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Carlo DaVia
Fordham University
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    Translation: The Socratic Question and Aristotle, by Hans-Georg Gadamer.Carlo DaVia - 2015 - Continental Philosophy Review 48 (1):95-102.
    Translator's Introduction: Hans-Georg Gadamer first published this essay in 1991 in his Gesammelte Werke, but it appeared shortly before in a Gedenkschrift for Karl-Heinz Ilting, a scholar of German Idealism and ancient philosophy who studied under Gadamer’s colleague, Erich Rothacker. The essay is the product of a lifetime of studies in Plato and Aristotle, reflecting in particular Gadamer’s ongoing preoccupation with the “Socratic question” and the development of his views on it since his Habilitationsschrift, Plato’s Dialectical Ethics . The Socratic (...)
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    Universality in Aristotle's Ethics.Carlo Davia - 2016 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 54 (2):181-201.
    According to many scholars, Aristotle holds that judgments in ethics can hold true only “for the most part”. Such judgments state general claims about ethical life, not specific claims about how to act in a particular situation. These judgments can be either descriptive or prescriptive. When they are descriptive, they hold true “for the most part” insofar as they express observed regularities that occur neither always and necessarily, nor by mere chance. For example, courage is good “for the most part,” (...)
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    A Phenomenological Argument Against Instrumentalism.Carlo DaVia - forthcoming - Wiley: European Journal of Philosophy.
    Instrumentalism as a theory of practical reasoning has been both widely held and difficult to dethrone. The theory holds that good practical reasoning need only involve determining suitable means to pre-determined ends. The theory is difficult to dethrone because critiques of it tend to specify aspects of reasoning that either do not seem practical, strictly speaking, or can be re-described as a series of episodes of means-end reasoning. Either way, instrumentalism dodges these criticisms raised against it. This paper presents a (...)
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    Aristotle and the Endoxic Method.Carlo Davia - 2017 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 55 (3):383-405.
    This paper challenges the ‘Standard Account’ of the so-called endoxic method that Aristotle articulates in a well-known passage from book VII of the Nicomachean Ethics. That account is problematic because it misreads what Aristotle says and thereby attributes to him an unusually rigid and conservative method that he himself does not seem to employ. This paper carefully analyzes the semantics and syntax of the book VII passage in order to present a novel and improved understanding of the endoxic method. This (...)
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    Gadamer's Phenomenological Ethics.Carlo DaVia - 2021 - European Journal of Philosophy 29 (4):746-757.
    Hans-Georg Gadamer held that the chief task of philosophy today is to defend practical reason against the encroachments of techno-scientific rationality and thereby to ground the possibility for a philosophical ethics. Although this is well-known and much discussed in the secondary literature, there is curiously sparse discussion of just what Gadamer took ethical inquiry to be. The little discussion that exists tends either to neglect Gadamer's distinction between practical reasoning and philosophical ethics, or it accuses Gadamer himself of conflating the (...)
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    The Limits of Definition: Gadamer’s Critique of Aristotle’s Ethics.Carlo DaVia - 2018 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 26 (6):1176-1196.
    There is a recent scholarly trend drawing similarities between Aristotle’s conceptions of ethics and demonstrative science. One such similarity has become widely and rightly recognized: for Aristotle both ethics and demonstrative science seek essential definitions of phenomena. The task of the paper is to show that German philosopher and classicist Hans-Georg Gadamer not only prefigured this interpretative trend, he also identified a problematic feature of Aristotle’s method so construed. The problematic feature is semantic. For Aristotle essential definitions must consist of (...)
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    Aristotle's Method in Ethics, by Joseph Karbowski. [REVIEW]Carlo DaVia - 2019 - Review of Metaphysics 73:367-370.
  8. The Role of Aristotle in Gadamer's Work.Carlo DaVia - 2021 - In Theodore George & Gert-Jan van der Heiden (eds.), The Gadamerian Mind. New York: pp. 207-220.
    This chapter reassesses the role of Aristotle in Gadamer’s work. Gadamer is sometimes read as preferential to Plato over Aristotle. Such a reading, however, displaces the centrality of Aristotle to Gadamer’s thought. Gadamer saw Aristotle, and not Plato, as the first phenomenologist. Gadamer consequently expressed a great debt to Aristotle, not only for modeling a phenomenological approach to philosophy, but also for the illuminating phenomenological descriptions that Aristotle gave. Both his philosophical approach and the insights it yielded serve as compelling (...)
     
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    The Eudemian Ethics of Aristotle, by Peter L.P. Simpson. [REVIEW]Carlo DaVia - 2014 - Review of Metaphysics 67 (3):668-670.
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    The Pleasures of Reason in Plato, Aristotle, and the Hellenistic Hedonists, by James Warren. [REVIEW]Carlo DaVia - 2016 - Ancient Philosophy 36 (1):221-225.
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    Aristotle’s Moral Realism Reconsidered: Phenomenological Ethics, by Pavlos Kontos. [REVIEW]Carlo Davia - 2012 - International Philosophical Quarterly 52 (3):373-377.
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    A Phenomenological Argument Against Instrumentalism.Carlo DaVia - forthcoming - European Journal of Philosophy.
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