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    The Double Ergon Scheme in Aristotle’s Protrepticus.Jakub Jirsa - 2023 - Eirene: Studia Graeca Et Latina 59 (1-2):29-65.
    The article presents the first comprehensive interpretation of the ergon argument in Aristotle’s Protrepticus. It further argues that Aristotle in this argument distinguishes the ergon of an entity from the ergon of its virtue thus presenting a complicated argumentative structure which is explicitly simplified in the Eudemian Ethics. Based on the latest attempts to reconstruct the Protrepticus, the article shows the relation of the ergon argument to its other versions in both Ethics. This account not only clarifies the relation of (...)
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  2. Divine Activity and Human Life.Jakub Jirsa - 2017 - Rhizomata 5 (2):210-238.
    The following article is a contribution to the rich debate concerning happiness or fulfilment (eudaimonia) in Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics. It argues that eudaimonia is theōria in accordance with what Aristotle repeatedly says in Book X of the Nicomachean Ethics. However, happy life (eudaimōn bios) is a complex way of life which includes not only theoretical activity but also the exercising of other virtues including the so-called moral or social ones. The article shows that Aristotle differentiates between eudaimonia on the one (...)
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    Aristotle on Happiness, Virtue, and Wisdom by Bryan Reece (review).Jakub Jirsa - 2024 - Review of Metaphysics 77 (3):552-555.
    In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:Reviewed by:Aristotle on Happiness, Virtue, and Wisdom by Bryan ReeceJakub JirsaREECE, Bryan. Aristotle on Happiness, Virtue, and Wisdom. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2022. 240 pp. Cloth, $99.99In contemporary discussions about Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, dissatisfaction is growing with the exclusivist and inclusivist interpretations. Bryan Reece's book stands out for two reasons: He conducts extensive analysis, pinpointing conflicting principles in previous interpretations of happiness, and he persuasively bridges the gap between (...)
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    Happiness is not a happy life.Jakub Jirsa - 2023 - Filosoficky Casopis 71 (4):579-597.
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    R. Gaita, Sdílené lidství. Přemýšlení o lásce, pravdě a spravedlnosti.Jakub Jirsa - 2024 - Reflexe: Filosoficky Casopis 2023 (65):233-238.
    Book review: Raimond Gaita, Sdílené lidství. Přemýšlení o lásce, pravdě a spravedlnosti, Červený Kostelec (Pavel Mervart), transl. Jan Petříček, 2022, 248 p.
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    Plato on characteristics of god: Laws X. 887c5-899d3.Jakub Jirsa - 2008 - Rhizai. A Journal for Ancient Philosophy and Science 5:265-285.
    The following article reconstructs Plato’s argument for the existence of god in Laws X. The article starts with interpreting the argument for the priority of soul and continues with a discussion of the argumentation for rationality of the soul in charge of heavens . The view defended here is that Plato first defines the essential characteristics of the divine, namely self-motion and rationality, and then shows that there are entities which possess these characteristics and therefore deserve to be called gods (...)
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  7. Plato's Statesman: Proceedings of the Eighth Symposium Platonicum Pragense.Ales Havlicek, Jakub JIrsa & Karel Thein (eds.) - 2013 - Oikoymenh.
     
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  8. Douglas Cairns, Fritz-Gregor Hermann and Terry Penner (eds.), Pursuing The Good: Ethics and Metaphysics in Plato's Republic.Jakub Jirsa - 2009 - Rhizai. A Journal for Ancient Philosophy and Science 11:77-88.
    Review of Douglas Cairns, Fritz-Gregor Hermann and Terry Penner , Pursuing The Good: Ethics and Metaphysics in Plato’s Republic, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, 2007.
     
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  9. Frisbee C., C. Sheffield, Plato's Symposium: The Ethics of Desire.Jakub Jirsa - 2007 - Rhizai. A Journal for Ancient Philosophy and Science 1:177-183.
    A review of Frisbee C., C. Sheffield, Plato’s Symposium: The Ethics of Desire, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2006.
     
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  10. Morality as a science?Jakub Jirsa - 2013 - Filosoficky Casopis 61 (4):581-590.
     
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    Přírodovědci na skřipci.Jakub Jirsa & Vojtech Hladky - 2023 - Reflexe: Filosoficky Casopis 2022 (63):89-96.
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    Politics in Socrates’ Alcibiades: A Philosophical Account of Plato’s Dialogue Alcibiades Major, written by Andre Archie.Jakub Jirsa - 2017 - Polis 34 (1):172-176.
  13. Přístupy k etice III.Jakub Jirsa (ed.) - 2016
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    Sophists, Names and Democracy.Jakub Jirsa - 2012 - Croatian Journal of Philosophy 12 (2):125-138.
    The article argues that the Euthydemus shows the essential connection between sophistry, right usage of language, and politics. It shows how the sophistic use of language correlates with the manners of politics which Plato associates with the sophists. First, it proceeds by showing the explicit criticism of both brothers, for they seem unable to fulfill the task given to them. Second, several times in the dialogue Socrates criticizes the sophists’ use of language, since it is totally inappropriate to fulfill the (...)
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    The Structure of Courage in the Laches, Meno and Protagoras.Jakub Jirsa - 2021 - Elenchos: Rivista di Studi Sul Pensiero Antico 42 (1):143-164.
    The following article provides an interpretation of the structure of courage in Plato’s Laches, Meno and Protagoras. I argue that these dialogues present courage (ἀνδρεία) in the soul according to the same scheme: that there is a normatively neutral psychic state which is informed by the knowledge of good and evil. The knowledge (ἐπιστήμη) which informs this normatively neutral psychic state is called practical wisdom (which Plato refers to as φρόνησις or sometimes σοφία). This interpretation seems to negate the claim (...)
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  16. Book Review. [REVIEW]Jakub Jirsa - 2008 - Reflexe: Filosoficky Casopis 34:127-132.
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    Mark J. Lutz, Divine Law and Political Philosophy in Plato’s Laws , ix + 200 pp., $35.00, ISBN 9780875804453. [REVIEW]Jakub Jirsa - 2013 - Polis 30 (2):344-349.
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    Mark J. Lutz, Divine Law and Political Philosophy in Plato’s Laws (DeKalb IL: Northern Illinois University Press, 2012), ix + 200 pp., $35.00, ISBN 9780875804453 (pbk). [REVIEW]Jakub Jirsa - 2013 - Polis 30 (2):344-349.