The Nicomachean Ethics

by Aristotle, J.A.K. Thomson (Translator), Jonathan Barnes (Introduction), Hugh Tredennick (Editor)
Author(s):Aristotle, J.A.K. Thomson (Translator), Jonathan Barnes (Introduction), Hugh Tredennick (Editor)
Language: English
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Published Date: 29th January, 2004
ISBN: 0140449493
Total Pages: 329

About the book The Nicomachean Ethics

The Nicomachean Ethics is a PHILOSOPHY book which was published by Penguin Classics on 29th January, 2004 . Aristotle, J.A.K. Thomson (Translator), Jonathan Barnes (Introduction), Hugh Tredennick (Editor) are the authors of this book. This book is written in English and has 329 number of pages.

?One swallow does not make a summer; neither does one day. Similarly neither can one day, or a brief space of time, make a man blessed and happy? In the Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle sets out to examine the nature of happiness. He argues that happiness consists in ?activity of the soul in accordance with virtue?, for example with moral virtues, such as courage, generosity and justice, and intellectual virtues, such as knowledge, wisdom and insight. The Ethics also discusses the nature of practical reasoning, the value and the objects of pleasure, the different forms of friendship, and the relationship between individual virtue, society and the State. Aristotle?s work has had a profound and lasting influence on all subsequent Western thought about ethical matters. J. A. K. Thomson?s translation has been revised by Hugh Tredennick, and is accompanied by a new introduction by Jonathan Barnes. This edition also includes an updated list for further reading and a new chronology of Aristotle?s life and works. Previously published as Ethics


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