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The Eudemian Ethics

Aristotle
Anthony Kenny

July 2011

ISBN: 9780199586431

240 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

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Oxford World's Classics

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The Eudemian Ethics is a major treatise on moral philosophy whose central concern is what makes life worth living. This is the first time it has been published in its entirety in any modern language. Anthony Kenny's fine translation is accompanied by a lucid introduction and explanatory notes.

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The Eudemian Ethics is a major treatise on moral philosophy whose central concern is what makes life worth living. This is the first time it has been published in its entirety in any modern language. Anthony Kenny's fine translation is accompanied by a lucid introduction and explanatory notes.

  • A major treatise on moral philosophy by Aristotle, this is the first time the Eudemian Ethics has been published in its entirety in any modern language.
  • Anthony Kenny's translation presents the three books held in common with the Nicomachean Ethics in their EE context for the first time.
  • In addition to the fluent and clear translation, Kenny's invaluable introduction contextualizs the EE within Aristotle's other writings, characterizes its similarities and differences to the Nicomachean Ethics, and examines the key topics and arguments in the EE.
  • Explanatory Notes elucidate meaning, allusions, and Aristotle's arguments.
  • Glosssary of Key Terms.
  • Index.

About the Author(s)

Aristotle

Anthony Kenny, Emeritus Fellow, St John's College, Oxford

Sir Anthony Kenny is one of Britain's most distinguished academics and philosophers. He has been Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford, Master of Balliol College, and President of the British Academy. He is particularly well known for his work on Aristotle, Aquinas, Descartes, and Wittgenstein. He has also published acclaimed books on the philosophy of mind and action and the philosophy of religion. His books include The Aristotelian Ethics (OUP, 978), Aristotle's Theory of the Will (Duckworth, 1979), and Aristotle on the Perfect Life (OUP, 1992). His most recent publication is A New History of Western Philosophy (OUP, 2010).

Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Note on the Text and Translation
    Select Bibliography
    Chronology
    Outline of The Eudemian Ethics
    THE EUDEMIAN ETHICS
    Book I: Happiness the Chief Good
    Book II: Virtue, Freedom, and Responsibility
    Book III: The Moral Virtues
    Book IV: Justice
    Book V: Intellectual Virtue
    Book VI: Continence and Incontinence: Pleasure
    Book VII: Friendship
    Book VIII: Virtue, Knowledge, Nobility, and Happiness
    Explanatory Notes
    Glossary of Key Terms
    Index

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