Nobility in the Nicomachean Ethics

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Crisp, Roger 2014. Nobility in the Nicomachean Ethics. Phronesis. 59 (3), pp. 231 - 245. https://doi.org/10.1163/15685284-12341267
AuthorsCrisp, Roger
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This paper suggests that we understand Aristotle’s notion of nobility (τὸ καλόν) as what is morally praiseworthy, arguing that nobility is not to be understood impartially, that Aristotle is an egoist at the level of justification (though not at the level of motivation), and that he uses the idea of the noble as a bridge between self-interest and moral virtue. Implications for contemporary ethics are discussed.

Year2014
JournalPhronesis
Journal citation59 (3), pp. 231 - 245
PublisherBrill
ISSN0031-8868
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1163/15685284-12341267
Scopus EID2-s2.0-84902491899
Page range231 - 245
Research GroupInstitute for Religion and Critical Inquiry
Place of publicationNetherlands
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