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The Aristotelian Ethics in Antiquity

Anthony Kenny

in The Aristotelian Ethics: A study of the relationship between the Eudemian and Nicomachean ethics of Aristotle

Published in print:
1978
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198245544
eISBN:
9780191680878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198245544.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses two of the three Aristotelian Ethics, which are the Eudemian Ethics and the Nicomachean Ethics. The Nicomachean Ethics have been considered as the ethics of Aristotle for many ... More


The Endoxon Mystique: What Endoxa Are And What They Are Not

Dorothea Frede

in Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, Volume 43

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199666164
eISBN:
9780191751936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199666164.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The article contradicts recent tendencies to treat the approach via endoxa as Aristotle’s ubiquitous method of justification in his ethics. It points out that the use in Nicomachean Ethics VII 1-2 is ... More


Introduction

C. D. C. REEVE

in Practices of Reason: Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198235651
eISBN:
9780191679094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198235651.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This introductory chapter begins with a brief account of the genesis of this book, which seeks to elucidate the epistemological, metaphysical, and psychological foundations of Aristotle's Nicomachean ... More


Aristotle and the Virtues

Howard J. Curzer

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199693726
eISBN:
9780191738890
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693726.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Aristotle is the father of virtue ethics, and virtue ethics is hot. Yet Aristotle’s accounts of the individual virtues remain opaque, for most contemporary commentators of Aristotle’s Nicomachean ... More


Aristotle on the Perfect Life

Anthony Kenny

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198240174
eISBN:
9780191680106
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240174.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Aristotle's teaching on the subject of happiness has been a topic of intense philosophical debate. Did he hold that happiness consists in the exercise of all the virtues, moral and intellectual, or ... More


Practices of Reason: Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics

C. D. C. Reeve

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198235651
eISBN:
9780191679094
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198235651.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book provides an exploration of the epistemological, metaphysical, and psychological foundations of the Nicomachean Ethics. Rejecting current orthodoxy, this book argues that ... More


Prepositions, Adverbs, and Pronouns in the Ethical Treatises

Anthony Kenny

in The Aristotelian Ethics: A study of the relationship between the Eudemian and Nicomachean ethics of Aristotle

Published in print:
1978
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198245544
eISBN:
9780191680878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198245544.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses the style of ethical treatises in the three ethical books of Aristotle: the Nicomachean Ethics, the Eudemian Ethics, and the Aristotelian Ethics. It pays particular attention ... More


Particles and Connectives in the Aristotelian Ethics

Anthony Kenny

in The Aristotelian Ethics: A study of the relationship between the Eudemian and Nicomachean ethics of Aristotle

Published in print:
1978
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198245544
eISBN:
9780191680878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198245544.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses the beginnings of a possible systematic study of the style and comparison of the books common to the Eudemian Ethics and Nicomachean Ethics. This study is limited to a single ... More


Found in Translation: Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics 3. 5, 1113b7–8, and its Reception

Susanne Bobzien

in Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, Volume 45

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199679430
eISBN:
9780191758492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679430.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter is an exercise in the study of philosophical reception, and also serves as an introduction to the reception of the Nicomachean Ethics from its beginnings to the present day. Rather than ... More


The Aristotelian Ethics in Antiquity

Anthony Kenny

in The Aristotelian Ethics: A Study of the Relationship between the Eudemian and Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198790938
eISBN:
9780191836282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790938.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter discusses two of the three Aristotelian Ethics, which are the Eudemian Ethics and the Nicomachean Ethics. The Nicomachean Ethics have been considered as the ethics of Aristotle for many ... More


Aristotle's Dialogue with Socrates: On the "Nicomachean Ethics"

Ronna Burger

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226080505
eISBN:
9780226080543
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226080543.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

What is the good life for a human being? Aristotle's exploration of this question in the Nicomachean Ethics has established it as a founding work of Western philosophy, though its teachings have long ... More


Happiness in the Aristotelian Ethics

Anthony Kenny

in The Aristotelian Ethics: A study of the relationship between the Eudemian and Nicomachean ethics of Aristotle

Published in print:
1978
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198245544
eISBN:
9780191680878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198245544.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses happiness in the Nicomachean Ethics, the Eudemian Ethics, and the Aristotelian Ethics. While the references to happiness in the Aristotelian Ethics are brief and at times ... More


The Account of the Voluntariness of Virtue in the Anonymous Peripatetic Commentary on Nicomachean Ethics 2–5

Erik Eliasson

in Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, Volume 44

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199677887
eISBN:
9780191761157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677887.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This paper establishes that the anonymous peripatetic commentary on Nicomachean Ethics books II-V presents an account of the voluntariness of virtue that responds to problems not sufficiently dealt ... More


The Contents of Books VII and X of the Nicomachean Ethics

J. C. B. Gosling and C. C. W. Taylor

in The Greeks On Pleasure

Published in print:
1982
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198246664
eISBN:
9780191681035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198246664.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The last two chapters argued that there is no reason to suppose any change of view on Aristotle's part as to the nature of pleasure or its relation to the good for man. While the Eudemian Ethics does ... More


Introductory Note: Aristotle’s Ethical Writings

W.F.R. Hardie

in Aristotle's Ethical Theory

Published in print:
1980
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198246329
eISBN:
9780191680953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198246329.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book examines Aristotle's ethical doctrines as they are expounded in the work known as the Nicomachean Ethics (EN). Two other works on ethics have come down as Aristotle's, the Eudemian Ethics ... More


The Carpenter and the Good 

Rachel Barney

in Pursuing the Good: Ethics and Metaphysics in Plato's Republic

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748628117
eISBN:
9780748652488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748628117.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter addresses the question of how good an argument Aristotle has at the end of Nicomachean Ethics I.6, in his final criticism of Plato's Form of the Good, presenting the argument from the ... More


Wisdom in the Aristotelian Ethics

Anthony Kenny

in The Aristotelian Ethics: A study of the relationship between the Eudemian and Nicomachean ethics of Aristotle

Published in print:
1978
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198245544
eISBN:
9780191680878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198245544.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses a study that looks separately at the phronesis-theory of each of the three treatises. It also compares the phronēsis-theory of the Aristotelian Ethics with that of the ... More


Pleasure as an Activity in the Nicomachean Ethics

Robert Heinaman

in Moral Psychology and Human Action in Aristotle

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199546541
eISBN:
9780191728600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546541.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Two interrelated sets of problems arise in Aristotle's discussion of pleasure in the Nicomachean Ethics: those involving how pleasure can be an activity as opposed to a change and those involving how ... More


Cross-references in the Ethics

Anthony Kenny

in The Aristotelian Ethics: A study of the relationship between the Eudemian and Nicomachean ethics of Aristotle

Published in print:
1978
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198245544
eISBN:
9780191680878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198245544.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses the internal evidence that concerns the original context of the disputed middle books of Aristotle. It also examines the forward-looking references in the first five books of ... More


The Good Is That to Which All Things Aim: Aristotle on God and the Good

Diana Lobel

in The Quest for God and the Good: World Philosophy as a Living Experience

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153157
eISBN:
9780231527019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153157.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines Aristotle's views on God and the good as well as his notion of the moral life by focusing on his Nicomachean Ethics and Eudemian Ethics. Aristotle offers an earthy, practical ... More


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