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2, 2, 236 p. ; 23 cm.
East Asia Library
2 v. ; 27 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)

3. Aristotle's ethics [1988]

130 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Preface References Introduction 1. The Ideal Life: a Preliminary Discussion 2. Excellence of Character 3. Action and its Motives 4. Responsibility and Choice 5. Particular Excellences of Character 6. The Excellences of Intelligence 7. Strength and Weakness of Will 8. Pleasure 9. Social Relationships 10. Eudaemonia Further Reading Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780631159469 20160528
Aristotle's ethical writings are among the world's greatest, but are easily misunderstood by the inexperienced. Professor Urmson, after 50 years of study, provides a clear account of the main doctrines without dwelling on matters of mainly scholarly interest. Aristotle's concern is to examine the ingredients of the life most worth living. In so doing, he analyzes the nature of excellence of character, intelligence, pleasure and friendship. The fact that Aristotle's work is untouched by the Judeo-Christian culture which colours modern thought makes it more interesting, though more liable to misconstruction and thus demanding of such help as this book provides.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780631156734 20160527
Green Library, Philosophy Library (Tanner)
103 p. ; 24 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
x, 272 p. ; 21 cm.
  • 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.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415663854 20160612
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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415663854 20160612
Green Library
x, 290 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction Jon Miller-- Part I. Textual Issues: 1. On the unity of the Nicomachean Ethics Michael Pakaluk-- Part II. Happiness: 2. Living for the sake of an ultimate end Susan Sauve-- 3. Contemplation and Eudaimonia in the Nicomachean Ethics Norman O. Dahl-- 4. Aristotle on Eudaimonia, Nous, and divinity A. A. Long-- Part III. Psychology: 5. Aristotle, agents, and action Iakovos Vasilou-- 6. Wicked and inappropriate passion Stephen Leighton-- 7. Perfecting pleasures: the metaphysics of pleasure in Nicomachean Ethics X Christopher Shields-- 8. Aristotle's definition of non-rational pleasure and pain and desire Klaus Corcilius-- 9. Non-rational desire and Aristotle's moral psychology Giles Pearson-- Part IV. Virtues: 10. Beauty and morality in Aristotle T. H. Irwin-- 11. Justice in the Nicomachean Ethics Book V Hallvard Fossheim.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521514484 20160606
Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics is one of the most important ethical treatises ever written, and has had a profound influence on the subsequent development of ethics and moral psychology. This collection of essays, written by both senior and younger scholars in the field, presents a thorough and close examination of the work. The essays address a broad range of issues including the compositional integrity of the Ethics, the nature of desire, the value of emotions, happiness and the virtues. The result is a volume which will challenge and advance the scholarship on the Ethics, establishing new ways of viewing and appreciating the work for all scholars of Aristotle.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521514484 20160606
Green Library
xvi, 259 p. ; 25 cm.
  • Otfried Hoffe: Introduction-- Otfried Hoffe: Ethics as practical philosophy - methodological considerations-- John L. Ackrill: Aristotle on eudaimonia-- Hellmut Flashar: The critique of Plato-- Ursula Wolf: The sense of Aristotle's doctrine of the mean-- Christof Rapp: Free will, choice, and responsibility-- Gunther Bien: Aristotle on justice-- Theodor Ebert: Phronesis - notes on a concept of Aristotle's Ethics-- Richard Robinson: Aristotle on akrasia-- Friedo Ricken: The value and nature of pleasure-- Anthony Price: Friendship-- Wolfgang Kullmann: The contemplative and the political forms of life-- Otfried Hoffe: Prospect: Aristotle or Kant - against a simple alternative.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004177628 20160604
Anyone interested in theories of moral or human practice will find in Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics one of the few basic models relevant through to today. At the centre of his analysis, both sober and cautious, are such concepts as happiness, virtue, choice, prudence, incontinence, pleasure and friendship. Aristotle's arguments are by no means of merely historical interest, but continue to exert a key influence on present-day ethical debate. The thirteen contributions in this volume present the foundations of Aristotle's investigation, along with the modern background of its reception.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004177628 20160604
Green Library
xii, 226 p. ; 26 cm.
  • Classical scholarship in twelfth-century Byzantium / Anthony Kaldellis
  • The literary, cultural and political context for the twelfth-century commentary on the Nicomachean ethics / Peter Frankopan
  • The Aristotelian ethics in Byzantium / Linos G. Benakis
  • Neoplatonic source-material in Eustratios of Nicaea's commentary on Book VI of the Nicomachean ethics / Michele Trizio
  • Eustratios of Nicaea's 'Definition of being' revisited / David Jenkins
  • Eustratios of Nicaea on the separation of art and theology / Charles Barber
