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Per una giustizia dal ‘volto umano’. Aristotele, l’equità e il metodo del regolo di piombo

digital Per una giustizia dal ‘volto umano’.
Aristotele, l’equità e il metodo del regolo di piombo
Articolo
rivista RIVISTA DI FILOSOFIA NEO-SCOLASTICA
fascicolo RIVISTA DI FILOSOFIA NEO-SCOLASTICA - 2018 - 1-2
titolo Per una giustizia dal ‘volto umano’. Aristotele, l’equità e il metodo del regolo di piombo
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editore Vita e Pensiero
formato Articolo | Pdf
online da 04-2018
doi 10.26350/001050_000046
issn 00356247 (stampa) | 18277926 (digitale)
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This paper is focused on the semantic richness of the notion of epieikeia, and shows how it assumes an absolute centrality in the Aristotelian texts, both in terms of contents and of methodological approach. The notion of equity, in fact, besides being intersected in many ways with the different weaves of the justice, constitutes a productive theoretical figure, embodying, by means of the powerful model of the ‘lead’s ruler’, the ideal of an appropriate and accurate method according to its object of inquiry. By crossing the Aristotelian text, it is also possible to show that the figure of equity and of the equitable has got characteristics such as ‘capacity of finding what is appropriate’, ‘flexibility’, ‘availability to lose’, ‘capacity of understanding’, that characterize the notion of equity since its origin, trying to recover, as far as possible, the profiles of that ‘passionate justice’ or ‘with a human face’ that is the epieikeia.

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Aristotle, Equity, Justice, Virtue, Indulgence, Flexibility