Aristotle on Akrasia or Lack of Self-Control (Nicomachean Ethics bk.7) – Philosophy Core Concepts
This is a video in my new Core Concepts series — designed to provide students and lifelong learners a brief discussion focused on one main concept from a classic philosophical text and thinker.
This Core Concept video focuses on book 7 of Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, where Aristotle discusses lack of self control, called in Greek “akrasia”. He discusses how this lack of self-control can take place, and whether it involves knowing something to be bad or wrong and nevertheless choosing it.
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