  • The anonymous commentary on Nicomachean ethics VII : language, style, and implications / Elizabeth A. Fisher
  • Michael of Ephesus on the empirical man, the scientist and the educated man (in Ethica Nicomachea X and in De partibus animalium I) / George Arabatzis
  • Some observations on Michael of Ephesus' comments on Nicomachean ethics / Katerina Ierodiakonou.
Green Library
vi, 374 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • The early thirteenth century
  • The structure of the soul, intellectual virtues, and the ethical ideal of masters of arts in early commentaries on the Nichomachean ethics / Valeria A. Buffon
  • Moral and intellectual virtues in the earliest Latin commentaries on the Nicomachean ethics / Irene Zavattero
  • Virtus in the Naples commentary on the Ethica nova (MS Naples, biblioteca nazionale) / Martin J. Tracey
  • Albert the Great and Thomas Aquinas in war and peace : the virtue of courage in the writings of Albert the Great and Thomas Aquinas / Jorn Muller
  • Albert the Great and Thomas Aquinas on magnanimity / Tobias Hoffmann
  • Aquinas's interpretation of the Aristotelian virtue of justice and his doctrine of natural law / Matthias Perkams
  • The late thirteenth century
  • Heroic virtue in the commentary tradition on the Nicomachean ethics in the second half of the thirteenth century / Iacopo Costa
  • Utrumfelix indigeat amicis : the reception of the Aristotelian theory of friendship at the arts faculty in Paris / Marco Toste
  • The thirteenth and fourteenth centuries
  • The cardinal virtues in medieval commentaries on the Nicomachean ethics, 1250-1350 / Istvan P. Bejczy
  • Political prudence in some medieval commentaries on the sixth book of the Nicomachean ethics / Roberto Lambertini
  • The virtue of virginity : the Aristotelian challenge / Pavel Bla
  • The fifteenth century
  • Teaching ethics at the University of Vienna : the making of a commentary at the faculty of arts (a case study) / Christoph Flueler.
Green Library
viii, 132 p. ; 20 cm.
Green Library
viii, 384 p. ; 25 cm.
  • Notes on Contributors.Acknowledgment.Abbreviations.Introduction (Richard Kraut).1. Aristotle's Ethical Treatises (Chris Bobonich).2. Human Good and Human Function (Gavin Lawrence).3. How to Justify Ethical Propositions: Aristotle's Method (Richard Kraut).4. The Central Doctrine of the Mean (Rosalind Hursthouse).5. Aristotle on Moral Virtue and the Fine (Gabriel Richardson Lear).6. Aristotle on the Voluntary (Susan Sauve Meyer).7. Aristotle on Greatness of Soul (Roger Crisp).8. Aristotle's Justice (Charles Young).9. Aristotle on the Virtues of Thought (C.D.C. Reeve).10. The Practical Syllogism (Paula Gottlieb).11. Acrasia and Self-Control (A.W. Price).12. Pleasure and Pain in Aristotle's Ethics (Dorothea Frede).13. The Nicomachean Account of Philia (Jennifer Whiting).14. Aristotle's Political Ethics (Malcolm Schofield).15. Aquinas, Natural Law, and Aristotelian Eudaemonism (T. H. Irwin).16. Aristotle and Contemporary Ethics (Sarah Broadie).Index of Passages from Aristotle.General Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781405120210 20160528
"The Blackwell Guide to Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics" illuminates Aristotle's ethics for both academics and students new to the work, with sixteen newly commissioned essays by distinguished international scholars. The structure of the book mirrors the organization of the Nichomachean Ethics itself. It discusses the human good, the general nature of virtue, the distinctive characteristics of particular virtues, voluntariness, self-control, and pleasure.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781405120210 20160528
Green Library
ix, 290 p. ; 24 cm.
  • What Aristotle's Rhetoric can tell us about the rationality of virtue
  • Decision, rational powers, and irrational powers
  • The varieties of moral failure
  • Passion and the two sides of virtue
  • Aristotle's ethical virtues are political virtues
  • The ethical dimensions of Aristotle's Metaphysics
  • Living politically and living rationally : choosing ends and choosing lives.
Green Library
xii, 145 p. ; 23 cm.
Assuming that people want to be happy, can we show that they cannot be happy without being ethical, and that all rational people therefore should be able to see that it is in their own best interest to be ethical? Is it irrational to reject ethics? Aristotle thought so, claims Anna Lannstrom; but, she adds, he also thought that there was no way to prove it to a skeptic or an immoral person. Lannstrom probes Aristotle's view that desire is crucial to decision making and to the formation of moral habits, pinpointing the "love of the fine" as the starting point of any argument for ethics. Those who love the fine can be persuaded that ethics is a crucial part of our happiness. However, as Lannstrom explains, the immoral person does not share this love and therefore Aristotle denied that this argument would convince the immoral person to change. Lannstrom maintains, thus, that "Aristotle's Ethics" was written for those who already love the fine, aiming to help them improve their self-understanding and encouraging them to become better human beings. As a consequence, Aristotelian ethics remain viable today. Written in accessible and lucid prose, "Loving the Fine" contributes to the renewed interest in Aristotle's moral philosophy and will be of interest to students of virtue ethics and the history of philosophy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780268034023 20160528
Green Library

