Aristotle and Menander on the Ethics of Understanding by Valeria Cinaglia

By Valeria Cinaglia

In Aristotle and Menander at the Ethics of Understanding, Valeria Cinaglia deals a parallel research of Menander's New Comedy and Aristotle's philosophy targeting topics starting from epistemology and psychology to ethics. Cinaglia doesn't target to illustrate the direct philosophical effect of Aristotle on Menander, yet explores the speculation that there are major analogies among the 2 that reveal a shared thought-world. Cinaglia exhibits that Aristotle and Menander provide analogous perspectives of ways that perceptions and emotional responses to events are associated with the presence or absence of moral and cognitive realizing, or the country of moral personality improvement: the examine of those analogies contributes to a deeper realizing of either frameworks concerned.

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1, sections 4–5) and should be analysed and defined as fundamental and explanatory of belief and justification itself (ch. 9). Greco 2000, p. 166. These brief comments synthesise a complex set of ideas variously formulated in different platonic dialogues: Pl. R. V, 476b–e; 490a6–b7; 518b6–d1; Symp. 210a–d. On this point see among others Cornford 1935; Bluck 1961; Cooper 1970; Burnyeat 1976 and 1990; Fine 1990; Woodruff 1990. L. Gill 2006 and El Murr 2006. Pl. R. vii, 534a–b. For a more detailed discussion of these four stages see Fine 1990, pp.

Habrotonon: I have been pretending [to be his mother] not so as to harm the one who has given birth to him but so that I could find her calmly. Now I have found her, I see you indeed here as I saw you that time. Pamphile: Who is his father? Habrotonon: [He is] Charisios’ [child]. Pamphile: Do you know this for sure, my dear? Habrotonon: [I know this well]! 38 37 38 Men. Epitr. 860–866. See Gomme and Sandbach 1973, p.

86. setting the broader background 19 τούτου, ὅτι μανθάνειν οὐ μόνον τοῖς φιλοσόφοις ἥδιστον ἀλλὰ καὶ τοῖς ἄλλοις ὁμοίως, ἀλλ’ ἐπὶ βραχὺ κοινωνοῦσιν αὐτοῦ. διὰ γὰρ τοῦτο χαίρουσι τὰς εἰκόνας ὁρῶντες, ὅτι συμβαίνει θεωροῦντας μανθάνειν καὶ συλλογίζεσθαι τί ἕκαστον, οἷον ὅτι οὗτος ἐκεῖνος· To imitate is something natural in men from childhood and in this respect they differ from all other animals: that man is the most imitative creature and learning, [for him], comes through the imitation of what [he has experienced] before; and, the fact that all of them take pleasure in imitations […].

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