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AuthorKainz, Howard P. author
TitleEthica Dialectica [electronic resource] : A Study of Ethical Oppositions / by Howard P. Kainz
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1979
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Descript X, 164 p. online resource


"Dialectic" is a fulcrum word. Aristotle attacked this belief, saying that the dialectic was only suitable for some purpose- to enquire into men's beliefs, to arrive at truths about eternal forms of things, known as Ideas, which were fixed and unยญ changing and constituted reality for Plato. Aristotle said there is also the method of science, or "physical" method, which observes physical facts and arrives at truths about substances, which undergo change. This duality ofform and substance and the scientific method of arriving at facts about substances were central to Aristotle's philosophy. Thus the dethronement of dialectic from what Socrates and Plato held it to be was abยญ solutely essential for Aristotle, and "dialectic" was and still is a fulcrum word . . . I think it was Coleridge who said everyone is either a Platoยญ nist or an Aristotelian . . . Plato is the essential Buddha-seeker who appears again and again in each generation, moving onยญ ward and upward toward the "one. " Aristotle is the eternal motorcycle mechanic who prefers the "many. " R


I. Good and Evil -- II. โ{128}{156}Isโ{128}{157} and โ{128}{156}Oughtโ{128}{157} -- III. Virtue and Temperament -- IV. Subjective and Objective Morality -- V. Ethics and Politics -- VI. Legality and Morality -- VII. Atheism and Ethics -- VIII. Ethics and Aesthetics -- Epilogue -- Notes -- Name Index

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