Aristotle's Ethics

Paula Gottlieb

in The Oxford Handbook of the History of Ethics

Published in print January 2013 | ISBN: 9780199545971
Published online April 2013 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Philosophy

Aristotle's Ethics

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This chapter examines the main issues in Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics. The discussions cover his views on happiness, virtues of character, virtues of thought, moral responsibility, moral dilemmas, practical reasoning, choice, akrasia, pleasure, and friendship.

Keywords: Nicomachean Ethics; happiness; virtues; moral responsibility; moral dilemmas; practical reasoning; choice; akrasia; pleasure; friendship

Article.  14418 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy ; Moral Philosophy ; Classical Philosophy

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