As Duas Definições de Prazer na Ética Nicomaqueia de Aristóteles

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  • Juliana Ortegosa Aggio Universidade Federal da Bahia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.1981-9471.v12i2p43-73

Keywords:

Aristotle, pleasure, eudaimonia

Abstract

The purpose of the text is to show how Aristotle, in formulating the first definition of pleasure in direct opposition to Plato's definition, poses for himself a conceptual trap to be overcome with the formulation of the second definition of pleasure. The first definition of pleasure - unimpeded activity of the natural state and not a restorative process of a weak state – poses the following trap: if eudaimonia is also an unimpeded activity of the natural state, what would prevent the whole identification of this with pleasure? It occurs that Aristotle does not advocate a radical hedonistic position, despite having argued dialectically that pleasure would, in some way, be the supreme good. Given the problem, we will show how the second definition of pleasure – activity following another activity - is necessary to avoid a possible radical hedonism aroused by the first definition. In so doing, the logical link between the Treaties will be evident, what is contrary to the interpretation of most commentators.

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2018-11-29

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Aggio, J. O. (2018). As Duas Definições de Prazer na Ética Nicomaqueia de Aristóteles. Journal of Ancient Philosophy, 12(2), 43-73. https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.1981-9471.v12i2p43-73

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