Aristotle on moral responsibility character and cause by Susan SauveМЃ Meyer

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Published by Blackwell in Oxford, UK, Cambridge, USA .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Aristotle -- Ethics.,
  • Ethics, Ancient.,
  • Responsibility.,
  • Character.,
  • Causation.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [190]-196) and indexes.

Book details

StatementSusan Sauvé Meyer.
SeriesIssues in ancient philosophy ;, 3, Issues in ancient philosophy (Cambridge, Mass.) ;, 3.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsB491.E7 M474 1993
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 210 p. ;
Number of Pages210
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1410417M
ISBN 100631185275
LC Control Number93019147

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While Aristotle does not himself face or address worries that determinism is incompatible with responsibility, his causal repertoire provides the resources for a powerful response to incompatibilist arguments. On this and other fronts Aristotle's is a view to be taken seriously by theorists of moral responsibility.5/5(1).

Echeñique argues that Aristotle developed an original and compelling theory of moral responsibility and contributed in novel ways to our understanding of coercion, ignorance and violence.

Of interest to students and academics interested in ancient ethics, as well as those interested in moral responsibility and criminal liability more : Hardcover. Aristotle's Ethics develops a complex theory of the qualities which make for a good human being and for several decades there has been intense discussion about whether Aristotle's theory of voluntariness, outlined in the Ethics, actually delineates what modern thinkers would recognize as a theory of moral : Javier Echeñique.

This is a reissue, with new introduction, of Aristotle on moral responsibility book Sauve Meyer's book, in which she presents a comprehensive examination of Aristotle's accounts of voluntariness in the Eudemian and Nicomachean Ethics.

She makes the case that these constitute a theory of moral responsibility--albeit one with important differences from modern theories.

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Homiak. Does Aristotle have a conception of moral responsibility. A prominent feature of his treatment of the virtues of character, in both ethical treatises, is an extended account of voluntariness.

He announces the topic by noting that praise and blame are directed at what is voluntary, and that voluntary agents are the cause (aitios) or origin (archê) of their actions (EE b15–29; EN Author: Susan Sauvé Meyer. 2 Aristotle’s Conception of Moral Responsibility 3 3 Outline by Chapters Aristotle on moral responsibility book 4 Assumptions about Aristotle’s Texts 8 5 Ordinary Notions of Hekousion and Akousion 9 1 Moral Responsibility and Moral Character 17 1 Moral Responsibility and Moral Agency 17 2 Virtue and Vice of Character 19 3 Rationality and Morality 24 4 The Scope of Moral Agency.

The Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle's most important study of personal morality and the ends of human life, has for many centuries been a widely-read and influential book. Though written more than 2, years ago, it offers the modern reader many valuable insights into human needs and conduct.

Aristotle then ends this discussion of voluntary, involuntary and non-voluntary actions with one final thought on moral responsibility. He claims that voluntary actions must be those whereupon the initiative lies within the agent performing the action, even if that initiative be the baser passions or appetites.

For this reason, Aristotle maintains that, to be a moral agent, a person must have acquired correct moral upbringing. This can be why Aristotle called his book Nichomachian Ethics: his. Aristotle identifies ethical virtue as "a habit, disposed toward action by deliberate choice, being at the mean relative to us, and defined by reason as a prudent man would define it" (a).

A crucial distinction exists between being virtuous and acting virtuously. To qualify as virtuous, one must not merely act virtuously, but also know he. An Anatomy of Moral Responsibility. Matthew Braham & Martin van Hees - - Mind () - Aristotle on Moral Responsibility: Character and Cause.

ARISTOTLE, DETERMINISM, AND MORAL RESPONSIBILITY by JENNIFER DAIGLE Under the Direction of Jessica Berry, PhD and Tim O͜Keefe, PhD ABSTRACT Aristotle says that we are responsible (αἴʐιοι) for our voluntary actions and character.

ut there͜s a question about whether he thinks we are morally responsible and, if so, what he. Summary and Analysis Book III: Analysis for Book III Before giving an account of specific virtues included in the moral life Aristotle discusses a number of questions having to do with the nature of a moral act and the degree to which a person is responsible for what he does.

Meyer’s book Aristotle on Moral Responsibility, which has considerably raised the standards of discussion on this topic. Aristotle’s Ethics and Moral Responsibility was completed before the reissue of Suav´e Meyer’s book inso references are to the edition.

Book III. Aristotle then implies that unpleasant decisions made under threats or danger are voluntary, though he offers some leniency to those who make the best choice from a series of unenviable options.

In defining those cases of exemption from moral responsibility due to ignorance or compulsion, however, Aristotle does not provide a positive. Aristotle's Ethics develops a complex theory of the qualities which make for a good human being and for several decades there has been intense discussion about whether Aristotle's theory of voluntariness, outlined in the Ethics, actually delineates what modern thinkers would recognize as a theory of moral : Javier Echeñique.

While Aristotle does not himself face or address worries that determinism is incompatible with responsibility, his causal repertoire provides the resources for a powerful response to incompatibilist arguments. On this and other fronts Aristotle's is a view to be taken seriously by theorists of moral responsibility.

