Philia, eros e la dinamica della generazione. Euripide, fr. 898 Kannicht nel libro ottavo dell'Etica Nicomachea di Aristotele (1155b 2-4)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Among examples of philia between contraries, Aristotle (EN 1155b) cites a dramatic fragment (Eur. fr. 898 Kannicht) with the cosmological image of Heaven that impregnates Earth with rain. Considering this fragment within the analysis of philia in Ethica Nicomachea and the theory of generation in De Generatione Animalium, and taking into account the natural inferiority and passivity of the female compared to the male, the article investigates the relationship between man and woman, that is unrelated to ethos and pre-exists politics.
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationAristotele citatore o la riappropriazione da parte della filosofia dei discorsi di sapere anteriori. Aristote citateur ou la réappropriation par la philosophie des discours de savoir antérieurs.
Number of pages20
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Cite this