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The Mind Fellows & Scholars

 

Below you find the recordings of the talks given by the Mind fellows and the Mind scholarship holders. Please click on their name to listen to their presentation.

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Elena Cagnoli Fiecconi (UCL)

Mind Fellow

Ethics for Rational Animals

In this talk, I sketch the structure and the main conclusions of the monograph I worked on during my time as a Mind Fellow. The monograph’s main goal is to show that Aristotle’s ethical works are best studied in conjunction with his works on natural science and psychology. This study allows us to shed light on the rationality of human cognition and desire, as well as on Aristotle’s account of understudied phenomena like attention and deliberative phantasia (a close relative of deliberative imagination). Taking my cue from these and other key aspects of Aristotle’s moral psychology, I argue that for Aristotle humans do not regulate their behaviour simply by discerning truth from falsity. On the basis of this thesis, I sketch a new account of phronêsis (practical wisdom) as a persuasive rational excellence and a new interpretation of the sense in which Aristotle takes akratic agents to be ignorant.

Heather Logue (Leeds)
Mind Fellow

Fruitful Collaboration

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James Openshaw
Mind Scholarship Holder

Lasting Impact

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James Laing
Mind Scholarship Holder

Lasting Impact

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