Medieval Greek Commentaries on the Nicomachean Ethics

Medieval Greek Commentaries on the Nicomachean Ethics
Author: Charles E. Barber,David Todd Jenkins
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 245
Release: 2009
ISBN: 9004173935
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medieval Greek Commentaries on the Nicomachean Ethics Book Excerpt:

Given the enduring importance of Aristotle s "Nicomachean Ethics," it is remarkable to find that there is no extensive surviving commentary on this text from the period between the second century and the twelfth century. This volume is focused on the first of the medieval commentaries, that produced in the early twelfth century by Eustratios of Nicaea, Michael of Ephesus, and an anonymous author in Constantinople. This endeavor was to have a significant impact on the reception of the "Nicomachean Ethics" in Latin and Catholic Europe. For, in the mid-thirteenth century, Robert Grosseteste translated into Latin a manuscript that contained these Byzantine commentators. Both Albertus Magnus and Bonaventure then used this translation as a basis for their discussions of Aristotle's book. Contributors are George Arabatzis, Charles Barber, Linos Benakis, Elizabeth Fisher, Peter Frankopan, Katerina Ierodiakonou, David Jenkins, Anthony Kaldellis and Michele Trizio.

The Nicomachean Ethics

The Nicomachean Ethics
Author: Aristotle
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2019-05-02
ISBN: 0141395249
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Nicomachean Ethics Book Excerpt:

One of the most important philosophical works of all time, in a new Penguin Classics translation. Aristotle's classic treatise is based on his famous doctrine of the golden mean, which advocates taking the middle course between excess and deficiency. Reacting against Plato's absolutism, Aristotle insisted that there are no definitive moral standards, and that ethical philosophy must be based on human nature and experience. Treating such topics as moral worth, intellectual virtue, pleasure, friendship, and happiness, Aristotle's work asks above all: what is the good life and how can we live it?

Aristotle s Nicomachean Ethics

Aristotle s  Nicomachean Ethics
Author: Christopher Warne
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 166
Release: 2006-10-10
ISBN: 1441113509
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aristotle s Nicomachean Ethics Book Excerpt:

Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, based on lectures that he gave in Athens in the fourth century BCE, is one of the most significant works of moral philosophy ever written. Aristotle, though of course influenced by the works of Plato, diverges sharply from his predecessor by making the practice, rather than the possession, of virtue the key to human happiness. By converting ethics from a theoretical to a practical science, and by introducing psychology into his study of behaviour, Aristotle both widened the field of moral philosophy and simultaneously made it more accessible to anyone who seeks an understanding of human nature. The theory of 'Virtue Ethics' Aristotle put forward still continues to be a major position of ethical thought to this day, his influence being strongly present in the work of Elizabeth Anscombe, Phillipa Foot and Alisdair McIntyre.

Aristotle s Nicomachean Ethics

Aristotle   s    Nicomachean Ethics
Author: Otfried Höffe
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 275
Release: 2010-10-07
ISBN: 9047444809
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aristotle s Nicomachean Ethics Book Excerpt:

Anyone interested in theories of moral or human practice will find in Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics one of the few basic models relevant through to today. At the centre of his analysis, both sober and cautious, are such concepts as happiness, virtue, choice, prudence, incontinence, pleasure and friendship. Aristotle’s arguments are by no means of merely historical interest, but continue to exert a key influence on present-day ethical debate.

Aristotle s Nicomachean Ethics

Aristotle s Nicomachean Ethics
Author: Jon Miller
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2011-08-18
ISBN: 1139500201
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aristotle s Nicomachean Ethics Book Excerpt:

Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics is one of the most important ethical treatises ever written, and has had a profound influence on the subsequent development of ethics and moral psychology. This collection of essays, written by both senior and younger scholars in the field, presents a thorough and close examination of the work. The essays address a broad range of issues including the compositional integrity of the Ethics, the nature of desire, the value of emotions, happiness and the virtues. The result is a volume which will challenge and advance the scholarship on the Ethics, establishing new ways of viewing and appreciating the work for all scholars of Aristotle.

An Analysis of Aristotle s Nicomachean Ethics

An Analysis of Aristotle s Nicomachean Ethics
Author: Giovanni Gellera
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 106
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN: 1351352555
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Analysis of Aristotle s Nicomachean Ethics Book Excerpt:

Aristotle, a student of Plato, wrote Nicomachean Ethics in 350 BCE, in a time of extraordinary intellectual development. Over two millennia later, his thorough exploration of virtue, reason, and the ultimate human good still forms the basis of the values at the heart of Western civilization. According to Aristotle, the ultimate human good is eudaimonia, or happiness, which comes from a life of virtuous action. He argues that virtues like justice, restraint, and practical wisdom cannot simply be taught but must be developed over time by cultivating virtuous habits, which can be developed by using practical wisdom and recognizing the desirable middle ground between extremes of human behavior.

