Ancient and medieval interpreters of Aristotle regarded his ethics and metaphysics as somehow connected. This nexus has been strictly denied by contemporary scholars. A deepened analysis of the core of human action, could help us to recover, under a new perspective, the conviction of the Ancients. This core is prohairesis ("something chosen before other things"). Prohairesis discloses a proper mark (idion) of man: man is that sort of being which acts for the sake of something. In so doing he is a cause. Therefore, considering prohairesis has much to do with considering how man is inserted in the order of the causes, that is to ask about the place he takes in reality as a whole.
|Titolo della pubblicazione ospite||Tradition as the Future of Innovation|
|Numero di pagine||20|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Pubblicato - 2015|
- Aristotelian ethics
- Aristotelian metaphysics
- order of causes
- purposive choice