Read Online The Nicomachean Ethics Book by Aristotle

Read Online The Nicomachean Ethics Book by Aristotle

The Nicomachean Ethics

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 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 a 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 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.J A K 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 list for further reading and a new chronology of Aristotle s life and works.Previously published as Ethics

Title : The Nicomachean Ethics
Author :  Aristotle
Language : English
Isbn : 0140449493
Format : Paperback
Pages : 329 pages

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