Ethics with Aristotle

Synopsis

This is a close and comprehensive study of the main themes of Aristotle's ethics. Sarah Broadie concentrates on what he has to teach about happiness, virtue, voluntary agency, practical reason, incontinence, pleasure, and the place of theoria in the best life. Never forgetting that ethics for Aristotle is above all a practical enterprise, she sheds new light on ways in which this practical orientation affects both content and method of his inquiry. The book culminates in a sustained argument showing how even Aristotle's ideal of theoretic contemplation in integral to his essentially practical vision of human nature. Ethics with Aristotle is a major contribution toward the further understanding of Aristotle's ethics.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Hursthouse
  • D. J. Allan
  • M. J. White
  • S. Broadie
  • Sorabji
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1991
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