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Scris de Maria Comanescu   
Vineri, 26 August 2011 08:45
ARISTOTELIAN HAPPINESS IN JANE AUSTEN’S NOVELS

PLEASURE AND DUTY

In a discussion either about the works of Aristotle, or those of Jane Austen, I find it crucial that a subject which appears to be so dear to both philosopher and writer – as I am aiming to emphasize further on in this chapter – be mentioned even from the beginning. I am referring, of course, to what Anne Crippen Ruderman has aptly called “the pleasures of virtue” – she has even used this same phrase as a title for her book The Pleasures of Virtue: Political Thought in the Novels of Jane ARead more

 
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Scris de Maria Comanescu   
Vineri, 19 August 2011 10:38
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PRACTICAL WISDOM IN DISCOVERING “THE MEAN”

The ancient Greeks – and also Aristotle – are famous for their ideal of perfection which for them was represented by harmony, order, equilibrium. And they sought these values everywhere and in everything, whether in art, or in political societies, or in the characters of human beings as such.

This continual search for the right proportion has been most suitably termed by Irving Babbitt as the “law of measure” which he sustains, wasRead more

 
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Scris de Maria Comanescu   
Vineri, 12 August 2011 09:10
ARISTOTELIAN HAPPINESS  IN JANE AUSTEN’S NOVELS

My motives for attempting to write a study on Jane Austen, and moreover, on Jane Austen as seen from an Aristotelian perspective, will most probably seem odd at a first glance, as I am going to begin with a description of the modern society’s philosophy, which is best comprised in the word relative.

Indeed, today, such expressions as common sense or common knowledge – which denote universal recognition of certain basic values – have almost lost their meaning, because every person can come up with hisRead more

 
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