The Nicomachean Ethics

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The Nicomachean Ethics
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Paperback, Oxford Univ Pr, 2009, ISBN13 9780199213610, ISBN10 0199213615

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A student of Plato and a teacher of Alexander the Great, Aristotle is one of the towering figures in Western thought. 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. "Happiness", he wrote, "is the best, noblest, and most pleasant thing in the world". But he means not something we feel, not an emotion, but rather an especially 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, practical reasoning, and on the role of friendship in creating the best life.

This new edition combines David Ross's classic translation, lightly revised by Lesley Brown, with a new and invaluable introduction and explanatory notes. A glossary of key terms and comprehensive index, as well as a fully updated bibliography, add further value to this exceptional new edition.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum 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, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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Contributed by: Ross, David
Contributed by: Brown, Lesley
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publish Date: Jul 15, 2009
ISBN-13: 9780199213610
ISBN-10: 0199213615
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 368
Written in: ENG
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.52
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 7.4 x 5.2 x 0.7
Walmart No.: 9780199213610
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