For all Formal Object participants, esp. those who could not come last time:
We are going to have an additional meeting, on Aristotle’s account of the good and happy life as the object of human wanting.
To allow for a test of his theory, there will we Korean style food and juice.
Hoping to see you (on Tue, 10th June, 9.45 am, Stuart Hall 209) –
Here is my suggestion for the week after next. As I mentioned, the paper does not address the topic of formal objects directly, but it seems relevant, especially given the direction that the discussion went today.
Please find below Moss’s article, “Aristotle’s Non-Trivial, Non-Insane View that Everyone Always Desires Things under the Guise of the Good” from Tenenbaum’s Desire, Practical Reason. Anselm suggested this as a more digestible version of ‘Aristotle on the apparent good’ by Moss.
please find attached Sebastian Rödl’s article, “Self-Consciousness and Knowledge” and “The Form of the Will” in Tenenbaum’s Desire, Practical Reason.
Sebastian Self-Consciousness and Knowledge – annotated
Dear reading group participants,
Please find attached a second installment of translations from the Gredt reading. Gredt.2
I’ve added a couple more sections and cleaned up the previous translation, and added a glossary.
I’m sorry to send this out so late, I was unwell over the weekend which threw me off schedule. If you do find any time to look at it, the main part I would like to discuss is only a few lines over a page (No. 820, p. 4-5).
Prof. Andrews Reath is going to give a paper on our very topic (on Kant and the guise of the good) this coming Thursday 3-5 p.m. at Kent 120. If you can attend, do so. We might briefly review it at our next meeting.
To which I look forward – Anselm
From Josh Mendelsohn:
I’ve prepared a translation of the parts of Gredt (PDF below) that I intend to focus on this Tuesday. I have attached this in addition to the original that Professor Müller sent out previously. A word of warning: I am far from a Latin expert and have used this as a learning exercise. I welcome any improvements and corrections to the translation.
Anselm Mueller will lead a joint faculty-doctoral student reading group in spring 2014 on “The Good and Other Formal Objects”, Tuesdays, 9:45a – 11:45a.