Aristotle on Enduring Evils While Staying Happy

In Pavlos Kontos (ed.), Evil in Aristotle. Cambridge University Press. pp. 150-169 (2018)
  Copy   BIBTEX


In what ways and how far does virtue shield someone against suffering evils? In other words, how do non-moral evils affect the lives of virtuous people and to what extent can someone endure evils while staying happy? The central purpose of this chapter is to answer these questions by exploring what Aristotle has to say about the effects of evils in human well-being in general and his treatment of extreme misfortunes.



External links

  • This entry has no external links. Add one.
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

The atrocity paradigm: a theory of evil.Claudia Card - 2002 - New York: Oxford University Press.
The Atrocity Paradigm: A Theory of Evil.Claudia Card - 2002 - New York, US: Oxford University Press USA.
Hume e o problema do mal.Michael Tooley - 2015 - In Filosofia da Religiao. Sao Paulo, Brazil: Paulinas. pp. 197–229.
Hume and the Problem of Evil.Michael Tooley - 2011 - In Jeff Jordan (ed.), Philosophy of Religion: The Key Thinkers. Continuum. pp. 159-86.
The defeat of evil and the norms of hope.John Pittard - 2020 - Analytic Philosophy 62 (4):317-335.
Evil and Human Nature.Roy W. Perrett - 2002 - The Monist 85 (2):304-19.
Evil and Human Nature.Roy W. Perrett - 2002 - The Monist 85 (2):304-319.
God and Toleration.Xunwu Chen - 2010 - Forum Philosophicum: International Journal for Philosophy 15 (2):335-353.
Surviving Evils and the Problem of Agency.Diana Tietjens Meyers - 2018-04-18 - In Claudia Card (ed.), Criticism and Compassion. Oxford, UK: Wiley. pp. 153–169.


Added to PP

1,214 (#10,959)

6 months
337 (#7,107)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Marta Jimenez
Emory University

Citations of this work

Aristotle on Self-Sufficiency, External Goods, and Contemplation.Marc Gasser-Wingate - 2020 - Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 102 (1):1-28.
Honor, Worth, and Justified Revenge in Aristotle.Krisanna M. Scheiter - 2022 - In Krisanna M. Scheiter & Paula Satne (eds.), Conflict and Resolution: The Ethics of Forgiveness, Revenge, and Punishment. Switzerland: Springer Nature. pp. 21-35.
Márgenes del carácter moral en Aristóteles: sueño y bestialidad.Javier Aoiz - 2022 - Ideas y Valores. Revista Colombiana de Filosofía 71 (180):35-57.

View all 6 citations / Add more citations

References found in this work

Aristotle on Vice.Jozef Müller - 2015 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 23 (3):459-477.
Non-Virtuous Intellectual States in Aristotle's Ethics.Pavlos Kontos - 2014 - Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 47:205-243.
Kakia in Aristotle.J. J. Mulhern - 2008 - In Ineke Sluiter & Ralph Mark Rosen (eds.), Kakos: badness and anti-value in classical antiquity. Boston: Brill. pp. 233-254.

View all 8 references / Add more references