Single Idea 1574

[catalogued under 2. Reason / A. Nature of Reason / 4. Aims of Reason]

Full Idea

Logos is for the purpose of clarifying the beneficial and the harmful and as a result the right and the wrong.

Gist of Idea

Reasoning distinguishes what is beneficial, and hence what is right

Source

Aristotle (Politics [c.332 BCE], 1253a12)

Book Reference

Aristotle: 'The Politics', ed/tr. Sinclair,T.A. /Saunders,T. [Penguin 1992], p.60