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Published: 15 July 2009

336 Pages

ISBN: 9780199213610

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The Nicomachean Ethics

New Edition

Translated by David Ross and Edited by Lesley Brown

Oxford World's Classics

  • This new edition of one of the founding texts of moral philosophy combines David Ross's classic translation, lightly revised by Lesley Brown, with a new and invaluable introduction and notes to aid readers in their understanding of Aristotle's intricate arguments.
  • Widely admired translation, sparingly revised to retain its qualities while paying special attention to key terms, enhancing understanding, eliminating unintentional ambiguity, and incorporating the latest scholarly thinking.
  • Invaluable introduction covers Aristotle's life and writings, the key notions in the Ethics and how they work together in Aristotle's theory; the relevance of the work to modern ethical theory, showing its influences and differences.
  • Explanatory Notes elucidate meaning, allusions, and Aristotle's arguments.
  • Glossary of Key Terms.
  • Index.

New to this Edition:

  • Classic translation by David Ross, completely reset and lightly revised by Lesley Brown, retaining its justly admired qualities while standardizing certain key phrases, removing ambiguity, and correcting the few instances where scholarship has provided a new rendering.
  • New and thorough Introduction.
  • New, up-to-date bibliography.

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