Aristotle s Nicomachean Ethics

Aristotle s Nicomachean Ethics
Author: Aristotle
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2012-04-23
ISBN: 0226026752
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aristotle s Nicomachean Ethics Book Excerpt:

Presents Aristotle's celebrated work setting forth his system of moral philosophy.

The Blackwell Guide to Aristotle s Nicomachean Ethics

The Blackwell Guide to Aristotle s Nicomachean Ethics
Author: Richard Kraut
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2008-04-15
ISBN: 1405153148
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Blackwell Guide to Aristotle s Nicomachean Ethics Book Excerpt:

The Blackwell Guide to Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethicsilluminates Aristotle’s ethics for both academics andstudents new to the work, with sixteen newly commissioned essays bydistinguished international scholars. The structure of the book mirrors the organization of theNichomachean Ethics itself. Discusses the human good, the general nature of virtue, thedistinctive characteristics of particular virtues, voluntariness,self-control, and pleasure.

Investigating the Relationship Between Aristotle s Eudemian and Nicomachean Ethics

Investigating the Relationship Between Aristotle   s Eudemian and Nicomachean Ethics
Author: Giulio Di Basilio
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2022-06-17
ISBN: 1000601250
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Investigating the Relationship Between Aristotle s Eudemian and Nicomachean Ethics Book Excerpt:

Specifically focusing on the relationship between the Eudemian and the Nicomachean Ethics, this collection of essays studies major themes from Aristotle’s ethics. This volume builds on a recent revival of interest in Aristotle's Eudemian Ethics, which offers an invaluable complement to the Nicomachean Ethics in the study of the development of Aristotle's ethical ideas. It brings together a series of new studies by leading scholars covering the main points of inquiry raised by the relationship between the two works, exploring their continuities and divergences. At the same time, it showcases a variety of approaches to and perspectives on the main questions posed by Aristotle’s ethical thought. Investigating the Relationship Between Aristotle’s Eudemian and Nicomachean Ethics is offered as a contribution to long-standing debates over Aristotle's ethical thinking, as well as an inspiration for new approaches, which take both of his surviving ethical treatises seriously. The volume will be of interest to students and scholars of ancient philosophy and ethics, particularly Aristotle’s two ethics.

The Arabic Version of the Nicomachean Ethics

The Arabic Version of the Nicomachean Ethics
Author: Akasoy,Alexander Fidora
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 638
Release: 2005-12-01
ISBN: 9047415566
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Arabic Version of the Nicomachean Ethics Book Excerpt:

Critical edition of the Arabic Nicomachean Ethics including an introduction on the influence of this major Aristotelian work on Arabic literature, as well as an annotated English translation, both by the late Douglas M. Dunlop.

Aristotle Nicomachean Ethics Books II IV

Aristotle  Nicomachean Ethics  Books II   IV
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2006-08-03
ISBN: 0191568333
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aristotle Nicomachean Ethics Books II IV Book Excerpt:

Aristotle: Nicomachean Ethics, Books II—IV Translated with an introduction and commentary

Aristotle Nicomachean Ethics

Aristotle  Nicomachean Ethics
Author: Aristotle
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 263
Release: 2000-03-30
ISBN: 1139427695
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aristotle Nicomachean Ethics Book Excerpt:

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 endeavour. It is soundly located within a philosophical tradition, but its argument differs markedly from those of Plato and Socrates in its emphasis on the exercise - as opposed to the mere possession - of virtue as the key to human happiness, offering seminal discussions of ethical issues that are practical in their intent. Topics covered include the role of luck in human wellbeing, moral education, responsibility, courage, justice, moral weakness, friendship and pleasure. This accessible new translation by Roger Crisp follows the Greek text closely and also provides a non-Greek-reader with the flavour of the original. The volume also includes a historical and philosophical introduction and notes on further reading.

Aquinas and the Nicomachean Ethics

Aquinas and the Nicomachean Ethics
Author: Tobias Hoffmann,Jörn Müller,Matthias Perkams
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 287
Release: 2013-07-25
ISBN: 1107002672
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aquinas and the Nicomachean Ethics Book Excerpt:

This book discusses Aquinas's reception of Aristotle's work, exploring how Aquinas adopts, corrects or transforms key themes from Aristotle's ethics.

The Nicomachean Ethics

The Nicomachean Ethics
Author: Aristotle
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 401
Release: 2004-03-30
ISBN: 0140449493
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Nicomachean Ethics Book Excerpt:

"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" 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. Here Aristotle sets out to examine the nature of happiness, and argues that happiness consists in 'activity of the soul in accordance with virtue', including 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. 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. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Ethical Theories in Islam

Ethical Theories in Islam
Author: Mağīd Fah̲rī
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 256
Release: 1991-01-01
ISBN: 9789004093003
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ethical Theories in Islam Book Excerpt:

This work provides a typology of Islamic ethics, without overlooking the chronological development. Four types of ethical theory are isolated: the scriptural, the theological, the philosophical and the religious. This edition contains extra material from Ibn Sina's writings, translated into English. The book should interest Islamic scholars, philosophers and historians of ethics.

