Aristotle's Ethics by David BostockAristotle's Ethics by David Bostock

Aristotle's Ethics

byDavid Bostock

Paperback | October 15, 2000

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David Bostock presents a fresh critical introduction to one of the great classics of moral philosophy. Aristotle's Nicomachaen Ethics is and deserves to be his most widely studied work, for much of what it has to say is still important for today's debate on the problems of ethics. In thisnew book, David Bostock guides the reader through explanations and evaluations of all the main themes of Aristotle's work, paying due attention to questions of interpretation, and the differing views of a range of commentators. The emphasis is on the philosophical merits and demerits of thedoctrines that emerge and these are critically discussed in simple and straightforward terminology. Each chapter concludes with suggestions for further reading on the themes and ideas discussed within the chapter, and the book finishes with an evaluation of the Ethics as a whole. Bostock provides the ideal companion to study of this great work, helping the reader to engage with its ideas andarguments as living philosophy.
David Bostock is Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy at Merton College, Oxford, and Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Oxford
Title:Aristotle's EthicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:268 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.55 inPublished:October 15, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

IntroductionThe Good for Man: First Discussion (Book I)1. Introduction2. The Good as the Ultimate End3. The Ultimate End as 'Eudaimonia'4. The Good for Man and the 'Function' of Man5. Rival Interpretations6. Some Reactions[7]. Appendix. Aristotle on the Platonic Theory in I.6Virtues of Character (Book II)1. The Parts of the Soul (I.13)2. Virtue as a Disposition (II.5)3. Virtue as a 'Mean' (II.6)4. Feelings and Actions5. Concluding RemarksJustice (Book V)1. Universal and Particular Justice (V.1-2)2. Justice in Distribution (V.3)3. Justice in Rectification (V.4)4. Justice in Exchange (V.5)5. Justice and the Mean6. A General Observation on 'Virtue of Character'[7]. Appendix. V.6-11Virtues of Intellect (Book VI)1. The Introduction (1138b18-34)2. The Theoretical and the Practical (VI.1-3, 6)3. The Technical (VI.4)4. What Practical Wisdom is5. Comment[7]. Appendix. Note on 1142a25-30Responsibility (III.1)1. Introduction2. The Analysis of Responsibility (III.1)3. Aristotle and the Problem of Free Will (III.5)4. Two Comments[7]. Appendix. Comparison with 'EN' V.8Self-Control1. Preliminaries (VII.1-2)2. Aristotle's Account of 'Akrasia' (VII.3)3. Objection4. Explanations[5]. Appendix. Note on the Practical SyllogismPleasure (VII.11-14, X.1-5)1. Book VI and X2. The Goodness of Pleasure3. Friendship and Altruism4. The Relation between Pleasure and Activity5. Pleasure and ActivitiesFriendship (Books VIII-IX)1. Introduction2. The Varieties of Friendship3. Friendship and Altruism4. Why One who is 'Eudaimon' Needs Friends (IX.9)5. ConclusionThe Good for Man: Second Discussion (X.6-8)1. Recapitulation2. Aristotle's Arguments3. Aristotle's Position4. Escape Routes5. A CommentAristotle's Methods in Ethics1. Dialectic2. Aristotle on First Principles3. Aristotle's Basic PrinciplesConcluding RemarksReferencesIndex LocorumGeneral Index

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