Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics: An Introduction / Edition 1

Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics: An Introduction / Edition 1

by Michael Pakaluk
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521520681

ISBN-13: 9780521520683

Pub. Date: 03/28/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Uncovering Aristotle's motivations and basic views while paying careful attention to his arguments, this introduction to the Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle's great masterpiece of moral philosophy, offers a thorough examination of the entire work. The chapter on friendship captures Aristotle's doctrine with clarity and insight, and Michael Pakaluk develops original

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Uncovering Aristotle's motivations and basic views while paying careful attention to his arguments, this introduction to the Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle's great masterpiece of moral philosophy, offers a thorough examination of the entire work. The chapter on friendship captures Aristotle's doctrine with clarity and insight, and Michael Pakaluk develops original and compelling interpretations of the Function Argument, the Doctrine of the Mean, courage and other character virtues, Akrasia, and the two treatments of pleasure.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521520683
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2006
Series:
Cambridge Introductions to Key Philosophical Texts Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
360
Sales rank:
924,650
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

1. Reading Aristotle's 'Ethics'; 2. An outline of the goal of human life; 3. Character-related virtue; 4. Actions as signs of character; 5. Some particular character-related virtues; 6. Justice as a particular character-related virtue; 7. Thinking-related virtue; 8. Arkrasia, or failure of self-control; 9. Friendship; 10. Pleasure; 11. Happiness in outline.

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