Single Idea 4391

[catalogued under 11. Knowledge Aims / A. Knowledge / 4. Belief / c. Aim of beliefs]

Full Idea

Opinion is praised for being in accordance with truth.

Gist of Idea

Opinion is praised for being in accordance with truth

Source

Aristotle (Nichomachean Ethics [c.334 BCE], 1112a07)

Book Reference

Aristotle: 'Ethics (Nicomachean)', ed/tr. ThomsonJ A K/TredennickH [Penguin 1976], p.117


A Reaction

This presumably makes Aristotle a realist, and it seems to me that the concepts of 'opinion' or 'belief' are incomprehensible without the concept of truth.