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Headword: *pra=cis
Adler number: pi,2216
Translated headword: action
Vetting Status: high
More generally [speaking this means] all rational activity, but in a special and stricter sense [it means activity performed] by choice, that is activity produced by virtue or vice. Those things are more choiceworthy whose respective actions are more choiceworthy. For instance, if acting justly is more worth choosing than acting courageously, justice also is more worth choosing than courage. The activity directing towards the end is an action, but the end is a deed.
Greek Original:
*pra=cis: koino/teron me\n pa=sa logikh\ e)ne/rgeia, i)di/ws de\ kai\ kuriw/teron h( kata\ proai/resin, toute/stin h( kat' a)reth\n h)\ kaki/an e)ne/rgeia ginome/nh. w(=n ou)=n ai( pra/ceis ai(retw/terai, tau=ta ai(retw/tera: oi(=on ei) to\ ta\ di/kaia pra/ssein tou= ta\ a)ndrei=a pra/ssein ai(retw/teron, kai\ h( dikaiosu/nh th=s a)ndrei/as ai(retwte/ra. e)/sti de\ pra=cis me\n h( pro\s to\ te/los tei/nousa e)ne/rgeia, e)/rgon de\ to\ te/los.
Alexander of Aphrodisias, Commentaries on Aristotle's Topica 264.3-7,20-21.
Keywords: definition; ethics; philosophy
Translated by: Marcelo Boeri on 12 November 1999@13:06:25.
Vetted by:
Scott Carson on 3 January 2000@21:28:39.
Scott Carson on 11 February 2000@16:03:51.
David Whitehead (added note; cosmetics) on 16 January 2003@06:43:51.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 2 January 2006@11:32:32.
David Whitehead on 13 October 2013@08:00:05.
David Whitehead (coding) on 24 May 2016@04:03:34.


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