Aristotle: Eudemian Ethics

Aristotle: Eudemian Ethics

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Aristotle's Eudemian Ethics has been unjustly neglected in comparison with its more famous counterpart the Nicomachean Ethics. This is in large part due to the fact that until recently no complete translation of the work has been available. But the Eudemian Ethics is a masterpiece in its own right, offering valuable insights into Aristotle's ideas on virtue, happiness and the good life. This volume offers a translation by Brad Inwood and Raphael Woolf that is both fluent and exact, and an introduction in which they help the reader to gain a deeper understanding both of the Eudemian Ethics and of its relation to the Nicomachean Ethics and to Aristotle's ethical thought as a whole. The explanatory notes address Aristotle's many references to other works, people and events. The volume will be of interest to students and scholars of the history of ethics, ancient and moral philosophy, and Aristotle studies.show more

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'Inwood and Woolf have given us an extremely valuable translation of an important, but neglected text. Students of the Eudemian Ethics will no doubt use it and learn from it for many years to come ... Those who wish to study the treatise in only one English translation should choose this one.' Notre Dame Philosophical Reviewsshow more

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Introduction; A note on the text and translation; Further readings; Chronology; Eudemian Ethics.show more

About Brad Inwood

Brad Inwood is University Professor of Philosophy and Classics at the University of Toronto. He is the author of numerous works, including Seneca: Selected Philosophical Letters (2007), Reading Seneca: Stoic Philosophy at Rome (2008) and The Poem of Empedocles, the editor of The Cambridge Companion to the Stoics (Cambridge University Press, 2003) and co-translator (with Miriam Griffin) of Lucius Annaeus Seneca: On Benefits (2011). Raphael Woolf is Reader in Philosophy at King's College London. He is the author of many articles on Plato, Aristotle and other aspects of Greek and Roman philosophy and also the translator of Cicero: On Moral Ends (with Julia Annas, Cambridge University Press, 2001) in the Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy series.show more

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