Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Ηθική του Αριστοτέλη

Μια εξαιρετικά ενδιαφέρουσα διάλεξη θα δοθεί προσεχώς στο Ελληνικό Κέντρο Λονδίνου. Η σχετική ανακοίνωση έχει ως εξής:

You are warmly invited to a lecture in English by Professor Anthony Price, Birkbeck College, University of London, on Tuesday 7 February 2017, 7.15pm, at the Friends Room, The Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, London, W1U 5AS.


In Aristotle's view, each human agent aims ultimately at his/her own happiness (in Greek, eudaimonia). Ethical agents conceive of this ethically, as equivalent to living and acting well, that is, in accordance with the virtues. Yet does this focus upon one's own happiness remain too egocentric, even if that isn't equated with pleasure?

The speaker will argue that it doesn't and that it is rather Aristotle's way of milking the fact that one is responsible for one's own actions. One should still give thought to what one is doing (which is partly a matter of the consequences); and one needs to have the right concrete motives (e.g., love of friends and country). It is not one's own interests, but one's own actions, that specially concern one. There may be something a bit self-regarding about this -- but it is not egoism.

Anthony Price has written three books on the ethics and moral psychology of Plato and Aristotle.

RSVP 020 7563 9835 or

Limited number of places available; priority seat reservation for Hellenic Centre Members.

1 comment:

Baz le Greque said...

Thanks for the Invitation but your suggested title and description is totally different to what actually appears in the Hellenic Centre! The lecture on the 7th Feb by Prof Anthony Price is on "ARISTOTLE ON RATIONALITY IN ACTION" and the content is quite different, although in philosophy, you can never be sure on what one is talking about!