Taking Life Seriously: A Study of the Argument of the Nicomachean Ethics / Edition 2

Taking Life Seriously: A Study of the Argument of the Nicomachean Ethics / Edition 2

by F.E. Sparshott
     
 

ISBN-10: 0802071791

ISBN-13: 9780802071798

Pub. Date: 04/28/1996

Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division

This is the first book in modern times that makes sense of the Nicomachean Ethics in its entirety as an interesting philosophical argument, rather than as a compilation of relatively independent essays. In Taking Life Seriously Francis Sparshott expounds Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics as a single continuous argument, a chain of reasoned

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This is the first book in modern times that makes sense of the Nicomachean Ethics in its entirety as an interesting philosophical argument, rather than as a compilation of relatively independent essays. In Taking Life Seriously Francis Sparshott expounds Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics as a single continuous argument, a chain of reasoned exposition on the problems of human life. He guides the reader through the whole text passage by passage, showing how every part of it makes sense in the light of what has gone before, as well as indicating problems in Aristotle's argument.

No knowledge of Greek is required. When the argument does depend on the precise wording of the Greek text, translations and explanatory notes are provided, and there is a glossary of Greek terms. Sparshott offers insightful and useful criticism, making Taking Life Seriously the best available companion to a first reading of the Ethics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802071798
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date:
04/28/1996
Series:
Toronto Studies in Philosophy Series
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
461
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

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