Nicomachean Ethics by AristotleNicomachean Ethics by Aristotle

Nicomachean Ethics


Paperback | February 4, 1998

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This enduringly profound treatise was first used by the students of Aristotle's famous Athenian school, the Lyceum; since then it has exercised a lasting effect on Western philosophy and continues to resonate for modern readers. Aristotle identifies the goal of life as happiness and discusses its attainment through the contemplation of philosophic truth.
Aristotle, 384 B.C. - 322 B. C. Aristotle was born at Stagira, in Macedonia, in 384 B.C. At the age of 17, he went to Athens to study at Plato's Academy, where he remained for about 20 years, as a student and then as a teacher. When Plato died in 347 B.C., Aristotle moved to Assos, a city in Asia Minor, where a friend of his, Hermias, ...
Title:Nicomachean EthicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.25 × 5.19 × 0.68 inPublished:February 4, 1998Publisher:Dover PublicationsLanguage:English

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Important and influential But a bit dull; I find Aristotle very logical, but dry as dust. Plato, on the other hand, is bizarre but almost always interesting and was a much better writer. Still, this is a classic of social theory for reason.
Date published: 2016-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Timeless Classic! “Do we choose life because of pleasure, or pleasure because of life? Let us set aside this question for now, since the two appear to be yoked together, and to allow no separation; for pleasure never arises without activity, and, equally, it completes every activity.” - Aristotle There can be little doubt that in the minds of general public, the personality, power, and works of Aristotle has been adumbrated by his great educator, Plato. But these two men have haunted the minds of those of us who are the students of philosophy and politics. Almost all the philosophers and writers of the Western world have been influenced by Plato and Aristotle; but you ask them for the favourite candidate, it seems, the former will win than the latter. For many Aristotle is too tiresome a writer, his writings lacks the dialogical verve that we relish in the works of Plato. For me, however, Aristotle is infinitely greater than his master; for his ideas sparkle from every page, his greatness is not in weaving purple passages, but in common sense. In “The Nicomachean Ethics,” Aristotle ponders on such evocative and profound ideas as the nature of life, pleasure, friendship, morality, politics courage, virtue, and justice. As you read this, there will be instances where you will disagree with this great ancient writer, who still cries out to us, but you will be infinitely richer in thinking and enhanced in life.
Date published: 2012-10-04