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Google previewThe Ethics of Confucius and Aristotle (2013)

Mirrors of Virtue by Jiyuan Yu

To be instrumental is a kind of necessity as well, but Aristotle seems to think there is a different kind of necessity. It should be referring to internal constraint that external goods impose on practical activity. Both Confucius and Mencius have the ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney ... rev. & enl. under the superintendence of Benjamin E. Smith (1914)

by William Dwight Whitney, Benjamin Eli Smith

was to be instrumental In forwarding your happiness.

Google previewRoutledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Genealogy to Iqbal (1998)

by Edward Craig

Many instrumental actions can also be strategic, and some forms of strategic action may be instrumental. Communicative action, however, constitutes an independent and distinct type of social action. The goal or 'telos' of communicative action ...

Google previewThe American and English Encyclopedia of Law (1898)

by David Shephard Garland, James Cockcroft, Lucius Polk McGehee, Charles Porterfield

some purposes — they may be instrumental in detecting malpractices which would otherwise remain concealed — but they are most dangerous agents. Police detectives are most useful. They are employed in a government establishment, ...

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