Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics An Introduction

ISBN-10: 0521520681
ISBN-13: 9780521520683
Edition: 2005
Authors: Michael Pakaluk
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Book details

List price: $49.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/25/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

Uncovering Aristotle's motivations and basic views while paying careful attention to his arguments, this introduction to the Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle's great masterpiece of moral philosophy, offers a thorough examination of the entire work. The chapter on friendship captures Aristotle's doctrine with clarity and insight, and Michael Pakaluk develops original and compelling interpretations of the Function Argument, the Doctrine of the Mean, courage and other character virtues, Akrasia, and the two treatments of pleasure.

Preface
Reading Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics
The goal of human life (Nicomachean Ethics, book 1)
Character-related virtue (Nicomachean Ethics 1.13 and book 2)
Actions as signs of character (Nicomachean Ethics 3.1-5)
Some particular character-related virtues (Nicomachean Ethics 3.6-4.9)
Justice as a character-related virtue (Nicomachean Ethics, book 5)
Thinking-related virtue (Nicomachean Ethics, book 6)
Akrasia, or failure of self-control (Nicomachean Ethics 7.1-10)
Friendship (Nicomachean Ethics, books 8 and 9)
Pleasure (Nicomachean Ethics 7.11-14 and 10.1-5)
Happiness (Nicomachean Ethics 10.6-9)
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