The Concept of Phronesis by Aristotle and the Beginning of Hermeneutic Philosophy
My paper shows how the concept of phronesis was the basis of Gadamer’s thought, right from the beginning. In fact, the problem of the development of Aristotle’s thought, and his outdistance of Plato and in his critique of the doctrine of ideas, takes place because of this concept. I would also refer to the first review of Jäger’s book which is not set out on the discussion of the development of aristotelian Metaphysics on the basis of the doctrine of ideas, but on the basis of the critique of Good, of the True and the Right. Aristotle develops it in his First Book about Nicomachean Ethics and basically on the basis of the critique of the unity of knowing and acting, which constituted the central core of Plato’s ethics.
Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics
XI (2009) 1
EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Riccardo Dottori, "The Concept of Phronesis by Aristotle and the Beginning of Hermeneutic Philosophy", in: Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics, XI (2009) 1, pp. 301-310.