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Search: Colloquium 32 (Fall 2019)
November 18 @ 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Aristotle Teaching His Students from an edition of Five Poems by Nizami Ganjavi
Ink and pigments on paper
(H: 30 × W: 18 cm)
Walters Art Museum, Baltimore
Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics V-VI (1129a-1144b) (pages 80-117)
Topic of Discussion
In book five of the Ethics, Aristotle concludes his discussion of the moral virtues with an exploration of justice, and in book six he makes the transition to the intellectual virtues, i.e., those associated with the rational component of the soul, which will require further investigations into the nature of pleasure. (As you will see the moral and intellectual virtues will meet in the discussion of friendship in books eight and night.) For our discussion, be prepared to share your observations about (1) Aristotle’s understanding of equality and and reciprocity and (2) Aristotle’s conception of the soul in comparison with Plato’s in Timaeus 41b-44c and 69b-72d.