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The Routledge guidebook to Aristotle's Nicomachean ethics, Gerard J. Hughes

Label
The Routledge guidebook to Aristotle's Nicomachean ethics
Title
The Routledge guidebook to Aristotle's Nicomachean ethics
Statement of responsibility
Gerard J. Hughes
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Text introduces the major themes in Aristotle's great book and acts as a companion for reading this key work. It examines: the context of Aristotle's work and the background to his writing; each separate part of the text in relation to its goals, meanings and impact; the reception the book received when first seen by the world; the relevance of Aristotle's work to modern philosophy, its legacy and influence
Member of
Cataloging source
NNY
Dewey number
170
Index
index present
LC call number
B430
LC item number
.H835 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The Routledge guides to the great books
Label
The Routledge guidebook to Aristotle's Nicomachean ethics, Gerard J. Hughes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-263) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Front Cover; The Routledge Guidebook to Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics; Copyright Page; Contents; Series editor's preface; Preface; Note on the text; 1. Aristotle's life and work; An outline of his life and times; His works and philosophical background; 2. Style, structure and aim of the Ethics; The Nicomachean Ethics; Aristotle's aim in writing the Ethics; Aristotle's preface (1): why do we do anything at all?; Aristotle's preface (2): realistic expectations; Aristotle's preface (3): suitable students; 3. The fulfilled life; The meanings of eudaimonia and aretē; Fulfilled lives?
  • A central problem: 'dominant' or 'inclusive'?Two further agreed characteristics of eudaimonia; Background: Aristotle's views on the human soul; The Function Argument; The characteristic activity of humans; Theōria and being a good citizen; Suggestions for further reading; 4. Moral virtues and moral training; The definition of moral virtue; Is this 'Virtue Ethics'?; Moral training; Suggestions for further reading; 5. The key virtues of character; Moderation; Courage; Justice; Contemporary discussions on justice; Suggestions for further reading; 6. Practical wisdom; Overview of the issues
  • A more detailed defenceSuggestions for further reading; 9. Relationships with others; Aristotelian relationships; Is Aristotle an ethical egoist?; Flexibility, relationships and justice; Suggestions for further reading; 10. Pleasure and the good life; The issues as they appeared to Aristotle; Aristotle's comments on the moral arguments; The argument from opposites; Aristotle's own view: arguments and problems; Are some pleasures not really pleasures?; Is the fulfilled life pleasant?; Suggestions for further reading; 11. Aristotle's moral world and ours; Culture: acceptance and criticism
  • Practical wisdom and theoretical abilityIs practical wisdom like other practical skills?; Practical wisdom: about means or about ends?; Practical wisdom and moral virtue; The unity of the virtues; Is Aristotle's account defensible?; Suggestions for further reading; 7. Responsibility; 'Acting willingly': sorting out common opinions; Moral decisions: the best index of character; Responsibility for one's character; Decisions and freedom; Additional note on 'wanting'; Suggestions for further reading; 8. Moral failure; Why is moral failure problematic?; Aristotle's solution: one interpretation
  • To sum up: virtues and principlesSuggestions for further reading; Glossary; Notes; Bibliography; Index; Index of Aristotelian texts cited
Control code
ocn876157362
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
1 online resource (x, 272 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780203082782
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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.b28148782
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)876157362
  • pebco0203082788

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