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Aristotle on Thought and Feeling
Paula Gottlieb, University of Wisconsin, Madison

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Aristotle, to kalon, and music (Article)
Title: Aristotle, to kalon, and music
Author: Paula Gottlieb
Abstract: In Aristotle’s ethical works, virtue of character and happiness are kalon, and, according to Aristotle the good person, who acts and feels correctly, does so for the sake of to kalon. While to kalon clearly means “the beautiful” in certain other contexts, there is a major debate in Aristotelian scholarship about whether to kalon has an aesthetic aspect in Aristotle’s ethics. Discussion ranges over the use of “to kalon” in Aristotle’s metaphysical and biological works as well as in his ethical works. I first briefly discuss some aesthetic ideas in Aristotle’s metaphysics, biology and Poetics, showing how they carry over into Aristotle’s ethics. I then argue that there is an important musical aspect to to kalon. The good person has a "musical" soul.
Year: 2019
Publisher: Fonte Aretusa