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Author Cinaglia, Valeria.

Title Aristotle and Menander on the ethics of understanding / by Valeria Cinaglia
Published Boston : Brill, 2014


Description 1 online resource
Series Philosophia antiqua: a series of studies on ancient philosophy, 0079-1687 ; VOLUME 138
Philosophia antiqua: a series of studies on ancient philosophy ; volume 138
Contents Preface; Acknowledgments; Notes on Conventions; Introduction; 1. Setting the Scene: Aristotle and Menander; 2. Menander and Theophrastus on Character(s)?; 3. The Structure of the Book and the Method of Enquiry; Chapter 1. Setting the Broader Background; 1. Understanding, Ethics and Ancient Philosophy; 2. Understanding, Ethics and Aesthetic Pleasure; Chapter 2. Degrees of Understanding: Menander and Aristotle on How We Understand; 1. Epitrepontes: Recognition and Understanding; 2. Notes on Recognition in Euripides' Electra; 3. Aristotle: Grasping the Sense
3.1. Understanding and Missing Understanding3.2. Grasping and Missing the Grasp; 4. Conclusions; Chapter 3. The Misleading Power of Perceptions and Emotions; 1. "Is This Plausible?" (Men. Sam. 216); 1.1. Demeas; 1.2. Moschion; 2. Aristotle on the Vulnerability of Correct (Ethical) Reasoning; 2.1. Thinking about One's Own Perceptions; 2.2. Acting on the Basis of One's Own Perceptions; 3. Conclusions; Chapter 4. Chance, Ignorance and Human Agency; 1. A Play of Chance / A Chance to Play; 1.1. Perikeiromene; 1.1.1. The Prologue of Agnoia; 1.1.2. Polemon and Moschion; 1.2. Aspis
1.2.1. The Prologue of Tychē1.2.2. Smikrines and Daos; 1.3. Divine Prologue Speakers and Related Matters; 2. Aristotle on Chance, Ignorance and Rational Agents; 2.1. Prologues and Likelihood; 2.2. Aristotle, Tychē and Agnoia; 2.2.1. Chance and Mere Chance; 2.2.2. Voluntary, Non-Voluntary, Involuntary Actions; 3. Conclusions; Chapter 5. Character, Ethics and Human Relationships: Aristotle and Menander on How We Learn to Be Good and How We Become Bad; 1. Dyscolos: The Young Man and the Old Man; 1.2. Other Examples of Young Men and Old Men; 2. Aristotle on the Individual and His Community
2.1. Listening and Watching Friends2.2. Talking and Living with Friends; 3. Conclusions; Conclusions; Bibliography; General Index; Index of Ancient Sources
Summary In Aristotle and Menander on the Ethics of Understanding, Valeria Cinaglia offers a parallel study of Menander's New Comedy and Aristotle's philosophy and she explores the depth and implications of their analogies in subjects ranging from epistemology and psychology to ethics
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Aristotle
Menander, of Athens -- Criticism and interpretation
Menander, of Athens
ethics (philosophy)
PHILOSOPHY -- History & Surveys -- Ancient & Classical.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789004282827