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Nicomachean Ethics

ISBN-10: 0872204642

ISBN-13: 9780872204645

Edition: 2nd 1999 (Revised)

Authors: Aristotle, Terence Irwin, Terence Irwin, Terence Irwin

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This work presents the Nicomachean Ethics in a fresh English translation by Christopher Rowe that strives to be meticulously accurate yet also accessible. The translation is accompanied by Sarah Broadie's detailed line-by-line commentary, which brings out the subtlety of Aristotle's thought asit develops from moment to moment. In addition, a substantial introductory section features a thorough examination of the text's main themes and interpretative problems and also provides preambles to each of the ten books of the Nicomachean Ethics. An indispensable resource for students approachingthe Nicomachean Ethics for the first time, this detailed treatment is ideal for courses in classical or ancient philosophy, the philosophy of Aristotle, and ethics.
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List price: $16.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/1/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 392
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.012
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.

Preface
Abbreviations and Conventions
Introduction
Nicomachean Ethics
[Happiness]
[Ends and Goods]
[The Highest Good and Political Science]
[The Method of Political Science]
[Common Beliefs]
[The Three Lives]
[The Platonic Form of the Good]
[An Account of the Human Good]
[Defense of the Account of the Good]
[How Is Happiness Achieved?]
[Can We Be Happy during Our Lifetime?]
[How Happiness Can Be Affected after One's Death]
[Praise and Honor]
[Introduction to the Virtues]
[Virtue of Character]
[How a Virtue of Character Is Acquired]
[Habituation]
[The Importance of Pleasure and Pain]
[Virtuous Actions versus Virtuous Character]
[Virtue of Character: Its Genus]
[Virtue of Character: Its Differentia]
[The Particular Virtues of Character]
[Relations between Mean and Extreme States]
[How Can We Reach the Mean?]
[Preconditions of Virtue]
[Voluntary Action]
[Decision]
[Deliberation]
[Wish]
[Virtue and Vice Are in Our Power]
[The Individual Virtues of Character]
[Bravery; Its Scope]
[Bravery; Its Characteristic Outlook]
[Conditions That Resemble Bravery]
[Feelings Proper to Bravery]
[Temperance; Its Scope]
[Temperance; Its Outlook]
[Intemperance]
[Generosity]
[Magnificence]
[Magnanimity]
[The Virtue Concerned with Small Honors]
[Mildness]
[Friendliness]
[Truthfulness]
[Wit]
[Shame]
[Justice]
[Varieties of Justice]
[Special Justice Contrasted with General]
[Justice in Distribution]
[Justice in Rectification]
[Justice in Exchange]
[Political Justice]
[Justice by Nature and by Law]
[Justice, Injustice, and the Voluntary]
[Puzzles about Justice and Injustice]
[Decency]
[Injustice to Oneself]
[Virtues of Thought]
[The Mean and the Virtues of Thought]
[Thought, Desire, and Decision]
[Scientific Knowledge]
[Craft Knowledge]
[Prudence]
[Understanding]
[Wisdom versus Prudence]
[Types of Prudence]
[Good Deliberation]
[Comprehension]
[Practical Thought and Particulars]
[Puzzles about Prudence and Wisdom]
[Prudence and Virtue of Character]
[Incontinence]
[Virtue, Vice, and Incontinence]
[Puzzles about Incontinence]
[Incontinence and Ignorance]
[Simple Incontinence]
[Bestiality and Disease]
[Incontinence and Related Conditions]
[Incontinence, Intemperance, and Softness]
[Why Intemperance Is Worse than Incontinence]
[Continence]
[Answers to Further Questions about Incontinence]
[Pleasure]
[Questions about Pleasure]
[Pleasure and Good]
[Pleasure and Happiness]
[Bodily Pleasures]
[Friendship]
[Common Beliefs and Questions]
[The Object of Friendship]
[The Three Types of Friendship]
[Comparison between the Types of Friendship]
[State and Activity in Friendship]
[Activities Characteristic of the Different Types of Friendship]
[Friendship between Unequals]
[Giving and Receiving in Friendship]
[Friendship in Communities]
[Political Systems]
[Friendships in Political Systems]
[Friendships in Families]
[Disputes in Friendships between Equals]
[Disputes in Friendships between Unequals]
[Friends with Dissimilar Aims]
[Conflicts between Different Types of Friendships]
[Dissolution of Friendships]
[Self-love and Friendship]
[Goodwill and Friendship]
[Friendship and Concord]
[Active Benevolence and Friendship]
[Self-love and Selfishness]
[Why Are Friends Needed?]
[How Many Friends Are Needed?]
[Friends in Good and Ill Fortune]
[Shared Activity in Friendship]
[Pleasure]
[The Right Approach to Pleasure]
[Arguments about Pleasure]
[Pleasure Is a Good, but Not the Good]
[Pleasure Is an Activity]
[Pleasures Differ in Kind]
[Happiness: Further Discussion]
[Conditions for Happiness]
[Happiness and Theoretical Study]
[Theoretical Study and the Other Virtues]
[From Ethics to Politics]
[Moral Education]
Notes
Glossary
Further Reading