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Човекът като zoon politikon, неговият етос и изгубената телеология на щастието
The Human Being as Zoon Politikon: Its Ethos and the Lost Teleology of Happiness

Author(s): Sylvia Mineva
Subject(s): Philosophy, Ethics / Practical Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Ancient Philosphy
Published by: Институт за изследвания на обществата и знанието при БАН
Keywords: Aristotle; ethics; politics; morals; zoon politikon; human community; happiness; responsibility; risk society; globalization; Max Weber; Niccolò Machiavelli; Zygmunt Bauman; Ulrich Beck

Summary/Abstract: Тhe text is focused on the interpretation of Aristotle's conception of the human being as a citizen, as a political creature, and his view on happiness as the goal of humans. The article discusses Machiavelli’s and Weber’s ideas – emblematic for modernity – about the relation between ethics and politics, and the theoretical reflection of this relation in the context of contemporary society as a risk society and in the globalized world. The article aims to distinguish, based on comparative analysis, between Aristotle's understanding of ethics and politics as two sides of the same coin, i.e., as aspects of the life of people in a community. The article discusses the importance of Aristotle’s view of humans as beings that are political because they are ethical and ethical because they are political.

  • Issue Year: XXVII/2018
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 5-20
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: English, Bulgarian