in Aristotle’s Ethics.Theodore Scaltsas - 1986 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 24 (3):375-382.
    I argue that in "en", Aristotle allows not only for weak akrasia but also for "strong akrasia". In weak akrasia, The agent makes only a "nominal" choice according to the right principle, While in strong akrasia he/she makes a "real" choice, But still acts against it. I show that, Although aristotle does not give a detailed account of strong akrasia, Such an account can be reconstructed on the basis of the analyses and examples of choice and akratic behaviour provided by (...)
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  • Aristotle on Actions From Lack of Control.Jozef Müller - 2015 - Philosophers' Imprint 15.
    The paper defends three claims about Aristotle’s theory of uncontrolled actions (akrasia) in NE 7.3. First, I argue that the first part of NE 7.3 contains the description of the overall state of mind of the agent while she acts without control. Aristotle’s solution to the problem of uncontrolled action lies in the analogy between the uncontrolled agent and people who are drunk, mad, or asleep. This analogy is interpreted as meaning that the uncontrolled agent, while acting without control, is (...)
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  • Right Reason in Plato and Aristotle: On the Meaning of Logos.Jessica Moss - 2014 - Phronesis 59 (3):181-230.
    Something Aristotle calls ‘right logos’ plays a crucial role in his theory of virtue. But the meaning of ‘logos’ in this context is notoriously contested. I argue against the standard translation ‘reason’, and—drawing on parallels with Plato’s work, especially the Laws—in favor of its being used to denote what transforms an inferior epistemic state into a superior one: an explanatory account. Thus Aristotelian phronēsis, like his and Plato’s technē and epistēmē, is a matter of grasping explanatory accounts: in this case, (...)
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  • Intention and Weakness of Will.Richard Holton - 1999 - Journal of Philosophy 96 (5):241.
    Philosophical orthodoxy identifies weakness of will with akrasia: the weak willed person is someone who intentionally acts against their better judgement. It is argued that this is a mistake. Weakness of will consists in a quite different failing, namely an over-ready revision of one's intentions. Building on the work of Bratman, an account of such over-ready revision is given. A number of examples are then adduced showing how weakness of will, so understood, differs from akrasia.
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  • Weakness of Will in Aristotle’s Ethics.Theodore Scaltsas - 1986 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 24 (3):375-382.
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  • Some Rational Aspects of Incontinence.T. H. Irwin - 1988 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 27 (Supplement):49-88.
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  • Weakness of Will and Rational Action.Robert Audi - 1990 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 68 (3):270 – 281.
    Weakness of will has been widely discussed from at least three points of view. It has been examined historically, with Aristotle recently occupying centre stage. It has been analysed conceptually, with the question of its nature and possibility in the forefront. It has been considered normatively in relation to both rational action and moral character. My concern is not historical and is only secondarily conceptual: while I hope to clarify what constitutes weakness of will, I presuppose, rather than construct, an (...)
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  • Aristotle's Philosophy of Action.David Charles - 1986 - Noûs 20 (4):562-565.
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  • Aristotle's First Principles.Gisela Striker - 1991 - Journal of Philosophy 88 (9):489-496.
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  • The Ethics of Aristotle.F. M. Cornford - 1902 - International Journal of Ethics 12 (2):239-247.
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  • Aristotelian Actions. [REVIEW]T. H. Irwin - 1986 - Phronesis 31 (1):68-89.
  • Reason and Human Good in Aristotle.M. F. Burnyeat - 1978 - Philosophical Review 87 (1):102.
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  • Choice and Action in Aristotle.A. W. Price - 2016 - Phronesis 61 (4):435-462.
    There is a current debate about the grammar of intention: do I intend to φ, or that I φ? The equivalent question in Aristotle relates especially to choice. I argue that, in the context of practical reasoning, choice, as also wish, has as its object an act. I then explore the role that this plays within his account of the relation of thought to action. In particular, I discuss the relation of deliberation to the practical syllogism, and the thesis that (...)
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  • Vice and Reason.Terence Irwin - 2001 - The Journal of Ethics 5 (1):73-97.
    Aristotle''s account of vice presents a puzzle: (1) Viciouspeople must be guided by reason, since they act on decision(prohairesis), not on their non-rational desires. (2) And yet theycannot be guided by reason, since they are said to pay attention totheir non-rational part and not to live in accordance with reason. Wecan understand the conception of vice the reconciles these two claims,once we examine Aristotle''s account of (a) the pursuit of the fine andof the expedient; (b) the connexion between vice and (...)
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  • 'Non-Rational Desire and Aristotle's Moral Psychology'.Giles Pearson - 2011 - In J. Miller (ed.), Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics: A Critical Guide. Cambridge University Press.
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  • Akrasia and Perceptual Illusion.Jessica Moss - 2009 - Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 91 (2):119-156.
    de Anima III.10 characterizes akrasia as a conflict between phantasia (“imagination”) on one side and rational cognition on the other: the akratic agent is torn between an appetite for what appears good to her phantasia and a rational desire for what her intellect believes good. This entails that akrasia is parallel to certain cases of perceptual illusion. Drawing on Aristotle's discussion of such cases in the de Anima and de Insomniis , I use this parallel to illuminate the difficult discussion (...)