14. Aristotle's ethics [2000]

ix, 255 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction-- THE GOOD FOR MAN: FIRST DISCUSSION (BOOK I)-- 1. Introduction-- 2. The Good as the Ultimate End-- 3. The Ultimate End as 'Eudaimonia'-- 4. The Good for Man and the 'Function' of Man-- 5. Rival Interpretations-- 6. Some Reactions-- [7] Appendix. Aristotle on the Platonic Theory in I.6-- VIRTUES OF CHARACTER (BOOK II)-- 1. The Parts of the Soul (I.13)-- 2. Virtue as a Disposition (II.5)-- 3. Virtue as a 'Mean' (II.6)-- 4. Feelings and Actions-- 5. Concluding Remarks-- JUSTICE (BOOK V)-- 1. Universal and Particular Justice (V.1-2)-- 2. Justice in Distribution (V.3)-- 3. Justice in Rectification (V.4)-- 4. Justice in Exchange (V.5)-- 5. Justice and the Mean-- 6. A General Observation on 'Virtue of Character'-- [7] Appendix. V.6-11-- VIRTUES OF INTELLECT (BOOK VI)-- 1. The Introduction (1138b18-34)-- 2. The Theoretical and the Practical (VI.1-3, 6)-- 3. The Technical (VI.4)-- 4. What Practical Wisdom is-- 5. Comment-- [7] Appendix. Note on 1142a25-30-- RESPONSIBILITY (III.1)-- 1. Introduction-- 2. The Analysis of Responsibility (III.1)-- 3. Aristotle and the Problem of Free Will (III.5)-- 4. Two Comments-- [7] Appendix. Comparison with 'EN' V.8-- SELF-CONTROL-- 1. Preliminaries (VII.1-2)-- 2. Aristotle's Account of 'Akrasia' (VII.3)-- 3. Objection-- 4. Explanations-- [5] Appendix. Note on the Practical Syllogism-- PLEASURE (VII.11-14, X.1-5)-- 1. Book VI and X-- 2. The Goodness of Pleasure-- 3. Friendship and Altruism-- 4. The Relation between Pleasure and Activity-- 5. Pleasure and Activities-- FRIENDSHIP (BOOKS VIII-IX)-- 1. Introduction-- 2. The Varieties of Friendship-- 3. Friendship and Altruism-- 4. Why One who is 'Eudaimon' Needs Friends (IX.9)-- 5. Conclusion-- THE GOOD FOR MAN: SECOND DISCUSSION (X.6-8)-- 1. Recapitulation-- 2. Aristotle's Arguments-- 3. Aristotle's Position-- 4. Escape Routes-- 5. A Comment-- ARISTOTLE'S METHODS IN ETHICS-- 1. Dialectic-- 2. Aristotle on First Principles-- 3. Aristotle's Basic Principles-- CONCLUDING REMARKS-- REFERENCES-- INDEX LOCORUM-- GENERAL INDEX.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198752653 20160528
David Bostock presents a fresh critical introduction to one of the great classics of moral philosophy. Aristotle's Nicomachaen Ethics is and deserves to be his most widely studied work, for much of what it has to say is still important for today's debate on the problems of ethics. In this new book, David Bostock guides the reader through explanations and evaluations of all the main themes of Aristotle's work, paying due attention to questions of interpretation, and the differing views of a range of commentators. The emphasis is on the philosophical merits and demerits of the doctrines that emerge and these are critically discussed in simple and straightforward terminology. Each chapter concludes with suggestions for further reading on the themes and ideas discussed within the chapter, and the book finishes with an evaluation of the Ethics as a whole. Bostock provides the ideal companion to study of this great work, helping the reader to engage with its ideas and arguments as living philosophy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198752653 20160528
Green Library
viii, 318 p. ; 21 cm.
Green Library
164 p. ; 21 cm.
Green Library
2 v. (xiii, 1000 p.) : ill. ; 25 cm.
Philosophy Library (Tanner), SAL3 (off-campus storage)
vi, 304 p. ; 23 cm.
Philosophy Library (Tanner)
xxiv, 747, [1] p. 22 cm.
Green Library
1 online resource (61 pages)
Takes the greatest works of practical philosophy and pares them down to their essence.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781604190427 20170502


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