Year 2015, Volume 5 , Issue 1, Pages 95 - 103 2015-07-13

A Brief Account of the Relation between Prudence and Decision in Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics

Yakup HAMDİOĞLU [1]


Aristotle’s ethical theory tells us how happiness gives shape to the human life. Happiness containing within itself the effort toward the end especially manifests itself in using the tools, which will enable us to acquire our ultimate end, skillfully. This study aims to give a brief account of how the relationship between prudence and decision, which correspond to two of these tools, is established in his Nicomachean Ethics for understanding the conceptual framework of his moral philosophy.

Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, ecision, prudence, happiness, virtue, soul.
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Authors

Author: Yakup HAMDİOĞLU

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Publication Date : July 13, 2015

APA HAMDİOĞLU, Y . (2015). A Brief Account of the Relation between Prudence and Decision in Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics. Beytulhikme An International Journal of Philosophy , 5 (1) , 95-103 . DOI: 10.18491/bijop.35105