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καὶ ἡδύ ἐστι τὸ ποιητικόν] by the ordinary rule, I 6. 2, and note: as all is good that is conducive to good; if the end, then the means; so all is pleasant that is productive of, or conducive to, pleasure. Comp. Eth. N. I 4, 1096 b 10, quoted on the above passage.

τῆς εἰρημένης διαθέσεως] pleasure is here properly called a διάθεσις, ‘a temporary and passing disposition’, as opposed to the ‘confirmed, complete, and permanent state’ which constitutes the ἕξις. On the distinction of the two, see Categ. c. 8, p. 8 b 27, διαφέρει δὲ ἕξις διαθέσεως τῷ πολυχρονιώτερον εἶναι καὶ μονιμώτερον. τοιαῦται δὲ αἵ τε ἐπιστῆμαι καὶ αἱ ἀρεταί...διαθέσεις δὲ λέγονται ἐστιν εὐκίνητα :καὶ ταχὺ μεταβάλλοντα, οἷον θερμότης καὶ ψυχρότης καὶ νόσος καὶ ὑγίεια καὶ ὅσα ἄλλα τοιαῦτα: διάκειται γάρ πως κατὰ ταύτας ἄνθρωπος, ταχὺ δὲ μεταβάλλει ἐκ θερμοῦ ψυχρὸς γενόμενος κ.τ.λ.

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