The Classical Quarterly (New Series)

Research Article

Eudemian Ethics 1220b 11–13

Stephen R. Leightona1

a1 Florida International University

When characterizing ta pathē in the Eudemian Ethics Aristotle claims that they are usually accompanied by perceptual pleasure or pain. He says:

λέγω δ πάθη μν τ τοιατα, θυμν xs03D5όβον αxs1F30δ πιθυμίαν, xs1F42λως οxs1F36ς xs1F12πεται ώς π τ πολxs1F7A αxs1F30σθητικ ήδον ἢ λύπη καθ' αxs1F51τά.

By affections I mean such things as anger, fear, shame, desire – in general anything which, as such, gives rise usually to perceptual pleasure and pain. (translation by Woods)