The Ethics of Aristotle, Volume 1

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John W. Parker and Son, 1857 - 576 páginas
 

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Página 239 - Reason, which receives the impressions of external things, is the seat of memory, but it perishes with the body ; while the constructive Reason transcends the body, being capable of separation from it and from all things. It is an everlasting existence, incapable of being mingled with matter, or affected by it ; it is prior and subsequent to the individual mind ; but though immortal, it carries no memory with it.
Página 106 - The topic most in vogue for reducing your adversary to admit paradoxes, is that which Callicles is described in the Gorgias as making use of, and which was a universal mode of arguing with the ancients, — namely, the opposition of
Página 280 - Italy. By EA FREEMAN, MA The Burnett Prizes. By the Rev. BADEN POWELL, MA, FRS The Jews of Europe in the Middle Ages. By JH BRIDGES, BA Montaigne's Essays. By the Rev. RW CHURCH, MA Characteristics of Thucydides. By WY SELLAR, MA Oxford Essays, 1856, Comparative Mythology.
Página 220 - Nature may be said in one way to be the simplest substratum of matter in things possessing their own principle of motion and change ; in another way it may be called the form or law of such things." In other words, Nature is both matter or potentiality, and form or actuality ; both the simple elements of a thing and its existence in perfection. It is also the transition from the one to the other.
Página 195 - Life, according to his philosophy, is no means to anything ulterior ; in the words of Goethe, ' Life itself is the end of life.' The very use of the term ¿vspysia, as part of the definition of happiness, shows, as Aristotle tells us, that he regards the chief good as nothing external to man, but as existing in man and for man,- — existing in the evocation, the vividness, and the fruition of man's own powers.38 Let that be called out into ' actuality ' which is potential or latent in man, and happiness...
Página 150 - Protagoras said (only in an altered sense), the mind is ' the measure of all things ; of existing things that they exist, of non-existent things that they do not exist.
Página 285 - Ullmann's Gregory of Nazianzum. A Contribution to the Ecclesiastical History of the Fourth Century. Translated by GV Cox, MA 6s. ' Neander's Julian the Apostate and his Generation: an Historical Picture. Translated by GV Cox. MA 3s. 6d. Dahlmann's Life of Herodotus, drawn out from his Book. With Notes.
Página 211 - There is a point at which each might be overstepped ; humility must not be grovelling, nor charity weak ; and forgiveness must at times give place to indignation. But there seems in them something which is also their chief characteristic, and which is beyond and different from this quality of the mean. Perhaps this might be expressed in all of them as
Página 284 - MD 5s. Management of the Organs of Digestion. By the same. 6s. 6d. Lunacy and Lunatic Life. 3s. 6d. German Mineral Waters : and their Employment forthe Cure of certain Chronic Diseases.
Página 211 - Now here we get a different point of view from which to regard the virtues, and that is the relation of Self, of the individual Will, of the moral Subject, to the objective in the sphere of action. This point of view Aristotle's principle does not touch.

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