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by Martin Ostwald,Aristotle

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Martin Ostwald,Aristotle
Prentice Hall/Bobbs-Merrill (June 1962)
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Aristotle (Author), Martin Ostwald (Translator, Introduction).

Aristotle (Author), Martin Ostwald (Translator, Introduction). ISBN-13: 978-0023895302.

The Nicomachean Ethics is the name normally given to Aristotle's best-known work on ethics

The Nicomachean Ethics is the name normally given to Aristotle's best-known work on ethics. The work, which plays a pre-eminent role in defining Aristotelian ethics, consists of ten books, originally separate scrolls, and is understood to be based on notes from his lectures at the Lyceum.

Aristotle: The Nicomachean Ethics. Translation with introduction, notes, and glossary (Indianapolis and New York, 1962).

Nicomachean Ethics: Aristotle Paperback – 1 Jan 1962. by Martin Ostwald (Author). Great book but I didnt use it as the class that said it required it I found the info online.

Book 10. Nicomachean Ethics. Translated by W. D. Ross. are objects of knowledge in two senses-some to us, some without quali-fication. Presumably, then, we must begin with things known to us.

This copy of Aristotle's "Nicomachean Ethics" includes a biography and extensive introduction. 2 people found this helpful.

Translation of Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics.

In Sosa and Tooley (1993), Aristotle Nicomachean Ethics. Martin Ostwald, trans. New York: Macmillan Publishing. Astington, Janet The Child's Discovery of the Mind. Ethics 125-01 Fall 2011 PROFESSOR Martin Gunderson Office: Old Main 112 Office Hours: Wednesday, Friday 1:10-2:10, Monday 4:40-5:40, and by appointment Phone: Office: 651-696-6153 Home: 651-699-2749 COURSE. Unifying Epistemologies by Combining World, Description and Observer.

Nicomachean Ethics - Aristotle C. G. Uher – Reading Notes Page 1 of 2. Aristotle will examine the Universal Good discussed in Plato's Theory of Forms. First - Forms do not involve a process of Becoming.

it legislates what people are to do and what they are not to do, and its end seems to embrace the ends of the other sciences. The good of the state is superior to the good of the individual. p. 5 -- 3. The limitations of ethics and politics. We cannot expect precision in all subjects alike.

NICOMACHEAN ETHICS – BOOKS VIII & IX What exactly is friendship? It consists of an emotion or emotions, a. .4 In Book III, the translator Ostwald renders sophrosýne as self-control, but this is not the way most translators translate this word.

NICOMACHEAN ETHICS – BOOKS VIII & IX What exactly is friendship? It consists of an emotion or emotions, a state or condition, a relation, and a variety of actions. The emotional element is two (or more) people a) wishing good for each other, b) experiencing pleasure from each other, and c) admiring each other. They and the standard ancient Greek dictionary give it as moderation or temperance. On p. 314 of the glossary Ostwald argues that ‘moderation’ and ‘temperance’ sound too negative, but this is unconvincing.

A vigorous polemicist as well as a rational philosopher, Aristotle (384 - 322 BCE) has the task in his ethics of demonstrating how men become good and why happiness can, and should, be our goal. The success of Aristotle's endeavour may be measured by the enormous impact of his ethics on Western moral philosophy through the centuries. Composed as mere lecture notes, it possesses a startling boldness and represents an exacting, exciting challenge to the reader. By converting ethics from a theoretical to a practical science, and by introducing psychology into his study of behaviour, Aristotle both widens the field of moral philosophy and simultaneously makes it more accessible to anyone who seeks an understanding of human nature.
  • Naa
The questions Amazon asks aren't really applicable to the book, but this is a great book on ethics. I originally picked it up for a philosophy class and have since sent copies to three friends. It's like a handbook for living.

It's a philosophical book, so don't expect to blow through it.
  • Coiriel
Excellent book, the translation is good, the notes are very revealing.
Maybe some other books would offer more commentary to understand the topic, the ideas, and how to apply it or compare it in modern times.
In this book the comments seem more onto making the text clearer, along with the ideas of the author in relation to the context of the book.

Still, I like a lot this book, also its size, is almost a pocket edition, very handy.
  • Brick my own
Some people may argue Aristotle is circular in his definition of ethics what not, but I did not find this to be true. Instead, his writing is very clear and simple to read. It's just that, at times, it can be quite dense. Thankfully, Terence Irwin wrote lots of notes to help readers understand what Aristotle may have meant based on his (Irwin's) perspectives. Overall, this was a fantastic read.
  • Eayaroler
Nice to search for your terms and theories electronically! It means you can't resell the book but saves so much time when doing research and reading it is definitely worth it! If possible I by all electronic books now! The book is necessary for most ethics classes and have a wealth of knowledge and things to think about, I haven't taken a recent ethics class but still reference it here and there personally when doing research and thinking about things! I bought both hard copy and electronic. I sold the hard copy but wouldn't have if not for the electronic copy!
  • Yannara
Wow! I'm reviewing Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics! First, I read this first at college 25 years ago. Re-reading it provided me an amazing a-ha!!! So much more made sense to me! It's one of those texts that is worth re-reading a couple of times in one's life, for as we mature, we are privy to new insights offered by this great person. First, this translation contained at least a half dozen translation errors. What I found to be errors off the cuff makes me wonder what other errors might have been made in the translation and editing process. The errors that I found were minor and would not have altered my decision to purchase this masterpiece. Second, while brilliant and while he discusses the values and virtues and deficits and aspirations and social processes, this piece does not focus upon the applied ethics that I most enjoy. I give this a solid "A" and highly recommend it for anyone who wishes to study human nature and ethical conflicts. Overall, the translation is probably easier to read than an older translation, most likely because of the difference between today's and yesterday's more eloquent English. Again, outstanding reading!
  • Blackworm
Terence Irwin’s translation is enjoyable to read. In some places he fills in sentences to make the meaning clear. Also, in the Kindle edition it is easy to jump to footnotes for more information.
Aristotle’s clear thinking and precise vocabulary are brilliant. He and his community were living virtuous, fulfilling lives thousands of years ago, and I find his insights useful today.
  • Cerar
Enjoyed reading this book, even if it was for a college class.
Excellent. This may very well be the best college level reference book ever written. The 2400 year old "verbage" may require a little patience, but will be well worth the effort.