Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics by Michael Pakaluk
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Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics
By Michael Pakaluk

Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics

An Introduction

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Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics by Michael Pakaluk

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This is an engaging and accessible introduction to the Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle's great masterpiece of moral philosophy. Michael Pakaluk offers a thorough and lucid examination of the entire work, uncovering Aristotle's motivations and basic views while paying careful attention to his arguments. The chapter on friendship captures Aristotle's doctrine with clarity and insight, and Pakaluk gives original and compelling interpretations of the Function Argument, the Doctrine of the Mean, courage and other character virtues, Akrasia, and the two treatments of pleasure. There is also a useful section on how to read an Aristotelian text. This book will be invaluable for all student readers encountering one of the most important and influential works of Western philosophy.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521520683
ISBN-10: 0521520681
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 20mm)
Pages: 360
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 25-Aug-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Michael Pakaluk

Michael Pakaluk is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Clark University, Massachusetts. He has published extensively in the history of philosophy, including Plato, Aquinas, Hume, and Reid, as well as in political philosophy.

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