Released on 2013-02-11Categories Philosophy

The Routledge Guidebook to Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics

The Routledge Guidebook to Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics

Author: Gerard J Hughes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136181245

Category: Philosophy

Page: 290

View: 877

Written by one of the most important founding figures of Western philosophy, Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics represents a critical point in the study of ethics which has influenced the direction of modern philosophy. The Routledge Guidebook to Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics introduces the major themes in Aristotle’s great book and acts as a companion for reading this key work, examining: The context of Aristotle’s work and the background to his writing Each separate part of the text in relation to its goals, meanings and impact The reception the book received when first seen by the world The relevance of Aristotle’s work to modern philosophy, its legacy and influence. With further reading included throughout, this text is essential reading for all students of philosophy, and all those wishing to get to grips with this classic work.
Released on 2002-01-04Categories Philosophy

Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Aristotle on Ethics

Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Aristotle on Ethics

Author: Gerard Hughes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780203181577

Category: Philosophy

Page: 242

View: 122

Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics is one of the most important texts in western philosophy, and arguably the most influential text on contemporary moral theory. This GuideBook introduces and assesses: * Aristotle's life and the background to the Nicomachean Ethics * The ideas and text of the Nicomachean Ethics * Aristotle's central role in philosophy and his continuing contribution to our ethical thought
Released on 2013-02-11Categories Philosophy

The Routledge Guidebook to Plato's Republic

The Routledge Guidebook to Plato's Republic

Author: Nickolas Pappas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136205439

Category: Philosophy

Page: 320

View: 559

Plato, often cited as a founding father of Western philosophy, set out ideas in the Republic regarding the nature of justice, order, and the character of the just individual, that endure into the modern day. The Routledge Guidebook to Plato’s Republic introduces the major themes in Plato’s great book and acts as a companion for reading the work, examining: The context of Plato’s work and the background to his writing Each separate part of the text in relation to its goals, meanings and impact The reception the book received when first seen by the world The relevance of Plato’s work to modern philosophy, its legacy and influence. With further reading included throughout, this text follows Plato’s original work closely, making it essential reading for all students of philosophy, and all those wishing to get to grips with this classic work.
Released on 2013-02-11Categories Philosophy

The Routledge Guidebook to Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations

The Routledge Guidebook to Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations

Author: Marie McGinn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136170690

Category: Philosophy

Page: 346

View: 154

Wittgenstein is one of the most important and influential twentieth-century philosophers in the western tradition. In his Philosophical Investigations he undertakes a radical critique of analytical philosophy's approach to both the philosophy of language and the philosophy of mind. The Routledge Guidebook to Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations introduces and assesses: Wittgenstein's life The principal ideas of the Philosophical Investigations Some of the principal disputes concerning the interpretation of his work Wittgenstein's philosophical method and its connection with the form of the text. With further reading included throughout, this guidebook is essential reading for all students of philosophy, and all those wishing to get to grips with this masterpiece.
Released on 2019-05-02Categories Philosophy

The Nicomachean Ethics

The Nicomachean Ethics

Author: Aristotle

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141395241

Category: Philosophy

Page: 400

View: 535

One of the most important philosophical works of all time, in a new Penguin Classics translation. Aristotle's classic treatise is based on his famous doctrine of the golden mean, which advocates taking the middle course between excess and deficiency. Reacting against Plato's absolutism, Aristotle insisted that there are no definitive moral standards, and that ethical philosophy must be based on human nature and experience. Treating such topics as moral worth, intellectual virtue, pleasure, friendship, and happiness, Aristotle's work asks above all: what is the good life and how can we live it?
Released on 2018-10-08Categories Philosophy

Happiness as Actuality in Nicomachean Ethics

Happiness as Actuality in Nicomachean Ethics

Author: Sorin Sabou

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532659904

Category: Philosophy

Page: 158

View: 253

This is a study about the meaning of happiness (εὐδαιμονία) in Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics (EN). It is argued that εὐδαιμονία in EN means actuality, and it has to be interpreted through the lenses of two metaphors used by Aristotle in EN 1.7 1098a21 and 10.6 1176a30: the “perimeter of good” and the “imprint of happiness.” To explain the meaning of happiness Aristotle first has to delineate the “perimeter of good” of human beings, and he does that with the help of two criteria: the final end [τέλος] and the function of humanity [ἔργον ἀνθρώπου]. These two criteria are metaphysical concepts which describe the “good” as the final metaphysical aim of every person, and the best every person can be. This metaphysical teleological aim is the “actuality of the soul” according with excellence. This is the “perimeter” within which Aristotle enquires about εὐδαιμονία—the good of humans.
Released on 2014-11-20Categories Philosophy

Aristotle: Nicomachean Ethics

Aristotle: Nicomachean Ethics

Author: Aristotle

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107039605

Category: Philosophy

Page: 257

View: 115

This new edition provides an accurate, readable and accessible translation of one of the world's greatest ethical works, enabling readers to come close to Aristotle's original. Primarily for non-Greek readers, this book is also of wider interest to students and scholars of ethics, ancient philosophy, Aristotle and classics.
Released on 2013-02-11Categories Philosophy

The Routledge Guidebook to Locke's Essay Concerning Human Understanding

The Routledge Guidebook to Locke's Essay Concerning Human Understanding

Author: E. J. Lowe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136205514

Category: Philosophy

Page: 226

View: 674

John Locke is widely acknowledged as the most important figure in the history of English philosophy and An Essay Concerning Human Understanding is his greatest intellectual work, emphasising the importance of experience for the formation of knowledge. The Routledge Guidebook to Locke’s Essay Concerning Human Understanding introduces the major themes of Locke’s great book and serves as a companion to this key work, examining: The context of Locke’s work and the background to his writing Each part of the text in relation to its goals, meaning and impact The reception of the book when it was first seen by the world The relevance of Locke’s work to philosophy today, its legacy and influence With further reading suggested throughout, this text follows Locke’s original work closely, making it essential reading for all students of philosophy, and all those wishing to get to grips with this classic work.