The Nicomachean Ethics

The Nicomachean Ethics

eBook - 1998
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Oxford University Press
This revised translation of Aristotle's classic treatise contains all ten books of his vastly influential work of moral philosophy. Founded on the famous doctrine of the golden mean, which advocates taking the middle course between excess and deficiency, the book offers an illuminating discource on moral virtue, intellectual virtue, pleasure, friendship, happiness, and many other topics.

Publisher: Oxford (Oxfordshire) ; New York : Oxford University Press, [1998]
ISBN: 9780585173849
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxxvi, 284 pages)


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RoninDRE Nov 24, 2012

I read this after reading Michael Sandel's Justice, wanting to read the original works. The writing, diction, terminology can be difficult at times-- requiring frequently referring to the translator notes and introduction, but what you get, at least in the first 5 chapters and tenth chapter, is a well-thought work on what is to be a good human being, a theme we don't here about much -- at least unpoliticized. Happiness according to Aristotle is fulfilling your potential as a human being, which requires not only education and contemplation- or just knowing what's right - but action. Likes anything else, for character too practice makes perfect. Read this and decide for yourself if he is right.
I wish I had read this book sooner. If you have the time, I highly recommend this book.

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