Aristotle's 'Nicomachean Ethics'
An introductory guide to a classic text which remains very much alive in the 21st Century
- The Nicomachean Ethics is a true classic - a work of ancient philosophy which continues to influence ethical theory
- Nicomachean Ethics is widely studied, both from a historical perspective (eg History of Ancient Philosophy) and as the statement of an ethical theory which is still important and relevant today (eg Virtue Ethics)
- The book sets Aristotle's work in context, introduces the major themes and provides a detailed discussion of the key sections and passages of the text.
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Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics is one of the most significant works of moral philosophy ever written. It is certainly among the most widely read and studied, a staple of undergraduate courses that continues to inspire ethical thought to this day. As such, it is a hugely important and exciting, yet challenging, piece of philosophical writing.
In Aristotle's 'Nicomachean Ethics': A Reader's Guide, Christopher Warne offers a clear and thorough account of this key philosophical work. The book sets Aristotle's work in context, introduces the major themes and provides a detailed discussion of the key sections and passages of the text. Warne goes on to explore some of the areas of thought that the Nicomachean Ethics has impacted upon and provides useful information on further reading. This is the ideal companion to study of this most influential and challenging of texts.