Aristotle on Ethics

ISBN-10: 0415221870

ISBN-13: 9780415221870

Edition: 2001

Authors: Gerard J. Hughes

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Hughes explains the key elements in Aristotle'sNichomachaean Ethicsterminology and highlights the controversy regarding the interpretations of his writings. He carefully explores each section of the text, and presents a detailed account of the problems Aristotle was trying to address. Hughes also examines the role that Aristotle's ethics continue to play in contemporary moral philosophy by comparing and contrasting his views with those widely held today.
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Book details

List price: $33.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 5/18/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.220
Language: English

Note on the text
Aristotle's life and work
An outline of his life and times
His works and philosophical background
Style, structure and aim of the Ethics
The Nicomachaean Ethics
Aristotle's aim in writing the Ethics
Aristotle's Preface (1): Why do we do anything at all?
Aristotle's Preface (2): Realistic expectations
Aristotle's Preface (3): Suitable students
The fulfilled life
The meanings of eudaimonia and arete
Fulfilled lives?
A central problem: 'Dominant' or 'Inclusive'?
Two further agreed characteristics of eudaimonia
Background: Aristotle's views on the human soul
The Function Argument
Theoria and being a good citizen
Moral virtues and moral training
The definition of moral virtue
Moral training
Practical wisdom
Overview of the issues
Practical wisdom and theoretical ability
Is practical wisdom like other practical skills?
Practical wisdom: about means or about ends?
Practical wisdom and moral virtue
The unity of the virtues
Is Aristotle's account defensible?
'Acting willingly': sorting out common opinions
Moral conclusions: the best index of character
Responsibility for one's character
Decisions and freedom
Additional note on 'wanting'
Moral failure
Why is moral failure problematic?
Aristotle's solution: one interpretation
A more detailed defence
Relationships with others
Aristotelian relationships
Is Aristotle an ethical egoist?
Flexibility, relationships and justice
Pleasure and the good life
The issues as they appeared to Aristotle
Aristotle's comments on the moral arguments
The argument from opposites
Aristotle's own view: arguments and problems
Are some pleasures not really pleasures?
Is the fulfilled life enjoyable?
Aristotle's moral world and ours
Culture: acceptance and criticism
Virtues and principles
Index of texts
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