Aristotle: Nicomachean Ethics
Books VIII and IX
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Aristotle: Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle
Book DescriptionIn Books VIII and IX of his masterpiece of moral philosophy, the Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle gives perhaps the most famous of all philosophical discussions of friendship. Michael Pakaluk presents the first systematic study in English of these books, showing how important Aristotle's treatment of friendship is to his ethics as a whole. Pakaluk's fresh and scrupulously accurate translation is accompanied by a detailed philosophical commentary which reveals the remarkably coherent structure of the books and unfolds with lucidity the various arguments contained within Aristotle's terse and compressed text. Pakaluk looks at the logical form of Aristotle's analysis of friendship, at his subtle view of the relationship between friendship and justice, at the role of reciprocity in friendship, at civic friendship and its relation to the family, and at the development of friendship out of self-love and reflexive consciousness. This volume will be a valuable tool for anyone studying Aristotle's ethics, especially readers with no Greek.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198751038
(223mm x 144mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 28-Jan-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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