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Alexander of Aphrodisias - the top old commentator on Aristotle - deals interpretations to do with ethical advantage, the standards for judging activities voluntary, and so forth. Translation of textual content with remark and notes

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But if distress is an evil, and the opposite of what is evil is [either] good or evil,57 it will be necessary for pleasure, which is opposite to distress, to be a good or an evil. But it was found that it was neither all a good nor all an evil, and there was also some that was indifferent. So will that [pleasure] which is good be opposite to 5 distress in the way that a good is opposite to an evil, and [will pleasure] which is bad [be opposite to distress] in the way that an evil [is opposite to] an evil?

73 and n. 79). 1, 1110al-4). 1,1110a4-19). Cf. below, P. Eth. 12. 102 Diels added aitious; 'from the fact that those who do these things are themselves ' or 'are themselves '. Problem 9 37 103 autois) not to do the things on account of which they came to be like this, through not having taken precautions. At the beginning of their wrongdoing, bad things did not seem to them beneficial and to 30 be chosen; but when they have persevered in [their wrong actions] and through neglect of themselves got into a bad state, [things] do seem like this to them.

18 188,19-189,8). 5, 1149al6. As for 130,25 below, the case envisaged there is that of people to whom bad things always gave the impression of being good. This forms part of a dialectical counter-argument which our author does not indeed answer directly, but which could only be applied to people in general at the cost of making virtue as involuntary as wickedness. The reference to people to whom bad things have always seemed good comes between two references to people who are responsible for their wrongdoing, and again it is not clear that our author thinks that there are many, or any, people who can be excused because bad things always gave them the impression of being good.

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