Protrepticus: Aristotle: The Academy: Another youthful work, the Protrepticus (“ Exhortation”), has been reconstructed by modern scholars from quotations in. ments” in Aristotle’s exoteric writings, advanced the theory that the Aristote- lian Protrepticus must have been a hortatory work advocating the neces-. SINCE Bywater’s article of I it has been taken for granted considerable fragments of Aristotle’s Protrepticus, and their num to grow. Scholars, while admitting.

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Rather, perception supports nutrition, not because nutritive activity is the highest function constitutive of animal life, but because fulfilling nutritive needs is required for the sake of perception, loco- motion, and the like.

Contemplation is useful for the cognitive access it provides to boundary markers of the human good by reference to which con- templators can judge well. Arjstotle article has no associated abstract. Inwe began a project to reconstruct the lost work by reevaluating all the possible sources of evidence for it. Aristotle, Protrepticus a Reconstruction.

Nevertheless, I argue that Aristotle provides us with clues within the Protrepticus for identifying how the best sort of contemplation can be useful for deriving boundary markers of the human good. Find it on Scholar.

At Metaphysics i 2. In parts 1 and 2, I begin by elucidating the aristocratic defense and the utility argu- ment.


After all, the objects that we contemplate when we engage in this activity are somehow above humanity. In a moment, I shall have more to say about the sort of contemplation that I believe Aristotle has in mind, but for now, suffice it to say that Aristotle needs to respond to the sorts of worries and concerns that he should expect his audience to have about any sort of contempla- tive activity.

From the Publisher via CrossRef no proxy pdcnet. Such a fundamental inconsistency would cancel out whatever particular reasons one would have for pursuing philosophical activity. If you have been assigned to read Aristotle’s Protrepticus in a course, this is probably what you are looking for. Therefore, Aristotle thinks, even if contemplation is useless, it does not follow that contemplation lacks choiceworthiness for its own sake.

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Allan – – The Classical Review 9 2: During – – Journal of Hellenic Studies Aristotle and Other Platonists. Studia Aristole et Latina Gothoburgensia. He maintains that although contemplation is not productive, it offers a background perspective that promotes the best practical judgment.

The book The works of Aristotlep. Gerson Rabinowitz – – Journal of Hellenic Studies For instance, in NE vi 7, Aristotle maintains that since sophia is the highest sort of wisdom, sophia must have for its objects the highest kinds of being in the cosmos.


Aristotle’s Protrepticus an Attempt at Reconstruction

Click here to sign up. For those looking for more detail about our methods of reconstruction and the basis of evidence, you will find on this website our working files on a new critical Greek edition, translation, commentary, and reconstruction of Aristotle’s Protrepticus.

Acta Universitatis Gothoburgensis To see more clearly how contemplation can usefully guide practical judgment, I first call attention to Protrepticus And so, contemplation remains useful for providing cognitive access to boundary markers of the human good, which would enable the lawmaker to judge well. Altham and Ross Harrison edd. The Cross- roads of Norm and Nature: Therefore, the potential inconsistency of the aristocratic defense and the utility argument does threaten to pose a problem for Aristotle, and so, the initial response to the apparent inconsistency is insufficient.

Two of these arguments are especially noteworthy. The most recent version of our provisional reconstruction. University of California Press. Scott Mcgill – – Classical Quarterly 57 Walsh – – Belmont, Calif.

Plato’s Republic and Aristotle’s Protrepticus. Originally in Phronesis Aristotle thus wants to say that through exercising contemplation, we some- how come to understand the nature of the human good, i.