-Desiderare e fare il bene. Un commento pedagogico all’Etica Nicomachea, Vita e Pensiero, Milano 2008.

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[automatically translated] The book offers a reading of a classic of Western thought from the perspective of an adequate basic education in our time. The pedagogical interest in the issues of the Nicomachean Ethics stems from the fact that they are not in-depth "to know what is virtue, but to become good." The so well proposed, related to our specific characteristics and the first object of our desire, it is good to do. 'The human good' is un'bene practical ', that the human being can do and make his own. Many pages of the Nicomachean Ethics, suggest in an effective and valuable for pedagogical anthropology, that an essential feature of man consists in his lodge as a principle, as a new causal powers within the natural order. Aristotle sees as an essential character of what we now call 'person': to be the source of unexpected innovation, the ability to expand with our wish and think, but especially with the effort and perseverance of our action, the existing space, putting these at the service capacity of the asset and the other. Want-and-do right is therefore a combination that can not be dissolved, if you want to remain faithful to Aristotle and draw a proposal of moral education for a time like the present, marked by the many weaknesses of the will and, therefore, by weakening of personal life. The Nicomachean Ethics appears valuable today, attentive both to the subjective component of the action is to that objective of the fine, that is the end that is desired for himself and not for another. Desire is the category that accompanies the way through Aristotle's lectures on the good life,
Original languageItalian
Number of pages486
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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