Particularism in Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics

Leibowitz, Uri D. (2011) Particularism in Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics. The Journal of Moral Philosophy . ISSN 1740-4681 (In Press)

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In this essay I offer a new particularist reading of Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics. I argue

that the interpretation I present not only helps us to resolve some puzzles about Aristotle’s goals and

methods, but it also gives rise to a novel account of morality—an account that is both interesting and

plausible in its own right. The goal of this paper is, in part, exegetical—that is, to figure out how to best understand the text of the Nicomachean Ethics. But this paper also aims to contribute to the current

exciting and controversial debate over particularism. By taking the first steps towards a comprehensive

particularist reading of Aristotle’s Ethics I hope to demonstrate that some of the mistrust of

particularism is misplaced and that what is, perhaps, the most influential moral theory in the history of

philosophy is, arguably, a particularist moral theory.

Item Type: Article
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Arts > School of Humanities > Department of Philosophy
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Depositing User: Leibowitz, Dr. Uri D.
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2011 14:02
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 20:23

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