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Aristotle's "Exhortation to Philosophy" (Protrepticus Philosophias)
Monte Johnson, St. Louis University

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Protreptic Aspects of Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics (Book Section)
Title: Protreptic Aspects of Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics
Author: Monte Ransome Johnson
Author: D. S. Hutchinson
Editor: Ronald Polansky
Abstract: We hope to show that the overall protreptic plan of Aristotle's ethical writings is based on the plan he used in his published work Protrepticus (Exhortation to Philosophy), by highlighting those passages that primarily offer hortatory or protreptic motivation rather than dialectical argumentation and analysis, and by illustrating several ways that Aristotle adapts certain arguments and examples from his Protrepticus. In this essay we confine our attention to the books definitely attributable to the Nicomachean Ethics (thus excluding the common books).
Year: 2014
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Book Title: The Cambridge Companion to Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics
ISBN: 9780521192767