The Nicomachean Ethics

Author: Aristotle

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853264610

Category: Fiction

Page: 287

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This work contains Artistotle's views on what makes a good human life. It has served as an influence on the history of ideas and offers insights into the human condition.
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Aquinas and the Nicomachean Ethics

Author: Tobias Hoffmann,Jörn Müller,Matthias Perkams

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107276403

Category: Philosophy

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Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics is the text which had the single greatest influence on Aquinas's ethical writings, and the historical and philosophical value of Aquinas's appropriation of this text provokes lively debate. In this volume of new essays, thirteen distinguished scholars explore how Aquinas receives, expands on and transforms Aristotle's insights about the attainability of happiness, the scope of moral virtue, the foundation of morality and the nature of pleasure. They examine Aquinas's commentary on the Ethics and his theological writings, above all the Summa theologiae. Their essays show Aquinas to be a highly perceptive interpreter, but one who also brings certain presuppositions to the Ethics and alters key Aristotelian notions for his own purposes. The result is a rich and nuanced picture of Aquinas's relation to Aristotle that will be of interest to readers in moral philosophy, Aquinas studies, the history of theology and the history of philosophy.
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The Nicomachean Ethics

Author: Aristotle

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140449495

Category: Philosophy

Page: 329

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Previously published as Ethics, Aristotle's The Nicomachean Ethics addresses the question of how to live well, and originates the concept of cultivating a virtuous character as the basis of his ethical system. This Penguin Classics edition is translated from the Greek by J.A.K. Thomson with revisions and notes by Hugh Tredennick, and an introduction and bibliography by Jonathan Barnes. 'One swallow does not make a summer; neither does one day. Similarly neither can one day, or a brief space of time, make a man blessed and happy' In The Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle sets out to examine the nature of happiness. He argues that happiness consists in 'activity of the soul in accordance with virtue', for example with moral virtues, such as courage, generosity and justice, and intellectual virtues, such as knowledge, wisdom and insight. The Ethics also discusses the nature of practical reasoning, the value and the objects of pleasure, the different forms of friendship, and the relationship between individual virtue, society and the State. Aristotle's work has had a profound and lasting influence on all subsequent Western thought about ethical matters. Aristotle (384-22 BC) studied at the Academy of Plato for 20 years and then established his own school and research institute, 'The Lyceum'. His writings, which were of extraordinary range, profoundly affected the whole course of ancient and medieval philosophy and are still eagerly studied and debated by philosophers today. If you enjoyed The Nicomachean Ethics, you might like Plato's The Symposium, also available in Penguin Classics.
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Ethics

The Nicomachean Ethics

Author: Aristotle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ethics

Page: 289

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The Nicomachean Ethics

Author: Aristotle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ethics

Page: 649

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Nearly all the works Aristotle (384-322 BCE) prepared for publication are lost; the priceless ones extant are lecture-materials, notes, and memoranda (some are spurious). They can be categorized as practical; logical; physical; metaphysical; on art; other; fragments.
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The Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle

Translated, with Notes, Original and Selected; An Analytical Introduction; And Questions for the Use of Students (Classic Reprint)

Author: Aristotle

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9781396836183

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Page: 436

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Excerpt from The Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle: Translated, With Notes, Original and Selected; An Analytical Introduction; And Questions for the Use of Students Him to convey accurately the meaning of the author, whilst he has entil retranslated such as he thought failed in this. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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