The Blackwell Guide to Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics / Edition 1

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Overview

The Blackwell Guide to Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics illuminates Aristotle’s ethics for both academics and students new to the work, with sixteen newly commissioned essays by distinguished international scholars.

  • The structure of the book mirrors the organization of the Nichomachean Ethics itself.
  • Discusses the human good, the general nature of virtue, the distinctive characteristics of particular virtues, voluntariness, self-control, and pleasure.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Searching for light on Aristotle’s ethics? Look no further than this fine collection of new essays on the major topics of the Nicomachean Ethics from leading scholars of five countries.” David Keyt, University of Washington

“This is a stimulating and wide-ranging collection of lucid and rigorous essays by some of the world’s finest Aristotelian scholars. It offers fresh insights into Aristotle’s arguments, methodology, influence, and contemporary relevance and will appeal both to first-time readers and those returning to the work.” Angela Hobbs, University of Warwick

“A welcome addition for anyone interested in Aristotle’s ethics. Its authors form an impressive list of scholars, and it covers a wide range of topics relevant to Aristotle's ethics. Worth owning.” Norman Dahl, University of Minnesota

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405120210
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/7/2006
  • Series: Blackwell Guides to Great Works Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 396
  • Sales rank: 1,067,687
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.11 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Kraut is Professor of Philosophy and Classics, and the Charles E. and Emma H. Morrison Professor in the Humanities, at Northwestern University. He is the author of Socrates and the State (1984), Aristotle on the Human Good (1989), and Aristotle: Political Philosophy (2002).

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Aristotle's ethical treatises 12
2 Human good and human function 37
3 How to justify ethical propositions : Aristotle's method 76
4 The central doctrine of the mean 96
5 Aristotle on moral virtue and the fine 116
6 Aristotle on the voluntary 137
7 Aristotle on greatness of soul 158
8 Aristotle's justice 179
9 Aristotle on the virtues of thought 198
10 The practical syllogism 218
11 Acrasia and self-control 234
12 Pleasure and pain in Aristotle's ethics 255
13 The Nicomachean account of Philia 276
14 Aristotle's political ethics 305
15 Aquinas, natural law, and Aristotelian eudaimonism 323
16 Aristotle and contemporary ethics 342
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