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Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, based on lectures that he gave in Athens in the fourth century BCE, is one of the most significant works in moral philosophy, and has profoundly influenced the whole course of subsequent philosophical endeavor. Topics covered include the role of luck in human wellbeing, responsibility, courage, justice, friendship and pleasure. This accessible new translation follows the Greek text closely and also provides a non-Greek reader with something of the flavor of the original. The volume also includes a historical and philosophical introduction and notes on further reading.
Series: Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy
Paperback: 259 pages
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (April 13, 2000)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
Shipping Weight: 15.8 ounces
Right next to the ROT for my purposes.
20 people found this helpful.
on August 24, 2012
By The Great Penguin Adventure
I’ll spare you my thoughts on the Nicomachean Ethics. I’ll spare you my thoughts on Aristotle. If you’ve gotten this far in your search for a copy of the text, then you probably don’t need to be told how wonderful Aristotle is. I’ll just assume for the sake of my review that you’re looking at various translations, perhaps because you don’t read Greek and can’t do your own. The revised Oxford translation is preferred by many of my colleagues. The Hackett, which was my first edition of the Nicomachean Ethics, seems to be generally regarded as inferior to the ROT. I still have a soft spot for aspects of Irwin’s translation, but I don’t use it when I’m writing and I don’t use it to check my own translations. There are a couple of other newer translations floating around (Broadie and Rowe, Bartlett and Collins) but I have very limited experience with them.
A must read !
on December 31, 2014
By olweny Charles
All the work [books] are done in one piece, not bulky, reading it is like a teach your self-simple understandable language for even graduate students. I recommend it for all the students of Aristotle’s philosophy.
Worth the dollar!
on February 6, 2014
Bought this for my ethics class. Instead of paying like $12 for the physical book, I got this for a dollar. Interesting and good for the class. Only complaint is that this translation doesn’t have the titles that the physical book does.
there is nothing more important to living a good life than reading this text and living its advice
on August 26, 2016
By Tim Mcclennen
A decent edition of one of the most important books ever written. Seriously, there is nothing more important to living a good life than reading this text and living its advice.
Aristotle is excellent
on March 17, 2015
There is a reason he is still read thousands of years later.
on April 19, 2015
It’s a classic.
on October 7, 2015
By DANIEL SAVESCU
Doing the right thing
12 people found this helpful.
on September 11, 2005
By FrKurt Messick
Aristotle was a philosopher in search of the chief good for human beings. This chief good is eudaimonia, which is often translated as ‘happiness’ (but can also be translated as ‘thriving’ or ‘flourishing’). Aristotle sees pleasure, honour and virtue as significant ‘wants’ for people, and then argues that virtue is the most important of these.
Its a book what can I say.
on March 2, 2015
A little more writing (and highlighter marks) in it then described, but hey it was cheap.
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