The Ethics and Mores of Race

The Ethics and Mores of Race
Author: Naomi Zack
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2015-04-02
ISBN: 1442249129
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ethics and Mores of Race Book Excerpt:

Naomi Zack brings us an indispensable work in the ethics of race through an inquiry into the history of moral philosophy. The Ethics and Mores of Race: Equality after the History of Philosophy enters into a web of ideas, ethics, and morals that untangle our evolving ideas of racial equality straight into the twenty-first century. In the preface to the paperback edition, Zack addresses the criticisms raised in response to this book and concludes that a focus on rights and justice, rather than privilege, is the only fruitful pathway towards a functioning ethics of race.

Public Philosophy and Political Science

Public Philosophy and Political Science
Author: E. Robert Statham
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9780739102947
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Public Philosophy and Political Science Book Excerpt:

The crisis of western civilization is a crisis of public philosophy. This is the charge of Public Philosophy and Political Science, a stunning new collection of essays edited by E. Robert Statham Jr. Vividly cataloging the decay of the moral and intellectual foundations of civic liberty, the book portrays a generation of Americans alienated from institutions built on public philosophy. The work exposes the failure of America's political scientists to acknowledge and understand this alarming crisis in the American body politic. The distinguished contributors examine the evolution of public philosophy; the inextricable relationship between politics and philosophy; and the interplay between public philosophy, the constitution, natural law, and government. They reveal the dire threat to deliberative democracy and the fundamental order of constitutional society posed by public philosophy's waning power to refine, cultivate, and civilize. The work is an indictment of a society which has discarded a way of life rooted in natural law, democracy and the traditions of civility; and is a denunciation of an educated elite that has divorced itself from the standards upon which public philosophy rests. It is essential reading for philosophers and political and social scientists seeking to resurrect the standards of American public life.

The Morality of Happiness

The Morality of Happiness
Author: Julia Annas
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 516
Release: 1993-08-19
ISBN: 9780198024163
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Morality of Happiness Book Excerpt:

Ancient ethical theories, based on the notions of virtue and happiness, have struck many as an attractive alternative to modern theories. But we cannot find out whether this is true until we understand ancient ethics--and to do this we need to examine the basic structure of ancient ethical theory, not just the details of one or two theories. In this book, Annas brings together the results of a wide-ranging study of ancient ethical philosophy and presents it in a way that is easily accessible to anyone with an interest in ancient or modern ethics. She examines the fundamental notions of happiness and virtue, the role of nature in ethical justification and the relation between concern for self and concern for others. Her careful examination of the ancient debates and arguments shows that many widespread assumptions about ancient ethics are quite mistaken. Ancient ethical theories are not egoistic, and do not depend for their acceptance on metaphysical theories of a teleological kind. Most centrally, they are recognizably theories of morality, and the ancient disputes about the place of virtue in happiness can be seen as akin to modern disputes about the demands of morality.

Phantasia in Aristotle s Ethics

Phantasia in Aristotle s Ethics
Author: Jakob Leth Fink
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2018-12-27
ISBN: 1350028010
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Phantasia in Aristotle s Ethics Book Excerpt:

In the Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle suggests that a moral principle 'does not immediately appear to the man who has been corrupted by pleasure or pain'. Phantasia in Aristotle's Ethics investigates his claim and its reception in ancient and medieval Aristotelian traditions, including Arabic, Greek, Hebrew and Latin. While contemporary commentators on the Ethics have overlooked Aristotle's remark, his ancient and medieval interpreters made substantial contributions towards a clarification of the claim's meaning and relevance. Even when the hazards of transmission have left no explicit comments on this particular passage, as is the case in the Arabic tradition, medieval responders still offer valuable interpretations of phantasia (appearance) and its role in ethical deliberation and action. This volume casts light on these readings, showing how the distant voices from the medieval Arabic, Greek, Hebrew and Latin Aristotelian traditions still contribute to contemporary debate concerning phantasia, motivation and deliberation in Aristotle's Ethics.

Eudemian Ethics

Eudemian Ethics
Author: Aristotle,Aeterna Press
Publsiher: Aeterna Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015-09-01
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eudemian Ethics Book Excerpt:

The Eudemian Ethics and the De Virtutibus et Vitiis have not received much attention from scholars. Mr. Ross’s suggestions have been of the greatest use to me; Fritzsche’s commentary I have sometimes referred to with advantage, and also to some notes printed by Prof. Henry Jackson and kindly sent me by him some years ago. Prof. Jackson is also the author of an article in the Journal of Philology, xxxii, which has shed a flood of light on the corrupt passage, Bk. VII, chs. 13, 14. Of course the principal help to the understanding of the two treatises is the Nicomachean Ethics, their resemblances to and differences from which work are of great interest. Aeterna Press