Penguin Classics: The Nicomachean Ethics

Penguin Classics: The Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle
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9780140449495
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Paperback
Pages
384
Dimensions
129 x 198mm

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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.

JAK Thomson's translation has been revised by Hugh Tredennick, and is accompanied by a new introduction by Jonathan Barnes. This edition also includes an updated bibliography and a new chronology of Aristotle's life and works.
ISBN:
9780140449495
Publication Date:
27 / 10 / 2003
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
129 x 198mm

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