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The Nicomachean Ethics (Penguin Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

Of Aristotle’s works, few have had as lasting an influence on subsequent Western thought as The Nicomachean Ethics. In it, he argues that happiness consists in “activity of the soul in accordance with virtue,” defining “virtue” as both moral (courage, generosity, and justice) and intellectual (knowledge, wisdom, and insight). Aristotle also discusses the nature of practical reasoning, the different forms of friendship, and the relationship between individual virtue and the state. Featuring a lucid translation, a new introduction, updated suggestions for further reading, and a chronology of Aristotle’s life and works, this is the authoritative edition of a seminal intellectual masterpiece.

  • New Introduction and bibliography by acclaimed scholar Jonathan Barnes
  • New chronology of Aristotle's life and works

About the Author

Aristotle (384–322 b.c.) studied under Plato at the Academy and later established his school, the Lyceum, which attracted a large number of scholars.

Jonathan Barnes is professor of ancient philosophy at the University of Geneva. He translated and edited the Penguin Classics edition of Early Greek Philosophy.

J. A. K. Thomson was professor emeritus of classics at Kin‛s College, London, until his death in 1959.

Hugh Tredennick was professor of classics at Royal Holloway College and Dean of the Faculty of Arts at London University.

Table of Contents

The Nicomachean Ethics Preface

Chronology

Introduction

Further Reading

A Note on the Text

Synopsis

The Nicomachean Ethics

Book I: The Object of Life

Book II: Moral Goodness

Book III: Moral Responsibility: Two Virtues

Book IV: Other Moral Virtues

Book V: Justice

Book VI: Intellectual Virtues

Book VII: Continence and Incontinence: THe Nature of Pleasure

Book VIII: The Kinds of Friendship

Book IX: The Grounds of Friendship

Book X: Pleasure and the Life of Happiness

Appendix 1: Table of Virtues and Vices

Appendix 2: Pythagoreanism

Appendix 3: The Sophists and Socrates

Appendix 4: Plato's Theory of Forms

Appendix 5: The Catagories

Appendix 6: Substance and Change

Appendix 7: Nature and Theology

Appendix 8: The Practical Syllogism

Appendix 9: Pleasure and Process

Appendix 10: Liturgies

Appendix 11: Aristotle in the Middle Ages

Glossary of Greek Words

Index of Names

Subject Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140449495
Translator:
Barnes, Jonathan
Revised:
Thomson, J. A. K.
Translator:
Thomson, J. A. K.
Revised by:
Tredennick, Hugh
Revised:
Tredennick, Hugh
Author:
Tredennick, Hugh
Author:
Barnes, Jonathan
Author:
Aristotle
Author:
Thomson, J. A. K.
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Ethics
Subject:
Philosophy | Ethics
Edition Description:
Further Rev
Series:
Penguin Classics
Publication Date:
20040331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
7.72x5.06x.97 in. .66 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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