The Eudemian Ethics by Anthony KennyThe Eudemian Ethics by Anthony Kenny

The Eudemian Ethics

byAnthony KennyEditorAnthony Aristotle

Paperback | August 14, 2011

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"We are looking for the things that enable us to live a noble and happy life...and what prospects decent people will have of acquiring any of them."The Eudemian Ethics is a major treatise on moral philosophy whose central concern is what makes life worth living. Aristotle considers the role of happiness, and what happiness consists of, and he analyses various factors that contribute to it: human agency, the relation between action and virtue,and the concept of virtue itself. Moral and intellectual virtues are classified and considered, and finally the roles of friendship and pleasure. It deals with the same issues as the better-known Nicomachean Ethics, with which it holds three books in common, and its special qualities, as well asthe similarities and differences between the two works, are of fundamental concern to anyone interested in Aristotle's philosophy.This is the first time the Eudemian Ethics has been published in its entirety in any modern language. Anthony Kenny's fine translation is accompanied by a lucid introduction and explanatory notes, which assist the reader in understanding this important work.
Sir Anthony Kenny is one of Britain's most distinguished academics and philosophers. He has been Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford, Master of Balliol College, and President of the British Academy. He is particularly well known for his work on Aristotle, Aquinas, Descartes, and Wittgenstein. He has also published acclaime...
Title:The Eudemian EthicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0 inPublished:August 14, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

IntroductionNote on the Text and TranslationSelect BibliographyChronologyOutline of The Eudemian EthicsTHE EUDEMIAN ETHICSBook I: Happiness the Chief GoodBook II: Virtue, Freedom, and ResponsibilityBook III: The Moral VirtuesBook IV: JusticeBook V: Intellectual VirtueBook VI: Continence and Incontinence: PleasureBook VII: FriendshipBook VIII: Virtue, Knowledge, Nobility, and HappinessExplanatory NotesGlossary of Key TermsIndex