"Luck and Good Fortune in the Eudemian Ethics."
Ancient Philosophy (1997), 17(1):85-102.
It is argued that Aristotle's discussion of luck ("tuche") and good fortune ("eutuchia") in the "Eudemian Ethics" should be understood as an application of the theory of luck found in the "Physics". I also argue that Aristotle distinguishes between luck and good fortune. This distinction appears to be telling against Anthony Kenny's interpretation and it suggests a characteristically Aristotelian interpretation of the penultimate chapter of the "EE".
Aristotle's concept of luck presented in the 'Eudemian Ethics' ('EE') is the same as that in the 'Physics.' In addition, Aristotle comes to the conclusion in the 'EE' that good fortune is not a subcategory of luck. This argument counters the claim by M. Woods that Aristotle's view of luck is different in the 'EE' and in the 'Physics,' as well as A. Kenny's suggestion that good fortune is a form of luck. Aristotle does not rule out the possibility that good fortune can be caused either by nature, by intelligence or by divine inspiration.
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