Schutzian Research 3:153-163 (2011)

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Paul Gyllenhammer
St. John's University
Abstract
Aristotle’s account of virtue is criticized through John Russon’s existential phenomenology of the human being. For Russon, neurosis is a characteristic of human being, whereas Aristotle would say that neurotic tensions do not arise in genuinely good people. The essay argues that an Aristotelian attitude engenders a particularly destructive form of neurosis by not recognizing the inherently dynamic nature of human identity. The essay seeks to build a theory of virtue that resists the idea of human fulfillment as ending in a final state of well-being and contentment
Keywords Continental Philosophy  Major Philosophers  Social Science
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ISBN(s) 2067-0621
DOI 10.7761/sr.3.153
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