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The Nicomachean Ethics

New Edition

Aristotle
Translated by David Ross and Edited by Lesley Brown

June 2009

ISBN: 9780199213610

336 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

In Stock

Oxford World's Classics

Price: £7.99

In the Nicomachean Ethics Aristotle examines the nature of happiness, which he defines as a specially good kind of life. He considers the nature of practical reasoning, friendship, and the role and importance of the moral virtues in the best life. This new edition features a revised translation and valuable new introduction and notes.

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In the Nicomachean Ethics Aristotle examines the nature of happiness, which he defines as a specially good kind of life. He considers the nature of practical reasoning, friendship, and the role and importance of the moral virtues in the best life. This new edition features a revised translation and valuable new introduction and notes.

  • 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.
  • New notes, glossary, and index.

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Aristotle

Translated by David Ross and Edited by Lesley Brown, Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy, Somerville College Oxford

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