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Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics

(Cambridge Introductions to Key Philosophical Texts)

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Uncovering Aristotle's motivations and basic views while paying careful attention to his arguments, this introduction to the Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle's great masterpiece of moral philosophy, offers a thorough examination of the entire work. The chapter on friendship captures Aristotle's doctrine with clarity and insight, and Michael Pakaluk develops original and compe ...more
Hardcover, 342 pages
Published October 1st 2005 by Cambridge University Press (first published August 24th 2001)
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No matter how many versions of the Nicomachean Ethics you have read, this one will be a joy. It is the best book on the subject I have read. If you are new to philosophy, this is a great first book of the classics. Pakaluk does not assume the reader understands the Ethics or even how to read philosophy. That's what makes this book so easy. He begins by explaining the key concepts covered in the Ethics and what they mean now as well as what they most likely meant in Aristotle's time. This is an i ...more
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