Aristotle on prescription : deliberation and rule-making in Aristotle's practical philosophy / by Francesca Alesse.

Author
Alesse, Francesca [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Boston : Brill, 2018.
Description
1 online resource

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Series
  • Philosophia Antiqua Online, Supplement 2019, ISBN: 9789004390874. [More in this series]
  • Philosophia Antiqua 152. [More in this series]
  • Classical Studies E-Books Online, Collection 2019, ISBN: 9789004386266
  • Philosophia antiqua, 0079-1687 ; Volume 152
Summary note
The focus of Aristotle on Prescription is Aristotle's reflections on rule-making. It is widely believed that Aristotle was only concerned with decision-making, understood as a deliberative process enabling a person to arrive at particular, contingent decisions. However, rule-making is fundamental to Aristotle's ethical texts. Establishing rules means indicating patterns for action that are sufficiently specific to meet situational difficulties and sufficiently constant in time to provide us with a code of behaviour to be used in similar situations. When we prescribe rules, we demonstrate the ability to direct not only our own life but also other people's lives. Alesse's book explores Aristotle's deep reflections on the nature and functions of prescription, and on the relationship between rules and individual decisions.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
  • 9789004385399 ((electronic book))
  • ((print))
LCCN
2018039973
Doi
  • 10.1163/9789004385399
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