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People have not changed significantly in the many years since Aristotle first lectured on ethics at the Lyceum in Athens. The human types and problems covered in CliffsNotes on Aristotles Ethics are familiar to everyone. The rules of conduct and explanations of virtue and goodness that he proposes can help people of all eras better understand their role in society.
This study guide allows you to make your way through Aristotles famous essays with confidence. Youll find clear summaries and explanations of each major theme. Other features that help you study include
- Introduction to the life of Aristotle
- Overview of the main points of Aristotles ethical philosophy
- Summaries and critical commentaries of the complete Nichomachean Ethics
- Review questions
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A most important text, over 2,000 years old, holds true even today. Aristotle's ethical system insists that there are no known absolute moral standards and that any ethical theory must be based in part on an understanding of psychology and grounded in the realities of daily life.