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The Nicomachean Ethics

The Nicomachean Ethics Author Aristotle
ISBN-10 9780191607462
Release 2009-06-11
Pages 336
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'Happiness, then, is the best, noblest, and most pleasant thing in the world.' In the Nicomachean Ethics Aristotle's guiding question is: what is the best thing for a human being? His answer is happiness, but he means, not something we feel, but rather a specially good kind of life. Happiness is made up of activities in which we use the best human capacities, both ones that contribute to our flourishing as members of a community, and ones that allow us to engage in god-like contemplation. Contemporary ethical writings on the role and importance of the moral virtues such as courage and justice have drawn inspiration from this work, which also contains important discussions on responsibility for actions, on the nature of practical reasoning, and on friendship and its role in the best life. This new edition retains and lightly revises David Ross's justly admired translation. It also includes a valuable introduction to this seminal work, and notes designed to elucidate Aristotle's arguments. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.



The Nicomachean Ethics

The Nicomachean Ethics Author Aristotle
ISBN-10 019283407X
Release 1998
Pages 283
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Aristotle (384-322BC) is the philosopher who has most influence on the development of western culture, writing on a wide variety of subjects including the natural sciences as well as the more strictly philosophical topics of logic, metaphysics and ethics. To the poet Dante, he was simply 'the master of those who know'.



The Blackwell Guide to Aristotle s Nicomachean Ethics

The Blackwell Guide to Aristotle s Nicomachean Ethics Author Richard Kraut
ISBN-10 9781405153140
Release 2008-04-15
Pages 384
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The Blackwell Guide to Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics illuminates Aristotle’s ethics for both academics and students new to the work, with sixteen newly commissioned essays by distinguished international scholars. The structure of the book mirrors the organization of the Nichomachean Ethics itself. Discusses the human good, the general nature of virtue, the distinctive characteristics of particular virtues, voluntariness, self-control, and pleasure.



Aristotle s Nicomachean Ethics

Aristotle s Nicomachean Ethics Author Aristotle
ISBN-10 9780226026756
Release 2012-04-23
Pages 368
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Presents Aristotle's celebrated work setting forth his system of moral philosophy.



Commentary on Aristotle s Nicomachean Ethics

Commentary on Aristotle s Nicomachean Ethics Author Saint Thomas Aquinas
ISBN-10 UOM:39015051885542
Release 1993
Pages 686
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The fine editions of the Aristotelian Commentary Series make available long out-of-print commentaries of St. Thomas on Aristotle. Each volume has the full text of Aristotle with Bekker numbers, followed by the commentary of St. Thomas, cross-referenced using an easily accessible mode of referring to Aristotle in the Commentary.Each volume is beautifully printed and bound using the finest materials. All copies are printed on acid-free paper and Smyth sewn. They will last.



Aristotle s Ethics

Aristotle s Ethics Author Aristotle,
ISBN-10 9781400852369
Release 2014-08-24
Pages 528
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Aristotle's moral philosophy is a pillar of Western ethical thought. It bequeathed to the world an emphasis on virtues and vices, happiness as well-being or a life well lived, and rationally motivated action as a mean between extremes. Its influence was felt well beyond antiquity into the Middle Ages, particularly through the writings of St. Thomas Aquinas. In the past century, with the rise of virtue theory in moral philosophy, Aristotle’s ethics has been revived as a source of insight and interest. While most attention has traditionally focused on Aristotle’s famous Nicomachean Ethics, there are several other works written by or attributed to Aristotle that illuminate his ethics: the Eudemian Ethics, the Magna Moralia, and Virtues and Vices. This book brings together all four of these important texts, in thoroughly revised versions of the translations found in the authoritative complete works universally recognized as the standard English edition. Edited and introduced by two of the world’s leading scholars of ancient philosophy, this is an essential volume for anyone interested in the ethical thought of one of the most important philosophers in the Western tradition.



The Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle

The Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle Author Aristotle
ISBN-10 UCAL:$B45459
Release 1869
Pages 393
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The Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle book for free.



The Aristotelian Ethics

The Aristotelian Ethics Author Anthony Kenny
ISBN-10 9780198790938
Release 2016-11-24
Pages 352
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Sir Anthony Kenny presents a second edition of his landmark work The Aristotelian Ethics, which transformed Aristotle studies in 1978 by showing, on stylistic, historical, and philosophical grounds, that the Eudemian Ethics was a mature work with as strong a claim to be Aristotle's ethical masterpiece as the more widely studied Nicomachean Ethics. In this new edition Kenny offers a critical survey of developments in the field since The Aristotelian Ethics was first published. Kenny also addresses the criticisms of his first edition, both accepting those he sees as justified and addressing and refuting those which he feels are unfounded. The book remains essential reading for anyone interested in Aristotle's ethical works, arguably the most influential ever written.



On Virtue Ethics

On Virtue Ethics Author Rosalind Hursthouse
ISBN-10 9780198238188
Release 1999
Pages 275
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Virtue ethics is perhaps the most important development within late 20th-century moral philosophy. Rosalind Hursthouse presents an exposition and defence of her neo-Aristotelian version of virtue ethics.



