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Technē and Phronesis in Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics

Author/​Artist:
Pollnow, Audrey [Browse]
Format:
Senior thesis
Language:
English
Advisor(s):
Morison, Benjamin [Browse]
Department:
Princeton University. Department of Philosophy [Browse]
Class year:
2013
Description:
55 pages
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.