The Nicomachean Ethics / Edition 2

The Nicomachean Ethics / Edition 2

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ISBN-10: 0199213615

ISBN-13: 9780199213610

Pub. Date: 08/15/2009

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

A student of Plato and a teacher of Alexander the Great, Aristotle is one of the towering figures in Western thought. A brilliant thinker with wide-ranging interests, he wrote important works in physics, biology, poetry, politics, morality, metaphysics, and ethics.
In the Nicomachean Ethics, which he is said to have dedicated to his son Nicomachus, Aristotle's

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A student of Plato and a teacher of Alexander the Great, Aristotle is one of the towering figures in Western thought. A brilliant thinker with wide-ranging interests, he wrote important works in physics, biology, poetry, politics, morality, metaphysics, and ethics.
In the Nicomachean Ethics, which he is said to have dedicated to his son Nicomachus, Aristotle's guiding question is what is the best thing for a human being? His answer is happiness. "Happiness," he wrote, "is the best, noblest, and most pleasant thing in the world." But he means not something we feel, not an emotion, but rather an especially 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 of the moral virtues such as courage and justice have drawn inspiration from this work, which also contains important discussions on responsibility, practical reasoning, and on the role of friendship in creating the best life.
This new edition combines David Ross's classic translation, lightly revised by Lesley Brown, with a new and invaluable introduction and explanatory notes. A glossary of key terms and comprehensive index, as well as a fully updated bibliography, add further value to this exceptional new edition.

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ISBN-13:
9780199213610
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/15/2009
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
336
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320,699
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Abbreviations and Conventionsxi
Introductionxiii
Nicomachean Ethics1
Book I[Happiness]1
1.[Ends and Goods]1
2.[The Highest Good and Political Science]1
3.[The Method of Political Science]2
4.[Common Beliefs]3
5.[The Three Lives]4
6.[The Platonic Form of the Good]5
7.[An Account of the Human Good]7
8.[Defense of the Account of the Good]10
9.[How Is Happiness Achieved?]12
10.[Can We Be Happy during Our Lifetime?]13
11.[How Happiness Can Be Affected after One's Death]15
12.[Praise and Honor]15
13.[Introduction to the Virtues]16
Book II[Virtue of Character]18
1.[How a Virtue of Character Is Acquired]18
2.[Habituation]19
3.[The Importance of Pleasure and Pain]20
4.[Virtuous Actions versus Virtuous Character]22
5.[Virtue of Character: Its Genus]23
6.[Virtue of Character: Its Differentia]23
7.[The Particular Virtues of Character]25
8.[Relations between Mean and Extreme States]27
9.[How Can We Reach the Mean?]29
Book III[Preconditions of Virtue]30
1.[Voluntary Action]30
2.[Decision]33
3.[Deliberation]34
4.[Wish]36
5.[Virtue and Vice Are in Our Power]37
[The Individual Virtues of Character]40
6.[Bravery; Its Scope]40
7.[Bravery; Its Characteristic Outlook]41
8.[Conditions That Resemble Bravery]42
9.[Feelings Proper to Bravery]44
10.[Temperance; Its Scope]45
11.[Temperance; Its Outlook]47
12.[Intemperance]48
Book IV49
1.[Generosity]49
2.[Magnificence]53
3.[Magnanimity]56
4.[The Virtue Concerned with Small Honors]60
5.[Mildness]61
6.[Friendliness]62
7.[Truthfulness]63
8.[Wit]65
9.[Shame]66
Book V[Justice]67
1.[Varieties of Justice]67
2.[Special Justice Contrasted with General]69
3.[Justice in Distribution]71
4.[Justice in Rectification]72
5.[Justice in Exchange]74
6.[Political Justice]77
7.[Justice by Nature and by Law]78
8.[Justice, Injustice, and the Voluntary]79
9.[Puzzles about Justice and Injustice]80
10.[Decency]83
11.[Injustice to Oneself]84
Book VI[Virtues of Thought]86
1.[The Mean and the Virtues of Thought]86
2.[Thought, Desire, and Decision]87
3.[Scientific Knowledge]87
4.[Craft Knowledge]88
5.[Prudence]89
6.[Understanding]90
7.[Wisdom versus Prudence]90
8.[Types of Prudence]92
9.[Good Deliberation]93
10.[Comprehension]95
11.[Practical Thought and Particulars]95
12.[Puzzles about Prudence and Wisdom]96
13.[Prudence and Virtue of Character]98
Book VII[Incontinence]99
1.[Virtue, Vice, and Incontinence]99
2.[Puzzles about Incontinence]100
3.[Incontinence and Ignorance]102
4.[Simple Incontinence]104
5.[Bestiality and Disease]106
6.[Incontinence and Related Conditions]107
7.[Incontinence, Intemperance, and Softness]109
8.[Why Intemperance Is Worse than Incontinence]110
9.[Continence]111
10.[Answers to Further Questions about Incontinence]113
[Pleasure]114
11.[Questions about Pleasure]114
12.[Pleasure and Good]115
13.[Pleasure and Happiness]116
14.[Bodily Pleasures]117
Book VIII[Friendship]119
1.[Common Beliefs and Questions]119
2.[The Object of Friendship]120
3.[The Three Types of Friendship]121
4.[Comparison between the Types of Friendship]123
5.[State and Activity in Friendship]124
6.[Activities Characteristic of the Different Types of Friendship]125
7.[Friendship between Unequals]127
8.[Giving and Receiving in Friendship]128
9.[Friendship in Communities]129
10.[Political Systems]130
11.[Friendships in Political Systems]131
12.[Friendships in Families]132
13.[Disputes in Friendships between Equals]134
14.[Disputes in Friendships between Unequals]136
Book IX137
1.[Friends with Dissimilar Aims]137
2.[Conflicts between Different Types of Friendships]139
3.[Dissolution of Friendships]140
4.[Self-love and Friendship]141
5.[Goodwill and Friendship]143
6.[Friendship and Concord]144
7.[Active Benevolence and Friendship]145
8.[Self-love and Selfishness]146
9.[Why Are Friends Needed?]148
10.[How Many Friends Are Needed?]150
11.[Friends in Good and Ill Fortune]151
12.[Shared Activity in Friendship]152
Book X[Pleasure]153
1.[The Right Approach to Pleasure]153
2.[Arguments about Pleasure]154
3.[Pleasure Is a Good, but Not the Good]155
4.[Pleasure Is an Activity]157
5.[Pleasures Differ in Kind]159
[Happiness: Further Discussion]162
6.[Conditions for Happiness]162
7.[Happiness and Theoretical Study]163
8.[Theoretical Study and the Other Virtues]165
[From Ethics to Politics]167
9.[Moral Education]167
Notes172
Glossary315
Further Reading355

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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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