Essays on the Foundations of Aristotelian Political Science by Carnes Lord
By Carnes Lord
A shocking diversity of students go back to the works of Aristotle as a resource of clean views on their disciplines. Furthering that objective, an eclectic staff of classicists and political scientists discusses the significance of Aristotle's political and moral writings--for instance, the Poetics, the Rhetoric, the Politics, and moral and ancient treatises--to modern methods in political and social science.The assortment examines underlying techniques similar to construction, race, classification, and gender, in addition to extra conventional Aristotelian issues equivalent to justice, monarchy and democracy, and the connection among legislations and structure. Emphasizing modern relevance and following Aristotle himself, this quantity proceeds at the premise that the human sciences don't search just to bring up wisdom yet relatively to profit human lifestyles.
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For these reasons the captain and the doctor must be able to justify ex post facto that theirs was the right decision, and experts will be able to conﬁrm whether, given the situation, they did the right thing. The same is true in the case of moral actions. Even concerning a quite singular situation the justiﬁcation must prove that the action was done by the person it should have, to whom it should have, and so on. This justiﬁability condition does not require that the agent must have acted with a “grand end” in view.
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15. Cf. NE I 7, 1098a26–33; NE II 2 1103b35–1104a11; NE III 5, 111a35–b11; NE IX 2, 1164a27–30. 16. For the comparison of the organization of the state with that of a ship cf. Pol. III 4, 1276b20–29. 17. “Weak universality” of what happens only “for the most part” also applies to certain events in natural science (cf. Phys. ); but in nature the exceptions are due to accidental interferences, not to internal imprecision. 18. This impression owes a lot to Aristotle’s explanation why a thing’s nature cannot be changed by habituation: a stone will never be habituated to move upwards, no matter how often it is thrown up, while human nature is by nature apt to receive the virtues and be made perfect by repetition of the same activity (NE II 1, 1103a21–25).