Nicomachean Ethics. Front Cover. Aristotle. Hackett Publishing Company Terence Irwin is Professor of Ancient Philosophy in the University of Oxford, and. Terence Irwin. Abstract, This Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics , b and Free e Terence Irwin, Trans., Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics. Aristotle Translated, with Introduction, by Terence Irwin. – pp. the first edition, the second edition of the Irwin Nicomachean Ethics features a revised.

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As Hackett arostotle served our discipline so well for so many years with valuable and reasonably priced editions, Reeve’s latest effort will be understandably welcomed by most, if not all. Biology, metaphysics, and other bodies of knowledge have no foundational role in politics whatsoever” p. Philosophical Review 97 2: The best way to illustrate the differences between various translations is to exhibit selected portions and compare them, nicomachena just to the Greek original but also to each other as to diction, ease of comprehension and so on.

For instance, in IV. The fact that something seems so to all or most people leads us ‘to trust it as something in accord with experience’ Div.

Sarah Terencr and Christopher Rowe, Aristotle: I 10 ahowever, that presumption is cancelled, pending further investigation into the puzzle created by the conflict. Happy Lives and the Highest Good: I atistotle that Reeve resists ‘proof’ since it might suggest the strong notion of demonstration nicpmachean 0found in the Analyticsperhaps, and to be consistent with other occurrences of the verb in our text that he translates as ‘show’ deiknunaiall listed in the index.

For, in his pages of notes to his translation, numbered consecutively fromwe are referred profusely to a wide range of other passages in Aristotle’s works, from other ethical works, of course, but also to his rhetorical, political, psychological, biological, logical, and metaphysical writings, often with rather lengthy excerpts provided.

It presents fewer supplements than Irwin’s, is often clearer than Rowe’s, and is typically smoother and more idiomatic than either. Collins have produced aristktle an English-language translation of the Ethics that is as remarkably faithful to the original as it is graceful in its rendering.

This practice has the considerable advantage of illustrating the relevance of a cross-reference instantly, allowing other Aristotelian and, more selectively, Platonic texts to shed light on the passage in question without requiring the reader to consult another volume. History of Western Philosophy.


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For anyone who urwin to reconcile the demands of leadership with a concern for personal integrity and spiritual well-being, the Meditations remains as relevant now as it was two thousand years ago. In this way we must prove the common beliefs about these ways of being affected — ideally, all the common beliefs, but, if not all, most of them and the most important. Readers of Reeve’s etnics translations of both Platonic and Aristotelian texts will have high expectations for this latest entry in what seems a never-ending stream of new translations of the NEand I assume that this one is meant in some way to replace Irwin’s earlier and widely used 2 nd ed.

He has opted, instead, for a concise overview of his general understanding of the “philosophy of human affairs” b15 ; those unfamiliar with his previous scholarship in this area will find the introduction incisive and informative.

And their temperate actions, what would they be? StewartThe Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle. Notes on the Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle. A more comprehensive assessment, however, will account for the diverse needs of different sorts of reader. Nicomachean Ethics, Book Vii: In the hands of a very knowing instructor the fact that the data are there leaves plenty of room for her or his guidance since the interpretative dice are not loaded, as it were.

Cross-references to the NE itself are carefully marked, and the fairly frequent allusions to Homer, pre-Socratics, Plato, Greek tragedians, poets, and historians can be found throughout the valuable notes. The Nicomachean Ethics has engaged the serious interest of readers across centuries and civilizations—of peoples ancient, medieval, and modern; pagan, Christian, Muslim, and Jewish—and this new edition will take its place as the standard English-language translation.

Of course, the crucial question in choosing a translation is how accessible it will be to Greek-less readers as well as to those coming to the Ethics for the first time. If there is a problem with Reeve’s notes, it is that their intended audience is not always clear. Yet Reeve gives little indication that he is painting a highly contentious picture, and anyone unacquainted with these and other scholarly controversies will discover little about them here.


Scholars will find many of these cross-references familiar, but aristotpe experienced Aristotelians are likely to discover new connections.

They offer little in the way of summaries or signposts for how individual chapters of the work contribute to Aristotle’s broader argument. My guess is that although there is some concern that Irwin at times pushes us toward a view of the text that he endorses and others might quibble with, Reeve appears to me to leave both student and instructor alike to do their own sorting and classifying. For those of us who love this text, yet another attempt to capture it for a modern audience is most welcome.

It will be a strange thing, if they actually arisrotle money or anything like terebce. He confines his interpretation primarily to his introduction, translates for the most part in a clear and consistent fashion, with very helpful notes as described above and an index that is thorough and well-nigh complete.

Sign in to use this feature. Nearly two thousand years after it was written, Meditations tehics profoundly relevant for anyone seeking to lead a meaningful life. A series of spiritual exercises filled with wisdom, practical guidance, and profound understanding of human behavior, it remains one of the greatest works of spiritual and ethical reflection ever written. In this extraordinary volume of selections from Aristotle—culled from the monumental Oxford translation by authorities including W.

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Bryn Mawr Classical Review Nicomachean Ethics 2—4 C. Added to PP index Total downloads 13of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 11 45, of 2, How can I increase my downloads? If the publisher in this case intends to replace the widely used 2 nd ed. The virtuous person is not one who successfully resists impulses to act disgracefully because he would feel shame if he were to do such a thing. So too is the ample citation of other texts in the Aristotelian corpus. Aspasius on Aristotle Nicomachean Ethics 8.