The Eudemian Ethics

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Anyone seriously interested in Aristotle's moral philosophy must take full account of the Eudemian Ethics, a work which has in the past been unduly neglected in favour of the Nicomachean Ethics. The relation between the two treatises is now the subject of lively debate. This volume contains a translation of three of the eight books of the Eudemian Ethics - those that are likely to be of most interest to philosophers today - together with a philosophical commentary on these books from a contemporary point of view....
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Anyone seriously interested in Aristotle's moral philosophy must take full account of the Eudemian Ethics, a work which has in the past been unduly neglected in favour of the Nicomachean Ethics. The relation between the two treatises is now the subject of lively debate. This volume contains a translation of three of the eight books of the Eudemian Ethics - those that are likely to be of most interest to philosophers today - together with a philosophical commentary on these books from a contemporary point of view. Like the other volumes in the series, it is intended to serve the needs of readers of Aristotle without a knowledge of Greek, and the aim in the translation has been to give as accurate an idea as possible of Aristotle's text; but for the benefit of those who are able to read the original there are notes on the Greek text used for problematic passages. In preparing this new edition Michael Woods has taken account of the recent Oxford Classical Text of the Eudemian Ethics, on which the translation, is now based, as well as recent work on aspects of Aristotle's moral philosophy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199586431
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 7/14/2011
  • Series: Oxford World's Classics Series
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 540,989
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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Sir Anthony Kenny, a renowned philosopher, has also been Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford, Master of Balliol College, and President of the British Academy. He is particularly well known for his work on Aristotle, Aquinas, Descartes, and Wittgenstein.

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Table of Contents

Introduction Note on the Text and Translation Select Bibliography Chronology Outline of The Eudemian Ethics
THE EUDEMIAN ETHICS
Book I: Happiness the Chief Good Book II: Virtue, Freedom, and Responsibility Book III: The Moral Virtues Book IV: Justice Book V: Intellectual Virtue Book VI: Continence and Incontinence: Pleasure Book VII: Friendship Book VIII: Virtue, Knowledge, Nobility, and Happiness Explanatory Notes Glossary of Key Terms Index

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