Nicomachean Ethics

Nicomachean Ethics

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Focus Philosophical Library's edition of Aristotle's "Nicomachean Ethics" is a lucid and useful translation of one of Aristotle's major works for the student of undergraduate philosophy, as well as for the general reader interested in the major works of western civilization. This edition includes notes and a glossary, intending to provide the reader with some sense of the terms and the concepts as they were understood by Aristotle's immediate audience. Focus Philosophical Library books are distinguished by their commitment to faithful, clear, and consistent translations of texts and the rich world part and parcel of those texts.show more

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  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 20.32mm | 430.91g
  • Focus Publishing/R Pullins & Co
  • MA, United States
  • English
  • 158510339X
  • 9781585103393
  • 1,087,820

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Sachs's translations are unequaled in making accessible to Greekless readers an Aristotle undistorted by the influence of Latin. In addition, his helpful glossaries not only explain his own translational choices, but also inform readers of common alternatives, thereby enabling them to cope with the secondary literature. His are my translations of choice, for both introductory and advanced courses.-- Alan White, Williams Collegeshow more

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Modern readers can now appreciate the wisdom of the world's greatest thinkers. Renowned philosophy professor Joe Sachs presents an accessible and faithful translation; an inspirational addition to the Focus Philosophical Library. Other Joe Sachs titles available from Focus Publishing: "Plato: Republic Plato: Gorgias and Aristotle: Rhetoric Aristotle: Poetics Plato: Theaetetus Socrates and The Sophists" "Sachs's translations of Aristotle are truly exemplary. They combine a rare sensitivity to Aristotle's use of the Greek language with an English style that is straightforward and imaginative. But what makes Sachs's translations even more noteworthy is their attunement to the thought that is indicated by Aristotle's words, an attunement born of a profound awareness of the untranslatability of this thought into modern philosophical concepts. For anyone seriously interested in Aristotle's philosophy, Sachs's translations are indispensable." --Burt Hopkins, Seattle University "Sachs's translations are unequaled in making accessible to Greekless readers an Aristotle undistorted by the influence of Latin. In addition, his helpful glossaries not only explain his own translational choices, but also inform readers of common alternatives, thereby enabling them to cope with the secondary literature. His are my translations of choice, for both introductory and advanced courses." --Alan White, Williams Collegeshow more

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