Chapter

Introduction

Nancy Sherman

in The Fabric of Character

Published in print March 1991 | ISBN: 9780198239178
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598395 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198239173.003.0001

Series: Clarendon Paperbacks

 Introduction

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I lay out the argument of the book and point to Aristotle's focus on ethics of character and good living. I claim that Aristotelian character cannot be understood apart from a conception of practical reason and that the overall aim of the Nicomachean Ethics is to produce a practical theory that will be a guide for good living.

Keywords: Aristotle; character; eudaimonia; excellence; happiness; practical reason; virtue

Chapter.  4813 words. 

Subjects: Ancient Philosophy

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