Aristotle and Menander on the Ethics of Understanding by Valeria Cinaglia

By Valeria Cinaglia

In Aristotle and Menander at the Ethics of Understanding, Valeria Cinaglia bargains a parallel research of Menander's New Comedy and Aristotle's philosophy targeting topics starting from epistemology and psychology to ethics. Cinaglia doesn't target to illustrate the direct philosophical impression of Aristotle on Menander, yet explores the speculation that there are major analogies among the 2 that divulge a shared thought-world. Cinaglia indicates that Aristotle and Menander provide analogous perspectives of ways that perceptions and emotional responses to occasions are associated with the presence or absence of moral and cognitive figuring out, or the kingdom of moral personality improvement: the examine of those analogies contributes to a deeper knowing of either frameworks concerned.

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19. My translation of this word ‘ἐπιστήμη’ as ‘understanding’ follows Burnyeat 1981. 2 for extended discussion on this topic. 14 chapter 1 indispensable for explaining the lower one, that of belief. Consequently, the transition from belief to exact knowledge or understanding is treated differently in ancient thought. In the transition from belief to knowledge, ancient thought attaches great importance to the cognitive status of the subject who is in the process of gaining understanding and completing this process.

My reading of this comedy shows that the main focus of this work is on recognition and on the danger of failing to recognise. Firstly, the confusing nexus of events which links all the characters of the plot is built on a multiple anagnorisis (recognition): namely, the recognition of the identity of the baby and of his mother and his father. This process is brought to an end after a long process of verification which is organised by one of the characters so as to avoid 1 See Frye 1957, pp. 160–171 and Booker 2004, p.

Daos does not evaluate rigorously what he has heard and seen: Kleostratos is alive and will soon step on the stage. The shield does not serve as certain token of recognition because it comes as a single piece of sensory evidence without a trustworthy account of its meaning in the context in which it is found. The shield was indeed lying with a corpse that Daos could not identify with certainty as being Kleostratos’ corpse. Moreover, the corpse was found by Daos after an assault the details of which he had heard indistinctly from someone else because he was not present at the camp at that moment: the anagnorisis that opens the Aspis is a false recognition that will be corrected in the course of the comedy.

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