Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics 3.5, 1113b7-8 and Free Choice

In R. Salles P. Destree (ed.), What is up to us? Studies on Causality and Responsibility in Ancient Philosophy. Academia Verlag (2014)

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Susanne Bobzien
Oxford University
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ABSTRACT: This is a short companion piece to my ‘Found in Translation – Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics III.5 1113b7-8 and its Reception’ in which I examine in close textual analysis the philosophical question whether these two lines from the Nicomachean Ethics provide any evidence that Aristotle discussed free choice – as is not infrequently assumed. The result is that they do not, and that the claim that they do tends to be based on a mistranslation of the Greek. (There is some inevitable overlap with Part 1 of the 'Found in Translation' paper.)
Keywords free choice  freedom and determinism  Nicomachean ethics  Aristotle's ethics  free action  Aristotle NE 3.5  Aristotle EN 3.5
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