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Cambridge Classical Studies
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Introduction; Part I. Desires and Objects of Desire: 1. The range of states Aristotle counts as desires (orexeis); 2. Some general considerations about objects of desire (orekta) for Aristotle; 3. Desire (orexis) and the good; Part II. Aristotle's Classifications of Desire: 4. Species of desire I: epithumia (pleasure-based desire); 5. Species of desire II: thumos (retaliatory desire); 6. Species of desire III: boulesis (good-based desire); 7. Rational and non-rational desire; Part III. Further Reflections: 8. Some reflections about Aristotle's broad and narrow notions of desire; 9. Aristotle's moral psychology.

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This book reconstructs Aristotle's account of desire from his various scattered remarks. It will be relevant to anyone interested in Aristotle's ethics or psychology.

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Giles Pearson is a lecturer in philosophy at Bristol University. He has published a number of articles on Aristotle's ethics and philosophical psychology and is co-editor of Moral Psychology and Human Action in Aristotle (with Michael Pakaluk, 2011).

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