Nicomachean Ethics

Nicomachean Ethics

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...would seem to make vb/it, uov not really dtKamv. 2. There are special cases, the precise merits of which no general law can reach. A general law may be, as is often said, "very hard on equitable.. i. e. is contented with a gen-eral application. 4. With dpfliis we may supply exov or Xeyov. Viz. that it cannot be exactly met in all cases by particular laws. the legislator has made some omission and fallen into a mistake by speaking generally, to set right the deficiency, (by deciding) as the author of the law himself would decide, were he present at the time, and as in fact he would have framed his law, if he had been aware of the case. For this reason equity is a sort of justice, and better than a certain kind of it, --not than the absolutely and 5 generally just, but than the error made through its being only gmeral justice. And this is the true nature of the equitable, --it is 'a setting right of law where it fails through being general.' And this in fact is the reason of another anomaly, --that not all things fall under the letter of the law, because there are some matters about which it is impossible to pass a law, so that a special enactment is required to meet them. For the measure of what is not 10 fixed or defined must itself be indeterminate; like the leaden templet1 used in Lesbian architecture: for the mea 1. Perhaps the flutings of the which tomeasure theiractual length." Ionic columns are meant, which vary a little with the tapering upwards. What we call a "leaden tape" can hardly be the same thing. Mr. Williams translates, "that which is in itself irregular requires an irregular rule, exactly as the Lesbian walls of uneven masonry require a leaden rule by I cannot persuade...show more

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  • English
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