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A Defense of Aristotelian Pride

Chapter in book
Authors Anders Tolland
Published in Johanssonian Investigations Essays in Honour of Ingvar Johansson on His Seventieth Birthday / Christer Svennerlind, Jan Almäng, Rögnvaldur Ingthorsson (eds.)
Pages 665-675
ISBN 978-3-86838-190-0
Publisher Ontos Verlag
Place of publication Heusenstamm
Publication year 2013
Published at Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science
Pages 665-675
Language en
Keywords Aristotle pride
Subject categories Ethics


Of all the virtues Aristotle describes in Nicomachean Ethics(NE), the one presented in NE IV.3, megalopsychia – traditionally translated ”pride” - is the most problematic, and the one it is most easy to make fun of. This paper takes a look at a number of those problematic aspects of this Aristotelian version of pride. The aim is to show that it really — despite appearances — is a reasonable candidate for being part of human excellence.

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