A Journal for Ancient Philosophy and Science
Ed. by Wildberg, Christian / Morison, Benjamin
At NE 10.4 1174b31–3 Aristotle illustrates his conception of the relationship between pleasure and activity with a puzzling image: pleasure is like ‘the bloom on those in their prime’. Discussion of various passages from Plato and Xenophon shows that the choice of this image arises from Aristotle’s engagement with earlier Socratic discussions of pleasure and virtue, including Plato Philebus 53c–d, where Socrates wants to use the example to help to classify pleasures as ‘changes’ or ‘comings-to-be’. In his use of the image of the ‘bloom of youth’, Aristotle reinforces his correction of the Platonic metaphysical classification of pleasure.
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