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by Aristotle, Trans. By W. D. Ross
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Broadie and Rowe's NICOMACHEAN ETHICS will immediately become everyone's first choice. Rowe's translation meets the highest standards for philosophical accuracywhile also conveying the special stylistic excellence of much of Aristotle's text. Broadie's beautifully written introductory essay discusses all the major questions of interpretation in a distinctive and powerful philosophical voicewhile also presenting an extraordinarily useful overview of Aristotle's project in the ETHICS. Her line-by-line notes are invariably informative and helpful, as well [as] thought-provoking. John M. Cooper, Stuart Professor of Philosophy, Princeton University
A magnificent work that will become an indispensable companion to all those who want to study Aristotle's ethics - graduate students and their teachers, and all philosophers interested in moral theory. Gisela Striker, Professor of Classical Philosophy, Harvard University
`This translation by Sarah Broadie and Christopher Rowe is especially good because the language is so accessible. Whilst the language is straightforward it maintains the essential Aristotelian message: the job of humans in whatever community or society is to flourish, it is to be what they are well.' Keith Hammond Adult's Learning, 01/12/02.
Amongst the works of Aristotle, the Nicomachean Ethics stands virtually alone in speaking not only to classicists, historians of ideas, and technical philosophers, but to anyone trying to make sense of practical human ideals. In this major new presentation, Aristotle's most engaging work has been freshly translated by Christopher Rowe into perspicuous English. Sarah Broadie's accompanying commentary brings out the subtlety of Aristotle's thought as it develops line by line. (Such close exegesis is indispensable for anyone who seeks a more than superficial understanding of Artistotle's text.) Additionally, a substantial introductory section by Sarah Broadie sets out the main themes and interpretative problems in preambles to each of Aristotle's ten Books. This scholarly and instructive treatment of Aristotle's great work of moral philosophy assumes no knowledge of Greek and will be invaluable to students reading Aristotle's text for the first time. Its emphasis on understanding the import of the text at every point will make this an equally indispensable resource for advanced students and scholars.
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Greek
About the Author
Sarah Broadie is at University of St Andrews. Christopher Rowe is at University of Durham.
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