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Aristotle on the Apparent Good: Perception, Phantasia, Thought, and Desire

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Aristotle holds that we desire things because they appear good to us-a view still dominant in philosophy now. But what is it for something to appear good? Why does pleasure in particular tend to appear good, as Aristotle holds? And how do appearances of goodness motivate desire and action? No sustained study of Aristotle has addressed these questions, or even recognized them as worth asking. Jessica Moss argues that the notion of the apparent good is crucial to understanding both Aristotle's psychological theory and his ...

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Aristotle on the Apparent Good: Perception, Phantasia, Thought, and Desire
2014, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780198707943

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Aristotle on the Apparent Good: Perception, Phantasia, Thought, and Desire
2012, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780199656349

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