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    The Nicomachean Ethics (Penguin Classics) (Paperback) By (author) Aristotle, Revised by Hugh Tredennick, Translated by J.A.K. Thomson, Introduction by Jonathan Barnes

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    DescriptionPreviously published as Ethics, Aristotle's "The Nicomachean Ethics" addresses the question of how to live well, and originates the concept of cultivating a virtuous character as the basis of his ethical system. This "Penguin Classics" edition is translated from the Greek by J.A.K. Thomson with revisions and notes by Hugh Tredennick, and an introduction and bibliography by Jonathan Barnes. '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. Aristotle (384-22 BC) studied at the Academy of Plato for 20 years and then established his own school and research institute, "The Lyceum". His writings, which were of extraordinary range, profoundly affected the whole course of ancient and medieval philosophy and are still eagerly studied and debated by philosophers today. If you enjoyed "The Nicomachean Ethics", you might like Plato's "The Symposium", also available in "Penguin Classics".


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    Title
    The Nicomachean Ethics
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Aristotle, Revised by Hugh Tredennick, Translated by J.A.K. Thomson, Introduction by Jonathan Barnes
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 292 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140449495
    ISBN 10: 0140449493
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PHI
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.6
    BISAC V2.8: PHI005000
    BIC subject category V2: HPQ
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HPCA
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 610
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    Libri: I-PH
    BISAC V2.8: PHI002000
    LC classification: BJ
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15200
    B&T Approval Code: E10182400, A10201523
    DC22: 171.3
    DC21: 171.3
    LC classification: B430.A5 \R
    Thema V1.0: QDHA, QDTQ
    Edition statement
    Further Rev.
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    30 March 2004
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Aristotle was born in 384 BC, and studied in Athens under Plato. His writings were of extraordinary range, and many of them have survived. He died in 323 BC.