Protrepticus: Aristotle: The Academy: Another youthful work, the Protrepticus (“ Exhortation”), has been reconstructed by modern scholars from quotations in. ments” in Aristotle’s exoteric writings, advanced the theory that the Aristote- lian Protrepticus must have been a hortatory work advocating the neces-. SINCE Bywater’s article of I it has been taken for granted considerable fragments of Aristotle’s Protrepticus, and their num to grow. Scholars, while admitting.

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The Utility of Contemplation in Aristotle’s Protrepticus. The Utility of Contemplation in Aristotle’s Protrepticus. Hutchinson and Johnson [5]. An overview of the evidence. Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link.

For in allowing contemplation to be useful, Aristotle may appear to deny that contemplation is, after all, an end choiceworthy for the sake of nothing higher. For the [doctors and athletic trainers] are producers only arisfotle the virtue of the body, but the [lawmak- ers], being [concerned] about the virtues of the soul and claim- ing to teach about both [the] happiness and unhappiness of the city, are therefore much more in need of philosophy.

Walsh – – Belmont, Calif. No categories specified categorize this paper. Aristotle’s Protrepticus and the Sources of its Reconstruction. In other words, just how is the derivation sup- posed to work?

Aristotle’s Protrepticus an Attempt at Reconstruction

Remember me on this computer. In the second passage above from chapter 9, Aristotle refers at Science Logic and Mathematics. Die Fragmente der Vorsokratiker.


Bibliotheca Scriptorum Graecorum et Romano- rum Teubneriana. This article is about the work by Aristotle.

The goal of philosophical protreptic is to turn the listener or reader toward philo- sophical activity. One of our essays. But here I am concerned only with the sorts of utility relations that at least some higher ends can bear to such lower ends, especially—though not exclusively—where these ends are psychic functions.

Inwe began a project to reconstruct the lost work by reevaluating all the possible sources of evidence for it. While Aristo- tle does not offer an explicit, detailed answer, he nevertheless provides telling clues. If subservience is how lower elements of a hierarchy can be useful for higher elements, then support is how higher elements can be useful for lower ones.

Hence, if they lacked the perceptive power and its functions, which include perception, appetite, and locomotionthey would fail in two ways to reach their end. Find it on Scholar.

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Find it on Scholar. Moreover, there is good reason to hold that the Aris- totle of the Protreptocus, like Aristotle in other works, identifies this intellect as a god, for, indeed, the Protrepticus explicitly identifies the god and intellect 8. What more accurate standard or measure of good things do we have than the Sage? For Aristotle allows that we can obtain a sort of clarity about ourselves, i. As I have argued, however, Aristotle in the Protrepticus seeks to exhort his audience to the contemplation of the cosmos as ordered by divine intellectual activity.


For those wanting to learn more about the philosophical context of Aristotle’s Protrepticusyou may be interested in the unpublished essays ‘The Antidosis of Iamblichus and Aristotle’s Protrepticus ‘ and ‘Protreptic Aspects of Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics’.


aaristotle In particular, it is reasonable to expect the highest or most final end in a human life to lack such instrumental value. Altham and Ross Harrison edd. Nevertheless, context suggests Aristotle was drawing a parallel between sight and contemplation in his original text.

Comparative Worth in Aristotle’s Protrepticus. In contemplating the divine, and in thereby grasping their intermediate place in the cosmos between beasts and gods, contemplators would obtain a grasp of protrrpticus their good as human beings is demarcated and delimited from the good of other kinds of living beings.

In this way, they avoid vice in one direction. In a moment, I shall have more to say about the sort of contemplation that I believe Aristotle has in mind, but for now, suffice it to say that Aristotle needs to respond to the sorts of worries and concerns that he should expect his audience to have about any sort of contempla- tive activity.

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