Happy Lives and the Highest Good

Happy Lives and the Highest Good

An Essay on Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics

eBook - 2004
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Gabriel Richardson Lear presents a bold new approach to one of the enduring debates about Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics: the controversy about whether it coherently argues that the best life for humans is one devoted to a single activity, namely philosophical contemplation. Many scholars oppose this reading because the bulk of the Ethics is devoted to various moral virtues--courage and generosity, for example--that are not in any obvious way either manifestations of philosophical contemplation or subordinated to it. They argue that Aristotle was inconsistent, and that we should not try to rea.
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University, ©2004
ISBN: 9781400826087
140082608X
Characteristics: 1 online resource (viii, 238 pages)

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