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:
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Acknowledgements Note on the text 1. Aristotle’s life and work 2. Style, structure and aim of the Ethics 3. The fulfilled life 4. Moral virtues and moral training 5. Practical Wisdom 6. Responsibility 7. Justice 8. Moral failure 8. Relationships with others 9. Pleasure and the good life 10. Aristotle’s moral world and ours Glossary Bibliography
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