The Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle by AristotleThe Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle by Aristotle

The Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle


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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881 edition. Excerpt: gymnastics: but, though both are bad, to do injustice is the worse; fpr to do injustice is blamable and implies vice (either completely formed vice, what we call vice simply, or else that which is on the way to become vice; for a voluntary act of injustice does not always imply injustice), but to have injustice done to you is no token of a vicious and unjust character. In itself, then, to be unjustly treated is less bad, 8 but there is nothing to prevent its being accidentally Supra, cap. 9. the greater evil. Science, however, does not concern itself with these accidents, but calls a pleurisy a greater malady than a stumble; and yet the latter might, on occasion, accidentally become the greater, as, for instance, if a stumble were to cause you to fall and be caught by the enemy and slain.) Though we cannot apply the term just to a man's behaviour towards himself, yet we can apply it metaphorically and in virtue of a certain resemblance to the relations between certain parts of a man's self--not, however, in all senses of the word just, but in that sense in which it is applied to the relations of master and slave, or husband and wife; for this is the sort of relation that exists between the rational and the irrational parts of the soul. And it is this distinction of parts that leads people to fancy that there is such a thing as injustice to one's self: one part of a man can have something done to it by another part contrary to its desires; and so they think that the term just can be applied to the relations of these parts to one another, just as to the relations of ruler and ruled. We may now consider that we have concluded our examination of justice and the other moral virtues. Whereas, says Aristotle, we cannot speak at all of justice...
Title:The Nicomachean Ethics of AristotleFormat:PaperbackDimensions:92 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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