The Nicomachean Ethics
Previously published as Ethics, Aristotle's The Nicomachean Ethics addresses the question of how to live well, and originates the concept of cultivating a virtuous character as the basis of his ethical system. This Penguin Classics edition is translated from the Greek by J.A.K. Thomson with revisions and notes by Hugh Tredennick, and an introduction and bibliography by Jonathan Barnes. 'One swallow does not make a summer; neither does one day. Similarly neither can one day, or a brief space of time, make a man blessed and happy' 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, such as knowledge, wisdom and insight. The Ethics also discusses the nature of practical reasoning, the value and the objects of pleasure, the different forms of friendship, and the relationship between individual virtue, society and the State. Aristotle's work has had a profound and lasting influence on all subsequent Western thought about ethical matters. Aristotle (384-22 BC) studied at the Academy of Plato for 20 years and then established his own school and research institute, 'The Lyceum'. His writings, which were of extraordinary range, profoundly affected the whole course of ancient and medieval philosophy and are still eagerly studied and debated by philosophers today. If you enjoyed The Nicomachean Ethics, you might like Plato's The Symposium, also available in Penguin Classics.
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If you are going to walk, you may as well learn to walk in the proper way. If you are going to eat, you may as well learn the art of eating. Which one is the salad fork? Aristotle thinks we achieve ... Read full review
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Aristotle compiled a grand treatis upon the ethics of virtues such as happiness, bravery, pleasure, courage to name a few. This is a very well thought out way for one to conducts one's life. I would recommend this book to all over the age of 12. It takes some hard study and much intraspection. Read full review
The Object of Life
Moral Responsibility Two Virtues
Other Moral Virtues
Continence and Incontinence The Nature of Pleasure
The Kinds of Friendship
Appendix 4 Platos Theory of Forms
Appendix 5 The Categories
Appendix 6 Substance and Change
Appendix 7 Nature and Theology
Appendix 8 The Practical Syllogism
Appendix 9 Pleasure and Process
Appendix 10 Liturgies
Appendix 11 Aristotle in the Middle Ages
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