Reason and Commitment Class 3

practical knowledge deals with the rational aspects

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Unformatted text preview: cal and practical reason different from ours: ! Theoretical knowledge is characteristic of those sciences that contemplate the predictable universe (physics, biology, etc.) ! Practical knowledge deals with the rational aspects of the sciences of unpredictable behaviour (politics, economics, ethics) Virtue (arete, “excellence”) ! Not simply “goodness”, saintliness or other ­worldliness: the virtuous person, for Aristotle, is he or she who finds pleasure in bringing about the good through the exercise of correctly trained reason What does Aristotle mean by “the good”? !...
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This document was uploaded on 02/14/2014 for the course ASPO 1370A at Sciences Po.

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