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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Happy Lives and the Highest Good: Nicomachean Ethics VI I recommend Reeve, then, with the few reservations noted above. With his Practices of Reason Oxford University Press we now have a trilogy of penetrating works on this most important text. Many of the notes present Reeve’s own controversial views without acknowledgment of the alternatives, and even when alternatives are noted, they are not often discussed.

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At times the nicojachean is uplifting, even graceful, as in X. Ethics and politics, arisotle, have ” explanatory foundations of their own” and, while respecting the ” empirical foundations” of the theoretical sciences, practical sciences “are not committed to them as fixed points of [their] own explanatory enterprise. The general lesson I draw from comparing Reeve with both Irwin and Crisp is perhaps best expressed in terms of the level of the class in which one wants to use a translation of the whole of the NE.

This article has no associated abstract. Added to PP index Total downloads 13of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 11 45, of 2, How can I increase my downloads? History of Western Ethcis. For if the objections are solved, nicomachena the common beliefs are left, it will be an adequate proof.

For if the problems are resolved, and received opinions remain, we shall have offered sufficient proof. 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. In short, Reeve’s new edition does not do everything that one might want, but it is a testament to the richness of his work that it so often leaves the reader wanting more.



Web, Tablet, Phone, eReader. Susanne Bobzien – – In R. Russell – – Sport, Ethics and Philosophy 6 1: 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. Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. Pottering in the Garden?

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Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals: Philosophers of an analytic disposition have fruitful resources in the excellent editions by Terence Irwin 1 and by Sarah Broadie and Christopher Rowe, 2 while those with more continental or Straussian sympathies may turn to the translations of Joe Sachs 3 or of Robert Bartlett and Susan Collins. Read comments on this review or add a comment on the BMCR blog. To whom will they give?

This could be arisrotle a general claim to the effect that things that seem to be the case to everyone are a presumptively the case, or b genuinely the case. So too is the ample citation of other texts in the Aristotelian corpus.

On Human Flourishing and Education. In such a course I think that Crisp would be most helpful to beginners, given the relatively smoother and more nnicomachean translation he offers with a modicum of supplementary material; his introduction is more an overview of coming attractions rather than offering a potentially controversial interpretation, and his glossary is short and the index similarly restrained.

The book contains occasional editorial oversights. Sanford – – Essays in Philosophy 3 1: Collins have produced here an English-language translation of the Ethics that is as remarkably faithful to the original as it is graceful in its rendering.

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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. The Ideal Fan or Good Fans?


One familiar use is in an introductory ethics course using whole classical texts where one might well want Aristotle along with Mill’s Utilitarianism and Kant’s Groundwork. Rather, a virtuous person is not motivated to act disgracefully in the first place. 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. On Reeve’s translation, Aristotle is simply repeating the point that if one must already have acted disgracefully in order to feel shame, it cannot be a virtue, because virtuous people do not do disgraceful things.

Account Options Sign in. StewartThe Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle. Bartlett and Susan D. Occasionally, however, fidelity seems to this reader to get in the way of readability, at least when compared with Crisp’s renditions. A narrow approach to this question might focus on the relative merits of the translations in terms of accuracy and readability.

Though daunting data-wise, and requiring the guidance of a well-versed instructor, Reeve’s new offering has much to recommend it. From the Publisher via CrossRef no proxy jstor.

More helpfully, Reeve does not simply cite these texts, but quotes them in full.

That is why something that seems so to everyone ethis a reputable belief which can be accepted as presumptively true. This new translation of Aristotle’s Politics is a model of accuracy and consistency and fits seamlessly with the translator’s Nicomachean Ethics, allowing the two to be read together, as Aristotle intended.

Yet while it is least suitable for beginners, advanced students and non-specialists will find it a useful guide, and no serious scholar of Aristotle will want to be without it.

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