The Nicomachean ethics

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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford (Oxfordshire), New York .

Written in English

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  • Ethics

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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StatementAristotle ; translated with an introduction by David Ross ; revised by J.L. Ackrill and J.O. Urmson.
SeriesOxford world"s classics, Oxford world"s classics (Oxford University Press)
ContributionsRoss, W. D. 1877-, Ackrill, J. L., Urmson, J. O.
LC ClassificationsB430.A5 R67 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationxxxvi, 283 p. ;
Number of Pages283
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL486360M
ISBN 10019283407X
LC Control Number98215714

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Nicomachean Ethics By Aristotle Written B.C.E Book I: 1 Every art and every inquiry, and similarly every action and pursuit, is thought to aim at some good; and for this reason the good has rightly been declared to be that at which all things aim.

Book 1, Chapter 5. People generally form their understanding of the good from the type of life they lead, and there are roughly three types of lives: the lives of gratification, of political activity, and of study.

Those who lead lives of gratification choose a life that’s fit “for grazing animals.”. 1 Virtue, then, being of two kinds, intellectual and moral, intellectual virtue in the main owes both its birth and its growth to teaching (for which reason it requires experience and time), while moral virtue comes about as a result of habit, whence also its name (ethike) is one that is formed by a slight variation from the word ethos (habit).

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Book 3 1. Virtue however is concerned with emotions and actions, and it is only voluntary feelings and actions for which praise and blame are given; those that.

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Dec 15,  · Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle It is the purpose of the study of ethics to discover the nature of the highest good and to find the appropriate means. Book 2 1. Virtue being, as we have seen, of two kinds, intellectual and moral, intellectual virtue is for the most part both produced and increased by instruction, and therefore requires experience and time; whereas moral or ethical virtue is the product of habit (ethos), and has indeed derived its name, with a slight variation of form, from that word.

1 1. [2]. Book 2, Chapter 4. Aristotle admits that his comparison between crafts and virtues doesn’t hold in every way. For example, it’s not enough that action in accordance with the virtues be done; the person who does the action must also be in the right state at the time—having decided to act accordingly and done the action “from a firm and unchanging state.”.

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The Nicomachean Ethics The Nicomachean ethics book Aristotle Author: Aristotle, Frank Hesketh Peters Created Date: 9/10/ PM. Sep 30,  · A brilliant thinker with wide-ranging interests, he wrote important works in physics, biology, poetry, politics, morality, metaphysics, and ethics.

In the Nicomachean Ethics, which he is said to have dedicated to his son Nicomachus, Aristotle's guiding question is what is the best thing for a human being. His answer is happiness/5(81).

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Ethics and politics are closely related, for politics is the science of creating a society in which men can live the good life and develop their full potential. Subjects Covered in The Nicomachean Ethics.

Book I, Chap. Nature of Ethics and methods of studying Ethics. Nicomachean Ethics Book X By Aristotle Written B.C.E Translated by W.

Ross Book X 1 After these matters we ought perhaps next to discuss pleasure. For it. In many ways this work parallels the similar Eudemian Ethics, which has only eight books, and the two works can be fruitfully compared.

Books V, VI, and VII of the Nicomachean Ethics are identical to Books IV, V, and VI of the Eudemian Ethics. Apr 23,  · The Nicomachean Ethics is one of Aristotle’s most widely read and influential works.

Ideas central to ethics—that happiness is the end of human endeavor, that moral virtue is formed through action and habituation, and that good action requires prudence—found their most powerful proponent in the person medieval scholars simply called “the Philosopher.”/5.

The Nicomachean Ethics is one of Aristotle’s most widely read and influential works. Ideas central to ethics—that happiness is the end of human endeavor, that moral virtue is formed through action and habituation, and that good action requires prudence—found their most powerful proponent in the person medieval scholars simply called “the Philosopher.” Drawing on their intimate.

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Aug 28,  · First, it’s not a well-written book. Scholars believe that Nicomachean Ethics is basically a compilation of class notes from Aristotle’s students, now divided into ten short books, so, stylistically speaking, Plato’s Republic, which is written in dialogue form, is.

A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library Library of Congress cataloguing in publication data Aristotle. [Nicomachean ethics. English] Nicomachean ethics / Aristotle: translated and edited by Roger Crisp.

– (Cambridge texts in the history of philosophy) Includes index. isbn 0 8 1. Ethics. Summary. The meaning of justice constitutes the subject matter of this book.

It is one of the most important topics discussed in the Nicomachean Ethics for justice was often used by the Greeks in a manner that was practically synonymous with will be recalled that in Plato's Republic the theme of the entire book was an attempt to find a satisfactory answer to the question "What is.

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You may find these useful starting points. Mar 30,  · In The Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle sets out to examine the nature of happiness. He argues that happiness consists in 'activity of the soul in accordance with virtue', for example with moral virtues, such as courage, generosity and justice, and intellectual virtues, /5(K).

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Good question, right. We all want to know the answer to that one. And Aristotle pondered this question long and hard. Apr 24,  · The Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle is the most influential book of the moral Kant to John Rawls, all philosophers have discussed the issue with Aristotle on the good life and on happiness.

To summarize, Aristotle raises the question of virtue: How should we act. How to live. The man, he said, must act according to reason. The moral of Aristotle is an ethics based on /5. Notes on Nicomachean Ethics I Book I, Chapter 7. Eudaimonia (happiness; "living well and doing well") is that for the sake of which all other things are done, and it is "final" (ultimate and complete) and "self-sufficient": it is pursued for its own sake.

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Addressing the question of how men should best live, Aristotle's treatise is. The Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle The Nicomachean Ethics is the name normally given to Aristotle's best-known work on ethics.

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Starting from the premise that every action and discipline is oriented toward some goal or good, Aristotle tries in book 1 of the Nicomachean Ethics to determine the goals toward which human life.

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Notes on Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics A (Question: how complete is this list meant to be. Look at Stetson handout.) Note the practical advice in Book 2, chap.

Aristotle then discusses some of the preconditions of virtue: voluntariness and its relation to force .

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