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ERIC Number: EJ815024
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Oct
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-1744-9642
Leisure, Contemplation and Leisure Education
Morgan, Jeffrey
Ethics and Education, v1 n2 p133-147 Oct 2006
I argue in defense of Aristotle's position that contemplation ("theoria") is the proper use of at least some of one's leisure and that, consequently, leisure education must consist in teaching the inclination and capacity for contemplation. However, my position is somewhat more flexible than Aristotle's, in that I allow that there are other activities worthy of some leisure. My argument examines Aristotle's own comments on the importance of "theoria" as well as commentaries by Ackrill, Nagel, Broadie, Green and Telfer. In the conclusion I argue that there are good reasons to think that studying Philosophy is one of the best strategies for leisure education. (Contains 8 notes.)
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Language: English
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