Nicomachean Ethics

Nicomachean Ethics

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by Aristotle
     
 

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Happiness, then, is the best, noblest, and most pleasant thing in the world.'

In the Nicomachean Ethics Aristotle's 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

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Happiness, then, is the best, noblest, and most pleasant thing in the world.'

In the Nicomachean Ethics Aristotle's 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 of
the 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 Ross's justly admired translation. It also includes a valuable introduction to this seminal work, and notes designed to elucidate Aristotle's arguments.

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"Very useful as a cornerstone for our discussion of ethics and the Western moral tradition. The translation is elegant."—Dominic A. Aquila, Rochester Institute of Technology

"A fine translation of an essential classic in the field of ethics."—Claudia Card, University of Wisconsin

"The index is extremely helpful. The 'contents' are also a helpful tool. The numbering and division titles also make this book a little easier to teach."—Rose Marie Surwilo, College of St. Francis

"Very useful text of Aristotle: the translation presents no pitfalls to a beginning student; the editor's organization is useful but unitrusive; and finally, the cost is perfect."—Nickolas O. Papas, Hollins College

"An excellent translation and edition."—Winfield J.C. Myers, University of Georgia

"Most lucid and accessible edition popularly available."—John L. Hemingway, Washington State University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781420900439
Publisher:
Neeland Media LLC
Publication date:
01/01/2011
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1 MB

Meet the Author

Aristotle was born in 384BC. For twenty years he studied at Athens at the Academy of Plato, on whose death in 347 he left, and some time later became tutor to Alexander the Great. On Alexander's succession to the throne of Macedonia in 336, Aristotle returned to Athens and established his school and research institute, the Lyceum. After Alexander's death he was driven out of Athens and fled to Chalcis in Euboea where he died in 322. His writings profoundly affected the whole course of ancient and medieval philosophy.

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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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