1 Oct Having been neglected for many centuries, Aristotle’s other, less famous, treatise on ethics, the Eudemian Ethics, has received a good deal of. 14 Jul A major treatise on moral philosophy by Aristotle, this is the first time the Eudemian Ethics has been published in its entirety in any modern. 9 Jun The Eudemian Ethics and the De Virtutibus et Vitiis have not received much attention from scholars. Mr. Ross’s suggestions have been of the.

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There are also many useful explanatory notes which clarify the arguments and allusions that Aristotle makes. The Great Endarkenment Elijah Millgram. Aristotle classifies and examines the various moral and intellectual virtues, and he considers the roles of friendship and pleasure in a life well lived.

Refresh and try again. Furthermore, in a number of places Inwood and Woolf fail to translate recurring expressions uniformly, making it hard for the reader to see conceptual links that are plain in Aristotle’s Greek.

Then there is a section concerning kalokagathiathe beautiful and good nobility of a gentleman, a virtue which implies all the moral virtues as well as good fortune. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered.

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While I agree with most of his virtues some of his views are different than what I as a Christian could agree with. This sense of the inadequacy of general theory and the inherent inexactness of ethics is not expressed in EE, where ethics is treated as a matter that can be encompassed by a general eudemuan This theory can be learnt first and particulars – specifically appropriate actions and states of emotion – readily recognised and subsumed under it.


Jun 19, Joey rated it really liked it. Its ethucs focus is on Ethicsmaking it one of the primary sources available for study of Aristotelian Ethics. He was interested, first and foremost, in his philosophy. Trivia About The Eudemian Ethics. Part of a series on the. He sthics out his conception of the well-lived human life by providing philosophical analyses of self-control and its lack, of pleasure, and of etbics.

While pleasure is often given as the greatest cause of happiness Aristotle would say that this happiness is not true happiness.

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His extant writings span a wide range of disciplines, from logic, metaphysics and philosophy of mind, through ethics, political theory, aesthetics and rhetoric, and into such primarily non-philosophical fields as empirical biology, where he excelled at detailed plant and animal observation and taxonomy.

A few etnics minor shortcomings aside, Inwood and Woolf have given us an extremely valuable translation of an important, but neglected text.

Though the general point of view expressed in each tehics is the same, there are many subtle differences in organization and content uedemian well. To me this seems like common sense: A major treatise on moral philosophy by Aristotle, this is the first time the Eudemian Ethics has been published in its entirety in any modern language.


I mention two points. Inwood and Woolf, perhaps not surprisingly, translate the central term as “function.

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Aristotle on Perceiving Objects Anna Marmodoro. Jul 07, Brian Schiebout rated it really liked it. It would have been better, and easy enough, to render them uniformly.

An example of this would be his views on pride which he states is a virtue but I believe is a vice. Second are General Topics which offer detailed introductions to the main areas of Aristotle’s philosophical activity. While pleasure is often given as the greatest cause of happiness Aristotle would say that this happines Eudemian Ethics by Aristotle and translated by Anthony Kenny describes how one is to live a happy life.

All of these are true friendship but we must realize which type of friendship we have with someone in order to know what to expect.

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To ask other readers questions about The Eudemian Ethicsplease sign up. My impression is that NE replaces EE.