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The Nicomachean Ethics (wordsworth Classics) (wordsworth Classics)

by Aristotle
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Product Details

  • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
  • Publishing date: 05/08/1997
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 9781853264610
  • ISBN: 185326461x

Synopsis

Aristotle (384-322BC) is the philosopher who has most influence on the development of western culture, writing on a wide variety of subjects including the natural sciences as well as the more strictly philosophical topics of logic, metaphysics and ethics. To the poet Dante, he was simply 'the master of those who know'. The Ethics contains his views on what makes a good human life. While the work continues to stimulate and challenge modern philosophers, the general course of the argument is easily accessible to the non-specialist. Both as a key influence in the history of ideas and as a work containing unique insights into the human condition, this is a book that simply demands to be read.

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  • Translations differ
    From Amazon

    It would be helpful if Amazon didn't pool together reviews from different translations. Note to Amazon: the customer reviews can be very helpful and have motivated me to purchase many books. But reviews for widely translated books should be specific to the translation. Otherwise they become worthless.

  • The audio book version is very good
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    I have been listening to several audio books on my commute and have been going through several of the classics. I was somewhat apprehensive listening to Aristotle since I thought it may be too complicated to listen to without needing to continually rewind and go over parts that were hard to understand. Fortunately this was not the case. The unabridged translation was very clear, and the reader, Nadia May, made it very easy to understand.

    As in other writings of Aristotle, the Nichomachean Ethics show what a master he is at organizing somewhat difficult subjects into simple categories. I learned a lot and thought about ethics in new ways. I highly recommend this audio book, though I will also get a hard copy for a reference.

  • Must read book
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    What is the good life? What is courage and how do we become courageous? Aristotle provides rational answers and insights to these questions and many more that we often ask ourselves- clear answers which are relevant to us today.

    Stan Faryna

  • A good translation of a classic
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    Anybody who wants to know more about ethical theory should definitely read Nicomachean Ethics, as well as the Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals by Immanuel Kant and Utilitarianism by John Stewart Mill. This is a good translation and part of a good series of books on ethics. The binding is solid and, of course, the work within is great.

  • Superb Glossary
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    The glossary alone is worth the price of the book. It goes into the meaning and evoked connotations of the Greek technical terms (and, mirabile dictu, gives the spellings in GREEK SCRIPT as well). 'Words,' for the Greeks, were 'charged' with meanings, not just hollow sounds. One can sense the 'Germanic' rigor coursing through Ostwald's scholarship.

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