By Franz Clemens Brentano
Edited and translated by means of Rolf George and Roderick M. Chisholm.
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Boethius (Boetius)—Anicius Manlius Severinus—Roman statesman and thinker (ca. 480–524 CE), was once son of Flavius Manlius Boetius, after whose dying he was once taken care of through a number of males, in particular Memmius Symmachus. He married Symmachus's daughter, Rusticiana, by means of whom he had sons. All 3 males rose to excessive honours below Theodoric the Ostrogoth, yet Boethius fell from favour, used to be attempted for treason, wrongly condemned, and imprisoned at Ticinum (Pavia), the place he wrote his well known The comfort of Philosophy.
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Plato’s Phaedo hasn't ever did not allure the eye of philosophers and students. but the heritage of its reception in Antiquity has been little studied. the current quantity consequently proposes to check not just the Platonic exegetical culture surrounding this discussion, which culminates within the commentaries of Damascius and Olympiodorus, but in addition its position within the reflections of the rival Peripatetic, Stoic, and Sceptical faculties.
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53 The initiated will have spotted the reference to Monty Python's memorable ‘Clinic Argument’ sketch. 54 See Kretzmann (1991), 115. Shakespearean drama offers several examples of dismissive judgements. 193–4; cf. 84). e. to outdo her sisters in the ﬂattering competition urged by Lear himself. 18–19). On the other hand, just as the dismissive judgements we have seen are not necessarily contradictory, there are assertive statements which are not necessarily tautological, such as ‘business is business’, or ‘the law is the law’, or ‘a kiss is still a kiss’.
On this view, there are as many viewpoints as agents, all of the same worth and hence to be treated on an equal footing. In some sense, the agent, like the customer, is always right. Even if the theorist were to disagree with the goals of the agents he is studying and/or the way they carry them out, he is not allowed to put across his disagreement, essentially on the grounds that there is no possibility of a rational assessment of practical issues such as cultural and moral values, practices, and beliefs.
Something similar is at stake with concepts such as government, ofﬁce, or magistracy. g. virtuous, free, or wealthy people): ‘“Citizen” in this narrow sense [sc. trueborn Athenians] is an ascriptive word. To call a person a citizen is to ascribe to him certain political privileges and duties. Hence two different but connected questions arise: What are these privileges and duties; and to whom should they belong? The meaning of “citizen” is not simple, but has these two sides’ (Robinson (1995), 7).
Aristotle and His World View by Franz Clemens Brentano