Nicomachean Ethics

ISBN-10: 0140449493

ISBN-13: 9780140449495

Edition: 2003

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Of Aristotles works, few have had as lasting an influence on subsequent Western thought as The Nicomachean Ethics. In it, he argues that happiness consists in activity of the soul in accordance with virtue, defining virtue as both moral (courage, generosity, and justice) and intellectual (knowledge, wisdom, and insight). Aristotle also discusses the nature of practical reasoning, the different forms of friendship, and the relationship between individual virtue and the state. Featuring a lucid translation, a new introduction, updated suggestions for further reading, and a chronology of Aristotles life and works, this is the authoritative edition of a seminal intellectual masterpiece.
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List price: $14.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/30/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Aristotle, 384 B.C. - 322 B. C. Aristotle was born at Stagira, in Macedonia, in 384 B.C. At the age of 17, he went to Athens to study at Plato's Academy, where he remained for about 20 years, as a student and then as a teacher. When Plato died in 347 B.C., Aristotle moved to Assos, a city in Asia Minor, where a friend of his, Hermias, was ruler. After Hermias was captured and executed by the Persians in 345 B.C., Aristotle went to Pella, the Macedonian capital, where he became the tutor of the king's young son Alexander, later known as Alexander the Great. In 335, when Alexander became king, Aristotle returned to Athens and established his own school, the Lyceum Aristotle's works were lost in the West after the decline of Rome, but during the 9th Century A.D., Arab scholars introduced Aristotle, in Arabic translation, to the Islamic world. In the 13th Century, the Latin West renewed its interest in Aristotle's work, and Saint Thomas Aquinas found in it a philosophical foundation for Christian thought. The influence of Aristotle's philosophy has been pervasive; it has even helped to shape modern language and common sense. Aristotle died in 322 B.C.

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Preface
Chronology
Introduction
Further reading
A note on the text
Synopsis
The object of life
Moral goodness
Moral responsibility : two virtues
Other moral virtues
Justice
Intellectual virtues
Continence and incontinence : the nature of pleasure
The kinds of friendship
The grounds of friendship
Pleasure and the life of happiness
Table of virtues and vices
Pythagoreanism
The sophists and Socrates
Plato's theory of forms
The categories
Substance and change
Nature and theology
The practical syllogism
Pleasure and process
Liturgies
Aristotle in the middle ages
Glossary of Greek words
Index of names
Subject index
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