Synopses & Reviews
The Focus Philosophical Library publishes clear, faithful editions by renowned scholars and teachers enabling access for modern students to essential ideas and wisdom of the world’s greatest thinkers.Renowned philosophy professor Joe Sachs presents an accessible and faithful translation; an inspirational addition to the Focus Philosophical Library. Other Joe Sachs titles available from Focus Publishing:
Plato: Gorgias and Aristotle: Rhetoric
Socrates and The Sophists
"Sachs’s translations of Aristotle are truly exemplary. They combine a rare sensitivity to Aristotle’s use of the Greek language with an English style that is straightforward and imaginative. But what makes Sachs’s translations even more noteworthy is their attunement to the thought that is indicated by Aristotle’s words, an attunement born of a profound awareness of the untranslatability of this thought into modern philosophical concepts. For anyone seriously interested in Aristotle’s philosophy, Sachs’s translations are indispensable."
—Burt Hopkins, Seattle University
"Sachs’s translations are unequaled in making accessible to Greekless readers an Aristotle undistorted by the influence of Latin. In addition, his helpful glossaries not only explain his own translational choices, but also inform readers of common alternatives, thereby enabling them to cope with the secondary literature. His are my translations of choice, for both introductory and advanced courses."
—Alan White, Williams College
A lucid and useful translation of one of Aristotle's primary works by a master teacher. Designed for courses in undergraduate philosophy, as well as for the general reader interested in the major works of western civilization.
Focus Philosophical Library's edition of Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics
is a lucid and useful translation of one of Aristotle's major works for the student of undergraduate philosophy, as well as for the general reader interested in the major works of western civilization. This edition includes notes and a glossary, intending to provide the reader with some sense of the terms and the concepts as they were understood by Aristotle’s immediate audience.
Focus Philosophical Library books are distinguished by their commitment to faithful, clear, and consistent translations of texts and the rich world part and parcel of those texts.
Joe Sach's edition of Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics is a lucid and useful translation of one of Aristotle's major works for the student of undergraduate philosophy, as well as for the general reader interested in the major works of western civilization. Includes an introductory essay and a glossary of words and concepts.
About the Author
Joe Sachs taught for thirty years at St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland. In addition to Nicomachean Ethics, he has translated Aristotle's Physics, Metaphysics, and On the Soul and, for the Focus Philosophical Library, Aristotle's Poetics, and Plato's Theaetetus and Republic.
Table of Contents
Preface to this Translation, vii
Book I, 1
Book II, 21
Book III, 36
Book IV, 58
Book V, 79
Book VI, 102
Book VII, 118
Book VIII, 143
Book IX, 162
Book X, 180