Technē and Phronesis in Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics

Author/​Artist
Pollnow, Audrey [Browse]
Format
Senior thesis
Language
English
Description
55 pages

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Advisor(s)
Morison, Benjamin [Browse]
Department
Princeton University. Department of Philosophy [Browse]
Class year
2013
Restrictions note
Walk-in Access. This thesis can only be viewed on computer terminals at the Mudd Manuscript Library.
Summary note
This paper considers Aristotle’s account of technē (craft-knowledge) and the relationship it bears to phronesis (the capacity for excellent ethical deliberation). Neither techne nor phronesis are exclusively intellectual: both require practice and an evaluative capacity. Phronesis, however, structures a person’s desires more than a techne can.

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