Practique wisdom and thoretical life: on Aristotle's concept of action

Authors

  • George Zenkert Tübingen University
  • Carlos Emel Rendón Universidad de Antioquia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17533/udea.ef.338747

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Action, ethos, praxis, theory, theoretical life, practical life, Aristotean etics

Abstract

The deep connection existing between theory and praxis appears in action. Action is not a dialectic movement from any knowledge towards a performance, but one implying a practical movemten by its very nature, because it already has the moment when the purpose it is intended to will be carried out. Thus, theoretical life and practical life are not altematives but a gradation and that is the Ethos of human action. Aristotelean ethics builds up the possibility of individual life and even that of the community life in this mediation between theory and praxis. And on this mediation the direc pass from politics to ethics is achieved in Aristotelean thougth.

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Published

1995-06-10

How to Cite

Zenkert, G., & Rendón, C. E. (1995). Practique wisdom and thoretical life: on Aristotle’s concept of action. Estudios De Filosofía, (12), 151–171. https://doi.org/10.17533/udea.ef.338747

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