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What's wrong with megalopsychia?

Sarch, A (2008) What's wrong with megalopsychia? Philosophy, 83 (2). pp. 231-253.

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Abstract

This paper looks at two accounts of Aristotle's views on the virtue of megalopsychia. The first, defended by Christopher Cordner, commits Aristotle to two claims about the virtuous person that might seem unpalatable to modern readers. The second account, defended by Roger Crisp, does not commit Aristotle to these claims. Some might count this as an advantage of Crisp's account. However, I argue that Cordner's account, not Crisp's, is actually the better interpretation of Aristotle. Nonetheless, this does not ultimately spell trouble for Aristotle, since, as I argue, the claims that Cordner's account commits Aristotle to are, on closer inspection, not really problematic. ©2008 The Royal Institute of Philosophy.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Law
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Sarch, Aa.sarch@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Date : April 2008
Identification Number : https://doi.org/10.1017/S003181910800048X
Copyright Disclaimer : © The Royal Institute of Philosophy 2008
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 16 May 2017 15:37
Last Modified : 18 May 2017 13:13
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/820926

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