Aristotle Nicomachean Ethics

Author: Aristotle
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521635462
Release Date: 2000-03-30
Genre: Literary Criticism

Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, based on lectures that he gave in Athens in the fourth century BCE, is one of the most significant works in moral philosophy, and has profoundly influenced the whole course of subsequent philosophical endeavour. It is soundly located within a philosophical tradition, but its argument differs markedly from those of Plato and Socrates in its emphasis on the exercise - as opposed to the mere possession - of virtue as the key to human happiness, offering seminal discussions of ethical issues that are practical in their intent. Topics covered include the role of luck in human wellbeing, moral education, responsibility, courage, justice, moral weakness, friendship and pleasure. This accessible new translation by Roger Crisp follows the Greek text closely and also provides a non-Greek-reader with the flavour of the original. The volume also includes a historical and philosophical introduction and notes on further reading.

The Cambridge Companion to Aristotle s Nicomachean Ethics

Author: Ronald Polansky
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139991421
Release Date: 2014-06-23
Genre: Philosophy

Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics is the first and arguably most important treatise on ethics in Western philosophy. It remains to this day a compelling reflection on the best sort of human life and continues to inspire contemporary thought and debate. This Cambridge Companion includes twenty essays by leading scholars of Aristotle and ancient philosophy that cover the major issues of this text. The essays in this volume shed light on Aristotle's rigorous and challenging thinking on questions such as: can there be a practical science of ethics? What is happiness? Are we responsible for our character? How does moral virtue relate to good thinking? Can we act against our reasoned choice? What is friendship? Is the contemplative life the highest kind of life? Covering all sections of the Nicomachean Ethics and selected topics in Aristotle's Eudemian Ethics and Protrepticus, this volume offers the reader a solid foundation in Aristotle's ethical philosophy.

Aristotle Eudemian Ethics

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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139618946
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Philosophy

Aristotle's Eudemian Ethics has been unjustly neglected in comparison with its more famous counterpart the Nicomachean Ethics. This is in large part due to the fact that until recently no complete translation of the work has been available. But the Eudemian Ethics is a masterpiece in its own right, offering valuable insights into Aristotle's ideas on virtue, happiness and the good life. This volume offers a translation by Brad Inwood and Raphael Woolf that is both fluent and exact, and an introduction in which they help the reader to gain a deeper understanding both of the Eudemian Ethics and of its relation to the Nicomachean Ethics and to Aristotle's ethical thought as a whole. The explanatory notes address Aristotle's many references to other works, people and events. The volume will be of interest to students and scholars of the history of ethics, ancient and moral philosophy, and Aristotle studies.

Aristotle s Nicomachean Ethics

Author: Michael Pakaluk
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521817420
Release Date: 2005-08-25
Genre: Philosophy

This is an engaging and accessible introduction to Aristotle's great masterpiece of moral philosophy. Michael Pakaluk gives 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. There is also a useful section on how to read an Aristotelian text. This book will be invaluable for all student readers encountering one of the most important and influential works of Western philosophy.

Aristotle Eudemian Ethics

Author: Aristotle
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521198486
Release Date: 2013
Genre: History

Offers a fluent and readable translation of the Eudemian Ethics, including explanatory notes.

The Reception of Aristotle s Ethics

Author: Jon Miller
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521513883
Release Date: 2012-12-13
Genre: Philosophy

A new collection of thirteen essays, covering the reception of Aristotle's ethics from the ancient world to the twentieth century. Provides both a history of reception and conceptual analysis for each figure or school. For students of philosophy and of the history of ethics and ideas.

Nicomachean Ethics

Author: Aristotle
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 9781425000868
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Philosophy

"Nicomachean Ethics" is considered as one of the greatest work by Aristotle. In this book he argues that virtue is more significant for human beings than pride, pleasure and happiness. According to him virtue can be described in two ways, moral virtue and intellectual virtue. A balanced combination of both is the key to an ideal life. Thought-provoking!

Von der Ursache dem Princip und dem Einen

Author: Giordano Bruno
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 9783843051392
Release Date: 2016-11-01
Genre: Philosophy

Giordano Bruno: Von der Ursache, dem Princip und dem Einen Erstdruck unter dem Titel »De la causa, principio, et uno«, Venedig (d. i. London) 1584; erste deutsche Übersetzung in: T. A. Rixner und T. Siber, Leben und Lehrmeinungen berühmter Physiker, Sulzbach 1824, Heft 5. Der Text folgt der Übersetzung durch Adolf Lasson (1872 u. ö.), die aus dem »Widmungsschreiben« nur die abschließenden Gedichte enthält. Neuausgabe mit einer Biographie des Autors. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2016. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: Giordano Bruno: Von der Ursache, dem Prinzip und dem Einen. Aus dem Italienischen übersetzt und mit erläuternden Anmerkungen versehen von Adolf Lasson. Dritte verbesserte Auflage, Leipzig: Dürr, 1902 (Philosophische Bibliothek, Bd. 21). Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11 pt.

Aquinas and the Nicomachean Ethics

Author: Tobias Hoffmann
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107002678
Release Date: 2013-07-25
Genre: Philosophy

Discusses Aquinas's reception of Aristotle's work, exploring how Aquinas adopts, corrects or transforms key themes from Aristotle's ethics.

Kant Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals

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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107378322
Release Date: 2012-04-19
Genre: Philosophy

Published in 1785, Immanuel Kant's Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals ranks alongside Plato's Republic and Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics as one of the most profound and influential works in moral philosophy ever written. In Kant's own words, its aim is to identify and corroborate the supreme principle of morality, the categorical imperative. He argues that human beings are ends in themselves, never to be used by anyone merely as a means, and that universal and unconditional obligations must be understood as an expression of the human capacity for autonomy and self-governance. As such, they are laws of freedom. This volume contains Mary Gregor's acclaimed translation of the text into English, revised by Jens Timmermann, and an accessible, updated introduction by Christine Korsgaard.

Melancholy and the Care of the Soul

Author: Jeremy Schmidt
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 0754657485
Release Date: 2007-01-01
Genre: History

This book furthers our understanding of the issue of melancholy in early modern culture by examining the extensive discussions of melancholy in seventeenth- and eighteenth- century religious and moral philosophical publications, many of which have receive