Aristotle's Eudemian ethics, books I, II, and VIII
It has long been recognized that anyone seriously interested in Aristotle's moral philosophy will need to take full account of the Eudemian Ethics, a work still gravely neglected in favor of the better-known Nicomachean Ethics. The relation between the two continues to be the subject oflively scholarly debate. This volume contains a translation of three of the eight books of the Eudemian Ethics--those that are likely to be of most interest to philosophers today--together with a philosophical commentary on these books from a contemporary point of view. Intended to serve the needsof readers of Aristotle without a knowledge of Greek, this book's aim in translation has been to give as accurate an idea as possible of Aristotle's text; but for the benefit of those who are able to read the original, there are notes on the Greek text used for problematic passages.
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accordance with desire action activity acts under compulsion affections agent's akrasia alternative argues argument Aristotle says Aristotle's belong capacities cause chapter choice clear Commentary common character Compare E.N. conclusion continence correct deliberation Dirlmeier discussion disposition distinction distinguished divine doctrine E. R. Dodds emendation eudaimonia Eudemian Ethics example explained fact fine-and-good follows Form fortune function good-itself hence human ignorance inclination incontinent intellectual virtue interpretation involuntary involves knowledge lacuna luck Magna Moralia mean mentioned Metaphysics natural nepi non-rational object occurs overmastered parallel passage in E.N. phrase phronesis Plato Platonic Form pleasant pleasure and pain possible Posterior Analytics practical wisdom premiss presumably prohairesis qualification question rational Reading reason reference regarded relevant result sake sense sentence simply single science Socrates someone sort soul starting-point suggests theoretical theory theory of Forms things thought translated unpleasant virtue and vice virtue of character virtuous voluntary wish