The Nicomachean Ethics

The Nicomachean Ethics - Penguin Classics

Further Revised Edition

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Synopsis

A profound examination of the nature of happiness by one of the giants of ancient Greek philosophy

In The Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle argues that happiness consists in 'activity of the soul in accordance with virtue' - for example, with moral virtues, such as courage, generosity and justice, and intellectual virtues, such as knowledge, wisdom and insight. The Ethics also discusses the nature of practical reasoning, the value and the objects of pleasure, the different forms of friendship and the relationship between individual virtue, society and the State. Aristotle's work has had a lasting influence on all subsequent Western thought about ethical matters.

Translated by J. A. K. Thomson
Revised with Notes and Appendices by Hugh Tredennick
Introduction and Bibliography by Jonathan Barnes

Book information

ISBN: 9780140449495
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
Edition: Further Revised Edition
DEWEY: 170
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 329
Weight: 298g
Height: 197mm
Width: 129mm
Spine width: 23mm