Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics (2020)

Aristotle s Nicomachean Ethics The Nicomachean Ethics is one of Aristotle s most widely read and influential works Ideas central to ethics that happiness is the end of human endeavor that moral virtue is formed through action and
  • Title: Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics
  • Author: Aristotle Robert Bartlett Susan D. Collins
  • ISBN: 9780226026749
  • Page: 129
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Nicomachean Ethics is one of Aristotle s most widely read and influential works Ideas central to ethics that happiness is the end of human endeavor, that moral virtue is formed through action and habituation, and that good action requires prudence found their most powerful proponent in the person medieval scholars simply called the Philosopher Drawing on their intiThe Nicomachean Ethics is one of Aristotle s most widely read and influential works Ideas central to ethics that happiness is the end of human endeavor, that moral virtue is formed through action and habituation, and that good action requires prudence found their most powerful proponent in the person medieval scholars simply called the Philosopher Drawing on their intimate knowledge of Aristotle s thought, Robert C Bartlett and Susan D Collins have produced here an English language translation of the Ethics that is as remarkably faithful to the original as it is graceful in its rendering Aristotle is well known for the precision with which he chooses his words, and in this elegant translation his work has found its ideal match Bartlett and Collins provide copious notes and a glossary providing context and further explanation for students, as well as an introduction and a substantial interpretive essay that sketch central arguments of the work and the seminal place of Aristotle s Ethics in his political philosophy as a whole The Nicomachean Ethics has engaged the serious interest of readers across centuries and civilizations of peoples ancient, medieval, and modern pagan, Christian, Muslim, and Jewish and this new edition will take its place as the standard English language translation.
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    1. Ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle postulates the highest human good is eudaimonia or what is loosely translated into English as happiness And a substantial component in the path to such human happiness is acting with the appropriate virtues over the course of an entire lifetime The details of these Aristotelean teachings form the Nicomachean Ethics, one of the most influential works in the entire history of Western Civilization As a way of sharing but a small example of Aristotle s extensive p [...]

    2. I m a bit annoyed I wrote up my review to this last night and thought I d posted it, but it seems to have gone to god not happy about that amusingly enough This is my reconstruction of last night s review.There is a story that is almost certainly apocryphal about a French woman in the version I know, this is Madame De Gaulle who is in England towards the end of her husband s career and is asked at some sort of official function what she wants most from life She answers, a penis which, unsurprisi [...]

    3. The Nicomachean Ethics is one of the greatest works of Aristotle, the famous philosopher who was really much of a scientist than a philosopher This is the book where he indulges in the discussion of happiness, virtue, ethics, politics, and really anything else describing the way in which human beings functioned together in the society of a Greek city state of early Antiquity.Especially in the field of politics, this work excels, and Aristotle puts forth a particularly interesting theory on the [...]

    4. Aristotle doesn t satisfy your whole soul, just the logical side, but here he is quite thorough The Nicomachean Ethics is his most important study of personal morality and the ends of human life He does little than search for and examine the good He examines the virtue and vices of man in all his faculties He believes that the unexamined life is a life not worth living happiness is the contemplation of the good and the carrying out of virtue with solid acts Among this book s most outstanding fe [...]

    5. One lesson of our age is that barbarism persists under the surface, and that the virtues of civilized life are less deeply rooted than used to be supposed The world is not too richly endowed with examples of perseverance and subtlety in analysis, of moderation and sanity in the study of human affairs It will be a great loss if the thinker who, above all others, displays these qualities, is ever totally forgotten D.J Allan, author of The Philosophy of Aristotle, Oxford 1952 about Aristotle 384 BC [...]

    6. Aristotle vs PlatoHaving just finished and enjoyed Plato s complete works, I find this book a bit annoying and uninspiring in comparison Aristotle seems to take every opportunity to correct Plato, when in fact he is only attacking a strawman His arguments, sometimes self contradictory, often support and clarify Plato s ideas, albeit using his own terminology.Aristotle seems to have great difficulty appreciating or understanding Plato s abstractions from species to genus, from the individual inst [...]

    7. This is a book worth rereading every few years It is actually lecture notes by one of Aristotle s students, as are most of the extant writings attributed to Aristotle Not a work to be rushed through, the Ethics requires concentration and pondering, work that rewards the effort.Aristotle begins by investigating what is good for man, proceeding to examine both moral and intellectual virtues In each of these areas, he first defines his terms Then he examines various virtues and vices such as courag [...]

    8. Happiness is the activity of a rational soul in accordance with virtue, writes Aristotle in the Nicomachean Ethics Activity means living Rational soul means a human being And virtue means human excellence So happiness means a human living excellently How does one live excellently One learns to be good at the things that are human and these are called virtues Aristotle discusses many virtues, but four are primary courage, temperance, justice and practical wisdom Courage is how we deal with pain a [...]

    9. Por fin lo termin Quiero aclarar que el hecho de ponerle 1 estrella tiene que ver con lo complicado que me result leer este libro, odio estudiar este tipo de cosas porque no las entiendo y me resultan tediosas la nica forma en la que yo me puedo acercar a un libro de filosof a es estando completamente drogado por obligaci n, realmente admiro a la gente que disfruta leyendo estas cosas Sin dudas que el libro merece 5 estrellas porque fue escrito hace miles de a os y hasta el d a de hoy es estudia [...]

    10. There s nothing I could possibly say about this book that hasn t already been said, and hasn t already been said better than I could articulate any point The degree to which we have fallen from Aristotle s view of man is abominable The need to which we ought to return to his view is dire, and necessary Is man operating according to his function No Are we achieving excellence Rarely Who amongst us is virtuous, and who amongst us experiences eudaimonia Few, if any So long as the structure of our s [...]

