Reason and Human Good in Aristotle

Reason and Human Good in Aristotle

by John M. Cooper
     
 

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"A sophisticated and illuminating study of central questions about Aristotle's views on practical reason and the ultimate good. Cooper's three chapters . . . examine familiar exegetical puzzles in a fresh and challenging way; but they also . . . raise new and fruitful questions about the philosophical merits and implications of Aristotle's

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"A sophisticated and illuminating study of central questions about Aristotle's views on practical reason and the ultimate good. Cooper's three chapters . . . examine familiar exegetical puzzles in a fresh and challenging way; but they also . . . raise new and fruitful questions about the philosophical merits and implications of Aristotle's theories. . . . He writes vigorously and lucidly, with both scholarly rigor and philosophical imagination." --T. H. Irwin in Archiv fur Geschichte der Philosophie

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Reason and Human Good in Aristotle opens up issues of interpretation which are as alive today as when it originally appeared. After almost two decades of extraordinary influence, this succinct book remains a 'must' for any serious bibliography of Aristotle's Ethics. --Sarah Broadie, Princeton University

Cooper's careful and detailed treatment of deliberation and the content of good deliberation brought scholarship on Aristotle's moral philosophy to a new level of sophistication, and his book remains essential reading for anyone who is grappling with Aristotle's complex views about these fundamental issues. --Richard Kraut, Northwestern University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674749528
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
01/01/1975
Pages:
236

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John M. Cooper is Henry Putnam University Professor of Philosophy, Princeton University.

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