|Budget Amount *help
¥3,400,000 (Direct Cost: ¥3,400,000)
Fiscal Year 2003: ¥800,000 (Direct Cost: ¥800,000)
Fiscal Year 2002: ¥1,200,000 (Direct Cost: ¥1,200,000)
Fiscal Year 2001: ¥1,400,000 (Direct Cost: ¥1,400,000)
This year is the last year of my research project. So, I aimed to accomplish my project. Concerning this project, I have already written several articles. Namely, " The Theory of Slave in Aristotle -his Logic of it's Justification and a Possibility of it's Overcoming" (Siso, Nr.893,IWANAMI-SHOTEN), " The Concept of Citizen and Constitution in Aristotle's Politics" (Seisin Joshidaigaku Ronso Nr.93,Sacred Heart University), " The Middle Constitution in Aristotle's Politics"(Siso, Nr.920,IWANAMI SHOTEN). I aimed to accomplish my project by the research on the theory of economy of Aristotle. And I wrote "Economy and Ethics -Theory of Economy in Aristotle"( Siso, Nr.962, IWANAMI SHOTEN).
Aristotle distinguished in the economical activity the natural one and the unnatural one. And he affirmed the former as the sine qua non of human life, but condemned the latter as the unnatural activity which oversteps the condition of sine qua non and makes the accumulation of wealth the end itself. In the economical theories of modern Europe, this distinction was abandoned. As the result of it, there arose the endless self-accumulation of wealth by which we are faced now to the threat of moral deterioration of human being and of the destruction of nature caused by the insatiable exploitation of natural resources. If we deliberate this situation, we have now to reflect earnestly Aristotle's thought which placed the wealth under the moral yoke. That is to say, the limit of accumulation of wealth is "goodness in the moral sense".