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    The Nicomachean Ethics (Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)) (Paperback) By (author) Aristotle, Translated by David Ross, Edited by Lesley Brown

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    Description'Happiness, then, is the best, noblest, and most pleasant thing in the world.' In the Nicomachean Ethics Aristotle's guiding question is: what is the best thing for a human being? His answer is happiness, but he means, not something we feel, but rather a specially good kind of life. Happiness is made up of activities in which we use the best human capacities, both ones that contribute to our flourishing as members of a community, and ones that allow us to engage in god-like contemplation. Contemporary ethical writings on the role and importance of the moral virtues such as courage and justice have drawn inspiration from this work, which also contains important discussions on responsibility for actions, on the nature of practical reasoning, and on friendship and its role in the best life. This new edition retains and lightly revises David Ross's justly admired translation. It also includes a valuable introduction to this seminal work, and notes designed to elucidate Aristotle's arguments. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.


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    Title
    The Nicomachean Ethics
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Aristotle, Translated by David Ross, Edited by Lesley Brown
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 192 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 240 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199213610
    ISBN 10: 0199213615
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    BISAC V2.8: PHI005000
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    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
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    DC22: 170
    B&T General Subject: 610
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    BISAC V2.8: PHI002000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
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    DC22: 171.3, 171/.3
    BIC subject category V2: DB
    Thema V1.0: QDHA, QDTQ, DB
    LC classification: B430.A5 R67 2009
    Edition
    Revised
    Edition statement
    Revised
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    15 July 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Lesley Brown has published articles on ancient philosophy, contributed introductory material to Plato, Selected Myths (OWC, 2004) and introduced Plato's Protagoras and Meno for Penguin Classics.