Reason and Commitment Class 4

Aristotle distinguishes between wish boulesthai

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Unformatted text preview: human faculties, mirrored in the administration of the city (polis) ! The bipartite soul (Aristotle), the lower desires ordered towards the good by practical intelligence (phronesis) Aristotle on “the will” ! Aristotle distinguishes between ! “Wish” (boulesthai, boulesis): not “will” (for which there is no exact equivalent in Aristotle), but rational desire (“The form in which reason desires something”: Frede) ! “Choice” (prohairesis): the deliberate and premeditated orientation of the whole person towards an end The “will” in Greek thought ! Differs in quality and strength from person to person (it...
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