The Nicomachean Ethics

The Nicomachean Ethics

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by Aristotle
     
 

<%PUBCOMMENTS%>Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics is the first systematic treatise on ethics, and two millennia after it was written, it is still among the best. It speaks to human beings about themselves and their relations to others as clearly, forcefully, and systematically today as it did when it was written. It would also be hard to over estimate itsSee more details below

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<%PUBCOMMENTS%>Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics is the first systematic treatise on ethics, and two millennia after it was written, it is still among the best. It speaks to human beings about themselves and their relations to others as clearly, forcefully, and systematically today as it did when it was written. It would also be hard to over estimate its historical importance. Virtually every moral philosopher has to deal with the issues grappled with in the Nicomachean Ethics, and many of the positions argued for by Aristotle have been adopted, sometimes in an almost wholesale fashion, by other philosophers.<%END%>

About the Author:
<%AUTHORBIO%>Aristotle was born in 384 BC at Stagira in Thrace. He was the son of Nicomachus, a physician to the king of Macedonia. At about the age of seventeen, Aristotle went to Athens to study and become a member of the Academy of Plato. After Plato’s death, Aristotle tutored Alexander the Great before founding his own school, the Lyceum.<%END%>

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780915145652
Publisher:
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
02/28/1985
Series:
Hpc Classics Series
Pages:
471

Table of Contents

Preface
Chronology
Introduction
Further reading
A note on the text
Synopsis
Bk. IThe object of life3
Bk. IIMoral goodness31
Bk. IIIMoral responsibility : two virtues50
Bk. IVOther moral virtues82
Bk. VJustice112
Bk. VIIntellectual virtues144
Bk. VIIContinence and incontinence : the nature of pleasure167
Bk. VIIIThe kinds of friendship200
Bk. IXThe grounds of friendship228
Bk. XPleasure and the life of happiness254
App. 1Table of virtues and vices285
App. 2Pythagoreanism287
App. 3The sophists and Socrates289
App. 4Plato's theory of forms292
App. 5The categories295
App. 6Substance and change296
App. 7Nature and theology300
App. 8The practical syllogism302
App. 9Pleasure and process303
App. 10Liturgies305
App. 11Aristotle in the middle ages306
Glossary of Greek words310
Index of names313
Subject index316

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