Show More Show Less. Aristotle's Ethics and Moral Responsibility by Javier Echeñique. Aristotle's Ethics develops a complex theory of the qualities which make for a good human being and for several decades there has been intense discussion about whether Aristotle's theory of voluntariness, outlined in the Ethics, actually delineates what modern thinkers would recognize as a theory of moral responsibility.

Aristotle's Ethics develops a complex theory of the qualities which make for a good human being and for several decades there has been intense discussion about whether Aristotle's theory of voluntariness, outlined in the Ethics, actually delineates what modern thinkers would recognize as a theory of moral responsibility.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: ix, pages ; 24 cm: Contents: Introduction: Moral Responsibility and Aristotle's Concerns. Aristotle here begins in-depth coverage of each moral virtue, starting with courage and moderation and including the vices that oppose 'em. Book 4 Aristotle deals with virtues concerning money here: liberality and magnificence.

The full text of this article hosted at is unavailable due to technical : Marcia L. Homiak. To seek virtue for the sake of reward is to dig for iron with a spade of gold.1 1. Aristotelian Virtue Ethics Introduction Aristotle (– BC) was a scholar in disciplines such as ethics, metaphysics, biology and botany, amongst others.

It is fitting, therefore, that his moral philosophy is based around assessing the broad characters of human beings rather than assessing singular acts in Author: Mark Dimmock, Andrew Fisher. Aristotle has an account of moral responsibility that is far from being an uncritical recapitulation of commonsense notions.

It is a sophisticated philosophical account capable of solving most of the problems that a theory of moral responsibility must : Susan Sauvé Meyer. Get this from a library. Aristotle on moral responsibility: character and cause.

[Susan Sauvé Meyer] -- This is a reissue, with new introduction, of Susan Sauvé Meyer's book, in which she presents a comprehensive examination of Aristotle's accounts of voluntariness in the.

Moral Responsibility and Psychology (Book III.1–5) Overviews of Aristotle’s Moral Psychology; The Voluntary and the Involuntary; The Voluntary in Eudemian Ethics II.6–9; Emotion; Wish and Desire; Deliberation and Choice; The Problem of Determinism; Responsibility for One’s Character States; Critique of Protagoras.

The Cambridge Companion to Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics - edited by Ronald Polansky June Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this book to your organisation's collection. Aristotle on Moral Responsibility. Aristotle's Ethics and Moral Responsibility.

Best books on ethics and moral philosophy recommended by eminent philosophers. Everything from Aristotle's ethics to the ethics of AI covered. He also focuses on moral responsibility, how habits are reshaped or developed, weakness of will, friendships and other relationships, the value of pleasures, and even justice and society.

In this first course of two, Dr. Sadler leads students through a close study of books of the Nicomachean Ethics. Moral responsibility is the blame or praise that our actions deserve. Philosophers aim to define our moral responsibility. In Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle notes that as a condition to be held.

Start studying Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics Book 3. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Aristotle's Ethics develops a complex theory of the qualities which make for a good human being and for several decades there has been intense discussion about whether Aristotle's theory of voluntariness, outlined in the Ethics, actually delineates what modern thinkers would recognize as a theory of moral : Cambridge University Press.

This statement encapsulates Aristotle's view of moral responsibility and is remarkably similar to a much later and far more controversial philosophy—existentialism. Decisions require "reason and thought," part of a human's rational purpose, while beliefs involve only speculation.

Aristotle seems to agree with Socrates’ claim that no one knowingly does evil and that all wrongdoing is a result of ignorance. He suggests in Chapter 4 of Book III that everyone aims to do good, but bad people, in their ignorance, aim at the apparent good that is in fact not good.

In this book Aristotle tackles the question of moral responsibility. He starts by drawing attention to the fact that there are various degrees of voluntariness. An involuntary act is something done as a result of force or ignorance with the individual contributing nothing to it. A voyager might be carried off course by the wind or an individual might be in the power of others.

ABSTRACT: This paper serves two purposes: (i) it can be used by students as an introduction to chapters of book iii of the NE; (ii) it suggests an answer to the unresolved question what overall objective this section of the NE has.

The paper. Aristotle (/ ˈ ær ɪ s t ɒ t əl /; Greek: Ἀριστοτέλης Aristotélēs, pronounced [aristotélɛːs]; – BC) was a Greek philosopher and polymath during the Classical period in Ancient by Plato, he was the founder of the Lyceum, the Peripatetic school of philosophy, and the Aristotelian tradition.

His writings cover many subjects including physics, biology Era: Ancient philosophy. In philosophy, moral responsibility is the status of morally deserving praise, blame, reward, or punishment for an act or omission performed or neglected in accordance with one's moral obligations.

Deciding what (if anything) counts as "morally obligatory" is a principal concern of ethics. Philosophers refer to people who have moral responsibility for an action as moral agents. Aristotle's theory of moral responsibility is restricted to persons?

After all, if the conditions for voluntariness are met -namely, that the origin of action is internal Author: Nancy E. Schauber. This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.You can write a book review and share your experiences.

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