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Metaphysical Foundations of Aristotle’s Ethics

AristIt is common place to consider Aristotle’s Metaphysics and Ethics completely independently of one another. At the same time there are a number of researchers who argue against this traditional point of view and try to find connection between Ethics and Metaphysics of Aristotle.

In my report I will describe the approach of the authors who suppose that Aristotle’s Ethics has a metaphysical foundation.

And I will show some problem consequences from this point of view. Aristotle’sNicomachean Ethics” starts from two fundamental assumes: Continue reading

The complementarity of Husserl’s ethics and metaphysics

Edmund-Husserl1In this report we will consider the early ethics of E. Husserl and the question of the relationship of ethics and metaphysics in phenomenology. Previously phenomenology was considered as a purely epistemological project, not connecting with ethical issues. Recently the situation has changed. There have appeared studies in which phenomenology is regarded as a teaching with a strong ethical background and even as a whole practical discipline.

As for Russian studies on this topic, we are forced to state that there are very few of these studies. Continue reading

The Intellectual Love of God

Spinoza2Baruch (Benedict) Spinoza is one of the most famous philosopher of the Age of Enlightenment, he is also outstanding metaphysician. Baruch became famous as a figure who studied rationalism and naturalism. His base works are ” On the Improvement of the Understanding “, “Theologico-political treatise” and “Ethics”.

Spinoza used geometrical method in his work, like Euclid, and built a number of philosophical theories, each is based on another one. Continue reading