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  • Reply to Müller: Aristotle on Vicious Choice.Jay R. Elliott - 2016 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 24 (6):1193-1203.
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  • VII—Aristotle On the Rôle of Intellect in Virtue.Richard Sorabji - 1974 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 74 (1):107-129.
  • Aristotle on Friendship and the Shared Life.Nancy Sherman - 1987 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 47 (4):589-613.
    IN THIS PAPER I CONSIDER THE VALUE OF FRIENDSHIP FROM AN ARISTOTELIAN POINT OF VIEW. THE ISSUE IS OF CURRENT INTEREST GIVEN RECENT CHALLENGES TO IMPARTIALIST ETHICS TO TAKE MORE SERIOUSLY THE COMMITMENTS AND ATTACHMENTS OF A PERSON. HOWEVER, I ENTER THAT DEBATE IN ONLY A RESTRICTED WAY BY STRENGTHENING THE CHALLENGE ARTICULATED IN ARISTOTLE'S SYSTEMATIC DEFENSE OF FRIENDSHIP AND THE SHARED LIFE. AFTER SOME INTRODUCTORY REMARKS, I BEGIN BY CONSIDERING ARISTOTLE'S NOTION THAT GOOD LIVING OR HAPPINESS ("EUDAIMONIA") FOR AN (...)
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  • Neoptolemus's Soul and the Taxonomy of Ethical Characters in Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics.Luke Purshouse - 2006 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 14 (2):205 – 223.
    (2006). Neoptolemus's soul and the taxonomy of ethical characters in Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics ∗. British Journal for the History of Philosophy: Vol. 14, No. 2, pp. 205-223.
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  • Aristotle's Philosophy of Action.J. D. G. Evans - 1990 - Journal of Hellenic Studies 110:240-241.
  • Ethics with Aristotle.C. C. W. Taylor - 1993 - Philosophical Quarterly 43 (173):529-532.
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  • Reason and Human Good in Aristotle.Michael Woods - 1978 - Philosophical Quarterly 28 (110):75-77.
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  • Reason and Human Good in Aristotle.A. W. H. Adkins - 1978 - Ethics 88 (3):266-271.
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  • Deliberation and Choice in Aristotle.Heda Segvic - 2011 - In Michael Pakaluk & Giles Pearson (eds.), Moral Psychology and Human Action in Aristotle. Oxford University Press.
  • Γενουστησ.John Burnet - 1900 - The Classical Review 14 (08):393-394.
  • Aristotle's Wish.Alfred R. Mele - 1984 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 22 (2):139-156.
    In the bulk of this paper, I shall attempt to clarify the meaning and significance of each of these claims and to resolve (sometimes in footnotes) the interpretational problems which surround them. I hope thereby to contribute not only to our knowledge of the part assigned to wish in the generation of "chosen" or "ethical" action, but to our appreciation, more generally, of Aristotle's position on the roles of thought and desire in action of this sort and his understanding of (...)
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  • Plato and Aristotle on Friendship and Altruism.Julia Annas - 1977 - Mind 86 (344):532-554.
  • Choice and Virtue in the Nicomachean Ethics.Alfred R. Mele - 1981 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 19 (4):405-423.
    In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Choice and Virtue in the Nicomachean Ethics ALFRED R. MELE COM~rNTATORS ON THr Nicomachean Ethics (NE) have long been laboring under the influence of a serious misunderstanding of one of the key terms in Aristotle's moral philosophy and theory of action. This term is prohairesis (choice), the importance of which is indicated by Aristotle's assertions that choice is the proximate efficient cause of action (NE 6. 1139a31--32) and (...)
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  • Nicomachean Ethics 7.3 on Akratic Ignorance.Martin Pickavé & Jennifer Whiting - 2008 - Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 34:323-371.
     
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  • Reason and Human Good in Aristotle.John M. Cooper - 1977 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 7 (3):623-636.
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  • Reason and Human Good in Aristotle.John M. Cooper - 1978 - Mind 87 (346):277-281.
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  • On Acting Rationally Against One's Best Judgment.Nomy Arpaly - 2000 - Ethics 110 (3):488-513.
    I argue that akrasia is not always significantly irrational. To be more precise, I argue that an agent is sometimes more rational for being akratic then she would have been for being enkratic or strong-willed.
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  • Nicomachean Ethics VII. 8-9 (1151b22) : Akrasia, Enkrateia, and Look-Alikes.Sarah Broadie - 2009 - In Carlo Natali (ed.), Aristotle: Nicomachean Ethics. Oxford University Press.
  • The Role of Eudaimonia in Aristotle's Ethics'.John McDowell - 1980 - In Amélie Oksenberg Rorty (ed.), Essays on Aristotle's Ethics. University of California Press. pp. 359--76.
     
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  • No Title Provided.Jessica Moss - 2009 - Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 91 (2):119-156.