Notes on the Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle - Vol. 1

Notes on the Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle - Vol. 1

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Notes on the Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle - Vol. 1

Notes on the Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle - Vol. 1

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In the following Notes I quote the text of the Nicomachean Ethics as it is given in Mr.Bywater Edition (Clarendon Press, 1890); and it is to be understood that I approve Mr. Bywater's readings and punctuation throughout, except in the (comparatively few) places where I express doubt or dissent.

Mr. Bywater Contributions to the Textual Criticism of Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics (Clarendon Press, 1892) unfortunately did not appear till the first four Books of my Notes were already in print; but in preparing the subsequent Books for the press I have taken account of the explanations and valuable suggestions contained in this brochure.

To Prof. Susemihl critical edition of the Nicomachean Ethics, not to mention his edition of the Eudemian Ethics and his edition of the Moralia Magna, I am deeply indebted. On almost every page of these Notes I have to acknowledge something which I owe to Prof. Susemihl's industry and suggestive treatment of the text.

Before leaving the subject of the text, I ought perhaps to apologize for pretty often referring to the readings of certain inferior manuscripts -- Cambr., CCC, NC, B1, B2, B3-- which I happen to have examined. I quote these readings, not as being valuable in themselves, but--sometimes as enabling me to illustrate from my own observation the operation of causes which we have to take account of in . . .

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