When is the Ruler Responsible?

Three Interpretations of Aristotle’s Responsibility

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This paper examines Aristotle’s conception of responsibility through three different interpretations present in contemporary ethics and political philosophy. The topics of moral and political responsibility are discussed within Nicomachean Ethics and Politics, which contain an emphasis on human character and its components, the virtues. Discussion on responsibility has been present in one form or another within the history of western philosophy since its very beginning. As there has not been any universally recognized, continuous process of definition, the writings on responsibility by Aristotle are still as valid source as any other of the more recent theories on the subject. Aristotle doesn’t have a directly translatable word for “responsibility”. Therefore some interpretation has to be used. If ethics and political philosophy of the last decades are looked at, it seems that there have been several different approaches to Aristotle’s conception of responsibility. In this presentation three of these approaches are examined: (a)responsibility for action, (b) responsibility for character and (c) political responsibility. Through these three interpretations of Aristotle’s responsibilityit is reflected upon, what of his ideas could be utilised in contemporary discussion on responsibility.
Originalspråkengelska
Titel på gästpublikationProceedings of the XXIII World Congress of Philosophy
RedaktörerKonstantinos Boudouris
Antal sidor6
UtgivningsortCharlottesville, VA
FörlagPHILOSOPHY DOCUMENTATION CENTER
Utgivningsdatum2018
Sidor211-216
ISBN (tryckt)978-1-63435-038-9
DOI
StatusPublicerad - 2018
MoE-publikationstypA4 Artikel i en konferenspublikation
EvenemangWorld Congress of Philosophy - School of Philosophy, University of Athens, Athens, Grekland
Varaktighet: 4 aug 201310 aug 2013
Konferensnummer: 23

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NamnJournal of Philosophical Research
Volym69
ISSN (tryckt)1053-8364
ISSN (elektroniskt)2153-7984

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  • 611 Filosofi

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Kaila, E. A. (2018). When is the Ruler Responsible? Three Interpretations of Aristotle’s Responsibility. I K. Boudouris (Red.), Proceedings of the XXIII World Congress of Philosophy (s. 211-216). (Journal of Philosophical Research ; Vol. 69). Charlottesville, VA: PHILOSOPHY DOCUMENTATION CENTER. https://doi.org/10.5840/wcp232018691563
Kaila, Eero Aleksis. / When is the Ruler Responsible? Three Interpretations of Aristotle’s Responsibility. Proceedings of the XXIII World Congress of Philosophy. redaktör / Konstantinos Boudouris. Charlottesville, VA : PHILOSOPHY DOCUMENTATION CENTER, 2018. s. 211-216 (Journal of Philosophical Research ).
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Kaila, EA 2018, When is the Ruler Responsible? Three Interpretations of Aristotle’s Responsibility. i K Boudouris (red.), Proceedings of the XXIII World Congress of Philosophy. Journal of Philosophical Research , vol. 69, PHILOSOPHY DOCUMENTATION CENTER, Charlottesville, VA, s. 211-216, World Congress of Philosophy, Athens, Grekland, 04/08/2013. https://doi.org/10.5840/wcp232018691563

When is the Ruler Responsible? Three Interpretations of Aristotle’s Responsibility. / Kaila, Eero Aleksis.

Proceedings of the XXIII World Congress of Philosophy. red. / Konstantinos Boudouris. Charlottesville, VA : PHILOSOPHY DOCUMENTATION CENTER, 2018. s. 211-216 (Journal of Philosophical Research ; Vol. 69).

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