An excellent new translation and commentary. It will serve newcomers as an informative, accessible introduction to the Nicomachean Ethics and to many issues in Aristotle’s philosophy, but also has much to offer advanced scholars. The commentary is noteworthy for its frequent citations of relevant passages from other works in Aristotle’s corpus, which often shed new light on the texts. Reeve’s translation is meticulous: it hits the virtuous mean--accurate and technical, yet readable--between translation’s vicious extremes of faithlessness and indigestibility.--Jessica Moss, New York University
Focus Philosophical Library's edition of Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics is a lucid and useful translation of one of Aristotle's major works for the student of undergraduate philosophy, as well as for the general reader interested in the major works of western civilization. This edition includes notes and a glossary, intending to provide the reader with some sense of the terms and the concepts as they were understood by Aristotle’s immediate audience.
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Metaphysics is one of the principal works of Aristotle and the first major work of the branch of philosophy with the same name. The principal subject is "being qua being," or being insofar as it is being. It examines what can be asserted about anything that exists just because of its existence and not because of any special qualities it has. Also covered are different kinds of causation, form and matter, the existence of mathematical objects, and a prime-mover God. The Metaphysics is considered to be one of the greatest philosophical works. Its influence on the Greeks, the Muslim philosophers, the scholastic philosophers and even writers such as Dante, was immense. It is essentially a reconciliation of Plato's theory of Forms that Aristotle acquired at the Academy in Athens, with the view of the world given by common sense and the observations of the natural sciences. According to Plato, the real nature of things is eternal and unchangeable. However, the world we observe around us is constantly and perpetually changing. Aristotle’s genius was to reconcile these two apparently contradictory views of the world. The result is a synthesis of the naturalism of empirical science, and the rationalism of Plato, that informed the Western intellectual tradition for more than a thousand years.
For the first time in digital publishing, Delphi Classics is proud to present the complete works of Aristotle. The Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Latin and Greek texts. This comprehensive eBook presents rare works, beautiful illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) Features: * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Aristotle's life and works * Features the complete works of Aristotle, in both English translation and the original Greek * Concise introductions to the treatises and other works * Provides all of the spurious works in English translation, many appearing for the first time * Includes translations previously appearing in Loeb Classical Library editions of Aristotle’s works * Excellent formatting of the texts * Easily locate the section or works you want to read with individual contents tables * Includes Bekker reference numbers to aid study * Features five bonus biographies, including Diogenes Laërtius’ famous biography – immerse yourself in Aristotle's ancient world! * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres
PHYSICS Physics (184a) On the Heavens (268a) On Generation and Corruption (314a) Meteorology (338a) On the Universe (391a) On the Soul (402a) The Parva Naturalia Sense and Sensibilia (436a) On Memory (449b) On Sleep (453b) On Dreams (458a) On Divination in Sleep (462b) On Length and Shortness of Life (464b) On Youth, Old Age, Life and Death, and Respiration (467b) On Breath (481a) History of Animals (486a) Parts of Animals (639a) Movement of Animals (698a) Progression of Animals (704a) Generation of Animals (715a) On Colours (791a) On Things Heard (800a) Physiognomonics (805a) On Plants (815a) On Marvelous Things Heard (830a) Mechanics (847a) Problems (859a) On Indivisible Lines (968a) The Situations and Names of Winds (973a) On Melissus, Xenophanes, and Gorgias (974a)
METAPHYSICS Metaphysics (980a)
ETHICS AND POLITICS Nicomachean Ethics (1094a) Great Ethics (1181a) Eudemian Ethics (1214a) On Virtues and Vices (1249a) Politics (1252a) Economics (1343a)
RHETORIC AND POETICS Rhetoric (1354a) Rhetoric to Alexander (1420a) Poetics (1447a)
Constitution of the Athenians
The Greek Texts PRONOUNCING ANCIENT GREEK LIST OF GREEK TEXTS
The Biographies ARISTOTLE: LIVES OF THE EMINENT PHILOSOPHERS by Diogenes Laërtius ARISTOTLE by Elbert Hubbard ARISTOTLE by Charles McRae ARISTOTLE AND ANCIENT EDUCATIONAL IDEALS by Thomas Davidson ARISTOTLE by William MacGillivray
Nicomachean Ethics focuses on the importance of habitually behaving virtuously and developing a virtuous character. Aristotle emphasized the importance of context to ethical behavior, and the ability of the virtuous person to recognize the best course of action. Aristotle argued that happiness and well being is the goal of life, and that a person's pursuit of such, rightly conceived, will result in virtuous conduct. "EVERY art and every inquiry, and similarly every action and pursuit, is thought to aim at some good; and for this reason the good has rightly been declared to be that at which all things aim." -Aristotle
THIS translation has been made from Bekker’s octavo text, Oxford, 1837. I have also used Aubert and Wimmer’s edition, with German translation and notes, Leipzig, 1860, referred to by me as ‘AW..’ I must confess to finding this work somewhat disappointing; the translation often fails to make the connexion of thought intelligible, and the notes are very scanty and sometimes incorrect. Much greater is my debt to Dr. Ogle’s Aristotle on the Parts of Animals, London, 1882; without this model before me I should never have ventured on so hazardous an enterprise. References to his Introduction are given with his name and the Roman numeral of the page (e.g. ‘see Ogle, p. xxix’), to his notes with the pages and lines of the Berlin edition (e.g. ‘Ogle on 641b 17’). Aeterna Press
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