The Nicomachean Ethics

The Nicomachean Ethics

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by Aristotle, David Ross, Lesley Brown
     
 

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Happiness, then, is the best, noblest, and most pleasant thing in the world.In the Nicomachean Ethics Aristotles guiding question is: what is the best thing for a human being? His answer is happiness, but he means, not something we feel, but rather a specially good kind of life. Happiness is made up of activities in which we use the best human capacities, both

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Happiness, then, is the best, noblest, and most pleasant thing in the world.In the Nicomachean Ethics Aristotles guiding question is: what is the best thing for a human being? His answer is happiness, but he means, not something we feel, but rather a specially good kind of life. Happiness is made up of activities in which we use the best human capacities, both ones that contribute to our flourishing as members of a community, and ones that allow us to engage in god-like contemplation. Contemporary ethical writings on the role and importance ofthe moral virtues such as courage and justice have drawn inspiration from this work, which also contains important discussions on responsibility for actions, on the nature of practical reasoning, and on friendship and its role in the best life. This new edition retains and lightly revises David Rosss justly admired translation. It also includes a valuable introduction to this seminal work, and notes designed to elucidate Aristotles arguments. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford Worlds Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxfords commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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The Nicomachean Ethics remains the most compelling of all works on the good human life, and readers can now enjoy ready access to it through David Reeve's fluent new translation. Accompanied by illuminating commentary and an exceptionally rich index, the volume is an ideal companion for those aspiring to learn their way around this classic text.--David Sedley, The University of Cambridge

C. D. C. Reeve's masterful new translation of Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics will become a classic: it is clear and readable; its interpretive implications are far-reaching; it is philosophically illuminating. Reeve's scholarly notes--with detailed textual cross-references to the rest of Aristotle's works--integrate the ethics with the metaphysics, the politics, and the philosophy of mind. The book is an invaluable resource, useful to students and scholars alike.--Amelie Rorty, Tufts University and Harvard Medical School

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ISBN-13:
9780191607462
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OUP Oxford
Publication date:
06/11/2009
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Oxford Worlds Classics
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Sir David Ross (1877-1971) was Provost of Oriel College and Deputy Professor of Moral Philosophy at Oxford. He was General Editor of the complete Oxford Translation of Aristotle.
Lesley Brown is a Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy, Somerville College Oxford.

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This book is a gem. A must read for any couple who is expecting a child and for anyone looking to read on the good man and the good life for man. The book is brilliantly written to make a subject such as ethics easily understandable for anyone and makes so much sense you will ask yourself how you did not come to the same conclussions yourself. This translation is really well done and i wouldn't reference any other.
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