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Someone attracted to theories of ethical or human perform will locate in Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics one of many few easy versions proper via to this present day. on the centre of his research, either sober and wary, are such techniques as happiness, advantage, selection, prudence, incontinence, excitement and friendship. Aristotle’s arguments are certainly not of simply old curiosity, yet proceed to exert a key impression on present-day moral debate. The 13 contributions during this quantity current the rules of Aristotle’s research, in addition to the fashionable heritage of its reception.

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GörresGesellschaft, Freiburg i. Br. / Basel / Vienna. Jaeger, W. 2 / , Paideia II–III, Berlin. Kurz, D. , Akribeia, Göppingen. L. , “Tithenai ta Phainomena”, in Barnes, G. / Schofield, M. / Sorabji, R. ), Articles on Aristotle, Vol. : Science, London, –. C. , Practices of Reason, Oxford. ethics as practical philosophy  Ritter, J. , “ ‘Politik’ und ‘Ethik’ in der politischen Philosophie des Aristoteles”, in idem, Metaphysik und Politik, Frankfurt a. , –. O. ), , Essays on Aristotle’s Ethics, Berkeley etc.

Ed. GörresGesellschaft, Freiburg i. Br. / Basel / Vienna. Jaeger, W. 2 / , Paideia II–III, Berlin. Kurz, D. , Akribeia, Göppingen. L. , “Tithenai ta Phainomena”, in Barnes, G. / Schofield, M. / Sorabji, R. ), Articles on Aristotle, Vol. : Science, London, –. C. , Practices of Reason, Oxford. ethics as practical philosophy  Ritter, J. , “ ‘Politik’ und ‘Ethik’ in der politischen Philosophie des Aristoteles”, in idem, Metaphysik und Politik, Frankfurt a. , –.

It is clearly in the strong sense of “dominant” (and the contrasting weak sense of “inclusive”) that Hardie and Kenny claim that Book  expounds eudaimonia as a dominant and not an inclusive end. The second point concerns the nature of Aristotle’s inquiries about eudaimonia in Book . It is not always easy to decide what kind of question he is answering—for example, a linguistic, a conceptual, or an evaluative question. At one end of the scale there is the observation that all agree in using the word eudaimonia to stand for that which is “the highest of all practicable goods” (), and that all take the expressions “living well” and “doing well” to be equivalent to it.

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