I thank the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation for honouring me with a fellowship taken in 1986. The fellowship period included my first semester on the faculty of Yale University, and I thank the Yale administration for permitting me leave of absence during that time.
Ethics with Aristotle was completed too soon for me to take account of Richard Kraut's Aristotle on the Human Good ( Princeton, 1989). But since my work was read by him for Oxford University Press and provoked pages of thoughtful comments, I have benefited from his views, if not in one way then in another, and I wish to thank him for that.
I am grateful to Celene Abramson for her help with the indices; to Glena Ames for superb secretarial assistance; and to Cynthia Read and her staff at Oxford University Press, New York, for their care and dispatch in seeing this book through the printing.
And here it is appropriate for me to express deep thanks for the unfailing support of Kate Thuillier, who helped from whichever side of the Atlantic whenever she could be most effective.