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Ethics

Aristotle

Summary and Analysis Book VII: Chapter II - Commonly Held Beliefs about Continence and Incontinence

Summary

This chapter contains a discussion of popularly held ideas on continence and incontinence current in Aristotle's time. None are relevant to the main argument of Book VII, and Aristotle demonstrates that all these ideas are either contradictory or inconsistent with each other or with conclusions already reached in earlier books.