ISBN-10:
1585100358
ISBN-13:
9781585100354
Pub. Date:
05/01/2000
Publisher:
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics / Edition 1

Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics / Edition 1

by Aristotle, Joe Sachs

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Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics / Edition 1


Joe Sach's edition of Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics is a lucid and useful translation of one of Aristotle's major works for the student of undergraduate philosophy, as well as for the general reader interested in the major works of western civilization. Includes an introductory essay and a glossary of words and concepts.

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ISBN-13: 9781585100354
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date: 05/01/2000
Series: Focus Philosophical Library
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 216,371
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

Robert C. Bartlett is the Behrakis Professor in Hellenic Political Studies at Boston College. Susan D. Collins is associate professor of political science, with a joint appointment in The Honors College, at the University of Houston.

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BOOK I
Chapter 1. Every art and every inquiry, and likewise every action and choice, seems to aim at some good, and hence it has been beautifully said that the good is that at which all things aim. But a certain difference is apparent among ends, since some are ways of being at work, while others are certain kinds of works produced, over and above the being-at-work. And in those cases in which there are ends of any kind beyond the actions, the works produced are by nature better things than the activities. And since there are many actions and arts and kinds of knowledge, the ends also turn out to be many: of medical knowledge the end is health, of shipbuilding skill it is a boat, of strategic art it is victory, of household management it is wealth. But in as many such pursuits as are under some one capacity—in the way that bridle making and all the other skills involved with implements pertaining to horses come under horsemanship, while this and every action pertaining to war come under strategic art, and in the same way other pursuits are under other capacities—in all of them the ends of all the master arts are more worthy of choice than are the ends of the pursuits that come under them, since these latter are pursued for the sake of those arts. And it makes no difference whether the ends of the actions are the ways of being at work themselves, or something else beyond these, as they are with the kinds of knowledge mentioned.

Table of Contents

Introduction

A Note on the Translation

Bibliography

Outline of the Nicomachean Ethics 

Nicomachean Ethics

Book 1

Book 2

Book 3

Book 4

Book 5

Book 6

Book 7

Book 8

Book 9

Book 10 

Interpretive Essay   

Overview of the Moral Virtues and Vices   

Glossary: English-Greek   

Key Greek Terms   

Index of Proper Names   

General Index   

Interviews


Joe Sachs's translation of Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics is for students studying philosophy at the college level, as well as for the general reader interested in the major works of western civilization.

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Fantastic translation, notes and introduction. Joe Sachs translation is the best of the best