Aristotle on the Purpose of Human Life: Some Remarks on Skowroński’s New (?) Interpretation of Nichomachean Ethics

Danilo Facca

In this article the author argues against L. Skowroński’s interpretation of Aristotle’s philosophy (in Aristotle on the end of human life: towards a new interpretation of NIchomachean Ethics). While focusing on practical philosophy, at the same time Skowrónski’s book provides several digressions on Stagirite’s psychological, metaphysical, physical, theological and cosmological doctrines and results as an overall presentation of Aristotle’s thought. The author challenges both Skowroński’s interpretations of single doctrines and his most characteristic opinion on the lack of communication between Aristotle’s „paradigm” and contemporary thought.


Keywords: Aristotle · Aristotelianism · virtue · soul · ethics · morality

Danilo Facca — born in Pordenone (Italy) in 1961, is Associate Professor at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Co-Editor of the „Archives of the History of Philosophy and Social Thought”. He is currently engaged in an extensive study of peripatetic tradition during the Renaissance and the early modern age.   »  

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