The Ethics of Aristotle: The Nicomachean Ethics

The Ethics of Aristotle: The Nicomachean Ethics

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The Ethics of Aristotle: The Nicomachean Ethics 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 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%>

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<%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%>

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140440553
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/01/1955
Series: Penguin Classics Series
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 5.14(w) x 7.76(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Aristotle (384-322 b.c.) studied under Plato at the Academy and later established his school, the Lyceum, which attracted a large number of scholars.

Jonathan Barnes is professor of ancient philosophy at the University of Geneva. He translated and edited the Penguin Classics edition of Early Greek Philosophy.

J. A. K. Thomson was professor emeritus of classics at King's College, London, until his death in 1959.

Hugh Tredennick was professor of classics at Royal Holloway College and Dean of the Faculty of Arts at London University.

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