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Philosophy Core Concepts: Aristotle and "Akrasia" or Lack of Self-Control (Nicomachean Ethics bk. 7)Add to Queue

Course :  Philosophy Core Concepts Series

  • Posted by : Gregory B. Sadler

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  • Date posted : Jan 01, 1970

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This Core Concept video focuses on book 7 of Aristotle's "Nicomachean Ethics," in which Aristotle discusses lack of self control, called "akrasia" in Greek. He discusses how this lack of self-control can take place, and whether it involves knowing something to be bad or wrong and nevertheless choosing it.

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