Notes on the Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle

Notes on the Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle


  • Release: 2013-09
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ... is voit, resulting in the function of vo'70-ir or Btapla, often characterised as 'divine.' But the same organising principle, which appears in man as voit, appears in the irrational animals (and in plants) as a nisus impelling them to purify the specific form, or ?8or, from the incidents of individual decay and death, and make it eternal in the race (see de An. ii. 4. 415 a. 29). While individual animals seem to live Koto wdBos, for themselves, and to satisfy merely their own immediate wants, there is all the while at work within them 'an eternal principle not themselves' (6u6v ), by which their behaviour is regulated in conformity with a plan which includes all Nature: romin-ijs dpxnt jjprrfrai 6 uvpayis nai j/ tpvait (Mel. A. 7. 1072 b. 13). The Aristotelian God is the abstract of all the various modes of the organising nisus in Nature. He is described as iripytia di3ios--eternal function; and this eternal function is also said to be 17801//) Met. A. 7. 1072 b. 16). Inasmuch, then, as the lives, or Mpyam, of all creatures are particular cases of this one cWp-vfia dtdiot, which is li&otri, all creatures may be said T jv avrrjv diaMi sokijk. Ociok Cf. de An. ii. 4. 415 a. 29, where it is said that living creatures propagate their kinds 1a Tov dl al row 6Wou /iituhw jj dvrtunrat.-n-apaPdXXf iv els auT s sc. tavrois according to Michelet: but b. 34. the Index takes it intransitively=' to pass over to' 'to incline to': SO the Aid. Schol. ol irXtiovts itpbs Tar aioparucat paikop penouo-i. Sid T6 p.oVa.5 oflV yfupipous K.t.x. Cf. the simile M.M. ii. 7. 1205 D. 35. b. 13 dAX ol pdoKovrs aval Tr/v Tjbnvv ov cnroi/daiai, vfnovBaoiv olov ui pi/ flSoTts TO viKTap olovrai roiif Bcovs owov itlvfiv, leal...

Nicomachean Ethics

Nicomachean Ethics


  • Release: 2014-02-26
  • Publisher: Hackett Publishing
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An excellent new translation and commentary. It will serve newcomers as an informative, accessible introduction to the Nicomachean Ethics and to many issues in Aristotle’s philosophy, but also has much to offer advanced scholars. The commentary is noteworthy for its frequent citations of relevant passages from other works in Aristotle’s corpus, which often shed new light on the texts. Reeve’s translation is meticulous: it hits the virtuous mean--accurate and technical, yet readable--between translation’s vicious extremes of faithlessness and indigestibility.--Jessica Moss, New York University

The Nicomachean Ethics

The Nicomachean Ethics


  • Release: 2009-06-11
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
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'Happiness, then, is the best, noblest, and most pleasant thing in the world.' In the Nicomachean Ethics Aristotle's guiding question is: what is the best thing for a human being? His answer is happiness, but he means, not something we feel, but rather a specially good kind of life. Happiness is made up of activities in which we use the best human capacities, both ones that contribute to our flourishing as members of a community, and ones that allow us to engage in god-like contemplation. Contemporary ethical writings on the role and importance of the moral virtues such as courage and justice have drawn inspiration from this work, which also contains important discussions on responsibility for actions, on the nature of practical reasoning, and on friendship and its role in the best life. This new edition retains and lightly revises David Ross's justly admired translation. It also includes a valuable introduction to this seminal work, and notes designed to elucidate Aristotle's arguments. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

CliffsNotes on Aristotle s Ethics

CliffsNotes on Aristotle s Ethics


  • Release: 2004-03-25
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. 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 Aristotle’s 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 Aristotle’s famous essays with confidence. You’ll 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 Aristotle’s ethical philosophy Summaries and critical commentaries of the complete Nichomachean Ethics Review questions Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.