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Aristotle's Anthropology

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Geert Keil, Nora Kreft, Christian Kietzmann, Ian C. McCready-Flora, Elena Cagnoli Fiecconi, Christof Rapp, James G. Lennox, Jörn Müller, Hans-Johann Glock, Kathi Beier, Christoph Horn, Joseph Karbowski, David J. Depew, Dorothea Frede
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  • Date Published: May 2019
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107192690

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  • This is the first collection of essays devoted specifically to the nature and significance of Aristotle's anthropological philosophy, covering the full range of his ethical, metaphysical and biological works. The book is organised into four parts, two of which deal with the metaphysics and biology of human nature and two of which discuss the anthropological foundations and implications of Aristotle's ethico-political works. The essay topics range from human nature and morality to friendship and politics, including original discussion and fresh perspectives on rationalism, the intellect, perception, virtue, the faculty of speech and the differences and similarities between human and non-human animals. Wide-ranging and innovative, the volume will be highly relevant for readers studying Aristotle as well as for anyone working on either ancient or contemporary philosophical anthropology.

    • Compares and contrasts Aristotle's anthropological philosophy across his ethical, metaphysical and biological works
    • Discusses the differences and similarities between human and non-human animals
    • Features debate on topics including rationality, morality, friendship and politics
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    • Date Published: May 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107192690
    • length: 304 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 156 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.57kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: Aristotle's anthropology Geert Keil and Nora Kreft
    Part I. Human Beings as Rational Animals:
    1. Aristotle on the definition of what it is to be human Christian Kietzmann
    2. Speech and the rational soul Ian C. McCready-Flora
    3. Aristotle's peculiarly human psychology Elena Cagnoli Fiecconi
    4. The planetary nature of mankind: a cosmological perspective on Aristotle's anthropology Christof Rapp
    Part II. Human Nature in the Light of Aristotle's Biology:
    5. Is reason natural? Aristotle's zoology of rational animals James G. Lennox
    6. Spot the differences! The hidden philosophical anthropology in Aristotle's biological writings Jörn Müller
    7. Aristotle on the anthropological difference and animal minds Hans-Johann Glock
    Part III. Aristotle's Moral Anthropology:
    8. Why human virtue is the measure of all virtue Kathi Beier
    9. Aristotle on friendship and being human Nora Kreft
    10. Aristotle on the possibility of moral perfection Christoph Horn
    Part IV. Aristotle's Political Anthropology:
    11. Political animals and human nature in Aristotle's politics Joseph Karbowski
    12. Political animals and the genealogy of the polis: Aristotle's politics and Plato's statesman David J. Depew
    13. The deficiency of human nature: the task of a 'philosophy of human affairs' Dorothea Frede.

  • Editors

    Geert Keil, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
    Geert Keil is Professor of Philosophy at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. He is co-editor of Vagueness in Psychiatry (2017) and Vagueness and Law (2016).

    Nora Kreft, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
    Nora Kreft is a research fellow in philosophy at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Her areas of research are moral psychology, philosophy of love and ancient philosophy.

    Contributors

    Geert Keil, Nora Kreft, Christian Kietzmann, Ian C. McCready-Flora, Elena Cagnoli Fiecconi, Christof Rapp, James G. Lennox, Jörn Müller, Hans-Johann Glock, Kathi Beier, Christoph Horn, Joseph Karbowski, David J. Depew, Dorothea Frede

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