Good, Actually: Aristotelian Metaphysics and the ‘Guise of the Good’

  title={Good, Actually: Aristotelian Metaphysics and the ‘Guise of the Good’},
  author={Adam M. Willows},
  pages={187 - 205}
Abstract In this paper I argue that both defence and criticism of the claim that humans act ‘under the guise of the good’ neglects the metaphysical roots of the theory. I begin with an overview of the theory and its modern commentators, with critics noting the apparent possibility of acting against the good, and supporters claiming that such actions are instances of error. These debates reduce the ‘guise of the good’ to a claim about intention and moral action, and in so doing have become… 



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