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Habit (Custom)
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I. Dogmatics – II. Ethics

I. Dogmatics

Aristotle used the term ἕξις/héxis (Lat. habitus) to describe the basic condition for people (and not merely their actions) to be ethically qualified, if humans are inherently able to regularly and willingly limit their affects in life's basic situations to the right, situation-appropriate degree (cf. Eth. Nic. II, 3 and 4 [1105a 17–1106a 13]). The regularity of right conduct, for instance, which permits a person to be described as “righteous” refers …

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Slenczka, Notger and Stock, Konrad, “Habit (Custom)”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 24 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_09185>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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