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Introductory Note: Aristotle’s Ethical Writings

W.F.R. Hardie

in Aristotle's Ethical Theory

Second edition

Published in print January 1980 | ISBN: 9780198246329
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191680953 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198246329.003.0001
Introductory Note: Aristotle’s Ethical Writings

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This book examines Aristotle's ethical doctrines as they are expounded in the work known as the Nicomachean Ethics (EN). Two other works on ethics have come down as Aristotle's, the Eudemian Ethics (EE) and the Great Ethics or Magna Moralia. This chapter briefly refers to the general character of these other two treatises, and to the variety of the opinions which have been held by scholars about their relations to the Nicomachean Ethics. It also describes the characteristics of the Nicomachean Ethics. The discussion aims to anticipate some of the questions which the non-specialist reader is likely to have in mind about Aristotle's ethical writings.

Keywords: Nicomachean Ethics; Eudemian Ethics; Greek philosophy; Magna Moralia; Aristotle

Chapter.  4234 words. 

Subjects: Ancient Philosophy

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