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Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics: An Introduction
     

Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics: An Introduction

by Michael Pakaluk
 

ISBN-10: 0521817420

ISBN-13: 9780521817424

Pub. Date: 09/30/2005

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

Overview

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:
9780521817424
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/30/2005
Series:
Cambridge Introductions to Key Philosophical Texts Series
Pages:
358
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.26(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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