The Oxford Handbook of the History of Ethics

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Ethics Author Roger Crisp
ISBN-10 9780191655760
Release 2013-01-31
Pages 920
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Philosophical ethics consists in the human endeavour to answer rationally the fundamental question of how we should live. The Oxford Handbook of the History of Ethics explores the history of philosophical ethics in the western tradition from Homer until the present day. It provides a broad overview of the views of many of the main thinkers, schools, and periods, and includes in addition essays on topics such as autonomy and impartiality. The authors are international leaders in their field, and use their expertise and specialist knowledge to illuminate the relevance of their work to discussions in contemporary ethics. The essays are specially written for this volume, and in each case introduce the reader to the main lines of interpretation and criticism that have arisen in the professional history of philosophy over the past two or three decades.



Selected Philosophical Writings

Selected Philosophical Writings Author Saint Thomas (Aquinas)
ISBN-10 0192835858
Release 1998
Pages 452
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St Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) saw religion as part of the natural human propensity to worship. His ability to recognize the naturalness of this phenomenon and simultaneously to go beyond it, to explore spiritual revelation, makes his work fresh and highly readable today. While drawing on a strong distinction between theology and philosophy, Aquinas interleaved them intricately in his writings, which range from an examination of the structures of thought to the concept of God as the endof all things. This accessible new translation chooses substantial passages not only from the indispensable Summa Theologicae, but from many other works, fully illustrating the breadth and progression of Aquinas's philosophy.



Physics

Physics Author Aristotle
ISBN-10 9780486822297
Release 2017-05-17
Pages 272
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For 2,000 years this foundational scientific treatise by the ancient philosopher and scientist was the primary source for explanations of falling rocks, rising flames, circulation of air, other physical phenomena.



The Eudemian Ethics

The Eudemian Ethics Author Aristotle
ISBN-10 9780191620324
Release 2011-07-14
Pages 240
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'We are looking for the things that enable us to live a noble and happy life...and what prospects decent people will have of acquiring any of them.' The Eudemian Ethics is a major treatise on moral philosophy whose central concern is what makes life worth living. Aristotle considers the role of happiness, and what happiness consists of, and he analyses various factors that contribute to it: human agency, the relation between action and virtue, and the concept of virtue itself. Moral and intellectual virtues are classified and considered, and finally the roles of friendship and pleasure. It deals with the same issues as the better-known Nicomachean Ethics, with which it holds three books in common, and its special qualities, as well as the similarities and differences between the two works, are of fundamental concern to anyone interested in Aristotle's philosophy. This is the first time the Eudemian Ethics has been published in its entirety in any modern language. Anthony Kenny's fine translation is accompanied by a lucid introduction and explanatory notes, which assist the reader in understanding this important work. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.



The Politics of Aristotle

The Politics of Aristotle Author Aristotle
ISBN-10 HARVARD:32044075190579
Release 1883
Pages 407
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The Politics of Aristotle has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Politics of Aristotle also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Politics of Aristotle book for free.



Aristotle s Nicomachean Ethics Book VII

Aristotle s Nicomachean Ethics  Book VII Author Carlo Natali
ISBN-10 9780191565380
Release 2009-02-26
Pages 306
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A distinguished international team of scholars under the editorship of Carlo Natali have collaborated to produce a systematic, chapter-by-chapter study of one of the most influential texts in the history of moral philosophy. The seventh book of Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics discusses weakness of will in its first ten chapters, then turns in the last four chapters to pleasure and its relation to the supreme human good.



Aristotle s Ethics

Aristotle s Ethics Author David Bostock
ISBN-10 0198752652
Release 2000
Pages 255
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David Bostock presents a fresh critical introduction to one of the great classics of moral philosophy. Aristotle's Nicomachaen Ethics is and deserves to be his most widely studied work, for much of what it has to say is still important for today's debate on the problems of ethics. In this new book, David Bostock guides the reader through explanations and evaluations of all the main themes of Aristotle's work, paying due attention to questions of interpretation, and the differing views of a range of commentators. The emphasis is on the philosophical merits and demerits of the doctrines that emerge and these are critically discussed in simple and straightforward terminology. Each chapter concludes with suggestions for further reading on the themes and ideas discussed within the chapter, and the book finishes with an evaluation of the Ethics as a whole. Bostock provides the ideal companion to study of this great work, helping the reader to engage with its ideas and arguments as living philosophy.



Selected Myths

Selected Myths Author Plato,
ISBN-10 9780199552559
Release 2009-02-26
Pages 208
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This volume brings together ten of the most celebrated Platonic myths, from eight of Plato's dialogues ranging from the early Protagoras and Gorgias to the late Timaeus and Critias. They include the famous myth of the cave from Republic as well as 'The Judgement of Souls' and 'The Birth of Love'. Each myth is a self-contained story, prefaced by a short explanatory note, while the introduction considers Plato's use of myth and imagery.