Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics (Paperback)

Author: Aristotle

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Publisher Univ of Chicago Pr
Mfg Part# 9780226026756
SKU 225015260
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0226026752
Release Date 4/1/2012
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Dimensions (in Inches) 8.5H x 5.75L x 1T
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The greatest of Greek philosophers was born the son of Nicomachus, physician to the king of Macedon, Amyntas II. His father died when Aristotle was a boy, so Aristotle was brought up by a guardian, Proxenus. He was sent to the school of Plato in Athens at age 18 (c. 367 B.C.), where he spent 20 years learning and teaching the philosophical and scientific ideas of the time. Following Plato's death in 347, Aristotle opened a school of philosophy at the court of Hermias, King of Atarneus in Mysia, Assos, who had also been a student at Plato's Academy. Aristotle married Hermias's adopted daughter. After about three years there, Aristotle moved to the island of Lesbos. Following this period, he was hired as a tutor to the young Alexander, son of Philip II of Macedon, and the future Alexander the Great. In 355, he opened a school northeast of Athens--the Lyceum--where he taught for 13 years and wrote many of his major texts. Alexander assisted in financing Aristotle's career there. A year after Alexander's death in 322 and following an anti-Macedonian movement in Athens, Aristotle died in exile. He was the first philosopher to analyze the facets which make up "knowledge," and to dissect the components of knowledge across different disciplines, including the sciences, metaphysics, and psychology. Much of Aristotle's work exists only in fragments or from second-hand accounts, yet a substantial body of work remains on virtually every topic significant to philosophy.
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Editors Note 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 knowledge of Aristotle's thought, Robert C. Bartlett and Susan D. Collins have produced here an English-language translation of the Ethics that is as remarkably faithful to the original as it is graceful in its rendering.Aristotle is well known for the precision with which he chooses his words, and in this elegant translation his work has found its ideal match. Bartlett and Collins provide copious notes and a glossary providing context and further explanation for students, as well as an introduction and a substantial interpretive essay that sketch central arguments of the work and the seminal place of Aristotle's Ethics in his political philosophy as a whole.The Nicomachean Ethics has engaged the serious interest of readers across centuries and civilizations?of peoples ancient, medieval, and modern; pagan, Christian, Muslim, and Jewish?and this new edition will take its place as the standard English-language translation.
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