ARISTOTELIAN AND NEOPLATONIC ETHICS IN MICHAEL PSELLOS AND JOHN ITALOS

  • Dominic O'Meara

Abstract




This paper examines the use made by Michael Psellos and John Italos of Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics together with Neoplatonic sources (in particular Porphyry’s Sentences) on the subject of virtue. Examining chapters 66-81 of Psellos’ De omnifaria doctrina and Essays 81 and 63 of Italos’ Problems and Solutions, I argue that both philosophers have a coherent theory of virtue which integrates Aristotelian ethical virtue in the Neoplatonic hierarchy of the virtues.




Published
2021-08-04
How to Cite
O'MEARA, Dominic. ARISTOTELIAN AND NEOPLATONIC ETHICS IN MICHAEL PSELLOS AND JOHN ITALOS. Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai Theologia Orthodoxa, [S.l.], v. 66, n. 1, p. 135-146, aug. 2021. ISSN 2065-9474. Available at: <https://journals.orth.ro/index.php/subbto/article/view/395>. Date accessed: 29 nov. 2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.24193/subbto.2021.1.06.