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Moral, a Nicomaco

Aristotle

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ISBN : 9788423920372
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472 pages
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The Nicomachean Ethics is a name normally given to Aristotles best known work on ethics. The English version of the title derives from Greek Ἠθικὰ Νικομάχεια, transliterated Ethika Nikomacheia, which is sometimes also given in the genitive form asMoreThe Nicomachean Ethics is a name normally given to Aristotles best known work on ethics. The English version of the title derives from Greek Ἠθικὰ Νικομάχεια, transliterated Ethika Nikomacheia, which is sometimes also given in the genitive form as Ἠθικῶν Νικομαχείων, Ethikōn Nikomacheiōn. The Latin translations are Ēthica Nicomachēa or De Moribus ad Nicomachum. The work, which plays a preeminent role in defining Aristotelian ethics, consists of 10 books, originally separate scrolls, & is understood to be based on notes from his lectures at the Lyceum, which were either edited by or dedicated to his son, Nicomachus. The theme of the work is the Socratic question which had previously been explored by Plato, of how to best live. Aristotles Metaphysics described how Socrates turned philosophy to human questions, whereas PreSocratic philosophy had only been theoretical. Ethics, now separated out for discussion, is practical rather than theoretical, in the Aristotelian senses of these terms. It isnt only a contemplation about good living, but also aims to create good living. Its therefore connected to Aristotles other practical work, Politics, which similarly aims at people becoming good. However ethics is about how individuals should live, while the study of politics is from the perspective of a law-giver, looking at the good of a whole community.