    11. I actually read this previously within the larger context of an extended work, but I decided to revisit it because I felt that some of the ethical pondering in this work matched up with some life incidents that I was trying to review I know that reviewing your life based on ancient literature is not the norm but I felt that this was pertinent to my life than most of the modern literature available I don t know how to explain this Its like asking why Marcus Arrelius is on my bedside table Its n [...]

    12. Aristote resserre dans un seul ouvrage une critique fraiche des th ses de Platon Pas de grands effets rh toriques, de mises en sc ne ing nieuse, d habilet didactique, le discernement et la m thode prennent nettement le pas sur l esprit Les th mes abord s sont moraux le consentement, la d cision, la justice, le plaisir, l amiti , le bonheur, la vertu La s cheresse du style accentue les risques d erreurs d interpr tation, et peut tre qu un peu d aisance et de gr ce ne trahissent pas la clart Par c [...]

    13. The Nicomachean Ethics represents Aristotle s search for how to live the virtuous life The treatise doesn t search for an abstract virtue in itself like Plato , but rather for how to achieve virtue in practice This is a necessarily inexact, almost pragmatic enterprise, and Aristotle thinks we should approach it as such rather than pretending we re discussing mathematical platitudes.Aristotle thinks that all human activity chases some end that we consider good The highest ends are those that we p [...]

    14. Forgive a long and direct quoting of my favourite passage Benefactors are thought to love those whom they have benefited than the beneficiaries love their benefactors m ost people conclude that it is because the latter owe and the former are owed a debt It may be thought, however, that the cause lies deeper in nature, and that the case of the lender is not even analagous It is not affection that the lender feels, but a wish for the debtor s safety with a view to reimbursement whereas the author [...]

    15. The introduction goes through the word ethics and how Aristotle meant something different about character.Also by happiness he meant something different.There exists an indeterminancy of translation you can never have a perfect translation but translations are to be judged by how closely they bring about the same sensations as the original work.So I think the translation of this book is not bad, but misleading and it d be better to use the original Greek words for these complex ideas, instead o [...]

    16. Leiam todos N o dificil de ler, mesmo quem n o est a par de alguns conceitos consegue perceber perfeitamente Aconselho a tradu o de Ant nio de Castro Caeiro, da editora Quetzal as notas s o muito boas e ajudam a entender alguns aspetos Aborda a felicidade que uma atividade e n o uma disposi o de uma forma muito interessante, sendo esta a finalidade do ser Humano e, como se basta em si pr pria, devemos praticas atos nobres e s rios, porque existem por si pr prios e n o s o meios para atingir outr [...]

    17. THE NICOMACHEAN ETHICS Aristotle .I have been picking away at this work for weeks now, and have decided that I have read enough to say I have the gist of Aristotle s teaching on the subject This is a stand alone work, although it does presage The Politics, the summation of the same concerns for the State as this one does for the individual As with many of the ancient philosophers, reading their writings is often a chore It seems that they tend to repeat themselves over and over but using differe [...]

    18. One of the most important books I ve ever read Anyone who thinks Aristotle is extraordinarily difficult to read, check out this book Nicomachean Ethics addresses the simple or not so simple question, how should one live on this planet Although you probably won t agree with every assertion I didn t , a reader can t help but grow around the astute framing of the relevant questions I esp love the last section on contemplation.

    19. I think society would have progressed much faster if it weren t for guys like Aristotle being looked up to as much He was extremely arrogant, and was obviously very good at expressing his ideas Too bad his ideas weren t always backed by scientific reasoning, and should have been challenged.I wish I had a time machine so I could go back and bitch slap him.

    20. Just recently I found this book is greatly quotable to ward yourself from wearysome complains from people hazed by their deceitful lovers and false friends.

    21. This is one of the important of Aristotle s works and, for me, one of the practical and interesting ones Here, Aristotle s pedantry does seem to yield better results In any discussion of ethics, one should investigate as many facets and hypotheticals that may possibly be relevant and appropriate Aristotle, to his credit, does the subject justice and even if I may not totally agree with him in all of his conclusions, overall, I think I can assent to much that is here Prior to Aristotle, and eve [...]

    22. I just read the new CDC Reeve translation, published in 2014 by Hackett It was fine But I am reviewing the book itself, which has been translated into English several dozen times I first read Aristotle s Ethics in the first semester of college, in my History of Philosophy class, in 1972 I first taught it when I taught a summer school class at UCLA in 1981 And I have taught it about 20 times over the years, in Greek Culture classes, Ethics classes, Greek Philosophy classes, and graduate seminars [...]

    23. Therefore, the activity of the divinity which surpasses all others in bliss must be a contemplative activity, and the human activity which is most closely akin to it is, therefore, most conducive to happiness So happiness is coextensive with study, and the greater the opportunity for studying, the greater the happiness, not as an incidental effect but as inherent in study for study is in itself worthy of honor Pg 293 Eudaimon, generally translated as Happiness , is the goal of Aristotle s Nicoma [...]

    24. Aristotle s main purpose in Nicomachean Ethics is to define what exactly constitutes virtue and, generally, the good life To the modern reader, many of his arguments appear blatantly invalid perhaps most troubling is that his account seems to rest on a possible tautology a virtuous act is an act such that a virtuous man would do it Further, many of his beliefs are so grounded in 4th century Greek thought as to make any modern day applications of his philosophy improbable.Nonetheless, there are [...]

    25. After being laid off from Loyola University Chicago I looked for work at other higher educational institutions One of them, Shimer College, a great books school which my step brother was attending, actually solicited my applications via the agencies of several of their staff Pursuing this option, I made an effort to read all of the books in their curriculum which I hadn t yet studied The Nicomachean Ethics was one such book.Except for On Poetry, which did help me understand Greek tragedy, I neve [...]

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