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Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics
A Critical Guide

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Jon Miller, Michael Pakaluk, Susan Sauvé, Norman O. Dahl, A. A. Long, Iakovos Vasilou, Stephen Leighton, Christopher Shields, Klaus Corcilius, Giles Pearson, T. H. Irwin, Hallvard Fossheim
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  • Date Published: September 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521514484

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  • Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics is one of the most important ethical treatises ever written, and has had a profound influence on the subsequent development of ethics and moral psychology. This collection of newly-commissioned essays, written by both senior and younger scholars in the field, presents a thorough and close examination of the work. The essays address a broad range of issues including the compositional integrity of the Ethics, the nature of desire, the value of emotions, happiness, and the virtues. The result is a volume which will challenge and advance the scholarship on the Ethics, establishing new ways of viewing and appreciating the work for all scholars of Aristotle.

    • Covers a broad range of topics from Aristotle's Ethics, providing a good overview of the original work
    • Discusses new research which challenges current views, making this essential reading for scholars in the field
    • Contributions from some of today's foremost authorities on Aristotle's Ethics
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    "...a new and somewhat unprecedented (at least in Aristotle scholarship) genre of collection.... Jon Miller’s introduction surveys major ethical philosophers writing between approximately 1870 and 1960 such as Henry Sidgwick, G. E. Moore, and R. M. Hare to show what Miller calls a surprising episode in the reception of Aristotle’s Ethics..."
    Thornton C. Lockwood, Quinnipiac University, Bryn Mawr Classical Review

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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 2011
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521514484
    • length: 302 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 160 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.62kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Jon Miller
    Part I. Textual Issues:
    1. On the unity of the Nicomachean Ethics Michael Pakaluk
    Part II. Happiness:
    2. Living for the sake of an ultimate end Susan Sauvé
    3. Contemplation and Eudaimonia in the Nicomachean Ethics Norman O. Dahl
    4. Aristotle on Eudaimonia, Nous, and divinity A. A. Long
    Part III. Psychology:
    5. Aristotle, agents, and action Iakovos Vasilou
    6. Wicked and inappropriate passion Stephen Leighton
    7. Perfecting pleasures: the metaphysics of pleasure in Nicomachean Ethics X Christopher Shields
    8. Aristotle's definition of non-rational pleasure and pain and desire Klaus Corcilius
    9. Non-rational desire and Aristotle's moral psychology Giles Pearson
    Part IV. Virtues:
    10. Beauty and morality in Aristotle T. H. Irwin
    11. Justice in the Nicomachean Ethics Book V Hallvard Fossheim.

  • Editor

    Jon Miller, Queen's University, Ontario
    Jon Miller is Associate Professor at Queen's University, Ontario. His previous publications include Hellenistic and Early Modern Philosophy (Cambridge, 2003).


    Jon Miller, Michael Pakaluk, Susan Sauvé, Norman O. Dahl, A. A. Long, Iakovos Vasilou, Stephen Leighton, Christopher Shields, Klaus Corcilius, Giles Pearson, T. H. Irwin, Hallvard Fossheim

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