Bridging the Gap between Aristotle's Science and Ethics

2015.10.18 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Devin Henry and Karen Margrethe Nielson (eds.), Bridging the Gap between Aristotle's Science and Ethics, Cambridge University
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2015.10.18 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Devin Henry and Karen Margrethe Nielson (eds.), Bridging the Gap between Aristotle's Science and Ethics, Cambridge University Press, 2015, 304pp., $110.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781107010369. Reviewed by Brennan McDavid, Ormond College, University of Melbourne In Book 6 of the Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle presents his conception of practical wisdom. He tells us that it is a state of the soul that is truth-grasping (alethe), "with reason" (meta logou), and practicable concerning things good and bad for human beings (EN 6.5 1140b20-22). In being truth-grasping and "with reason," this psychic state amounts to a form of expertise in matters of human conduct. Possession of this knowledge enables human beings to deliberate well in those situations that call for us to act with regard to what is good and bad for us. It enables us to identify, choose, and perform the particular actions that contribute to or even constitute. . .

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