Aristotle's Dialogue with Socrates: On the "Nicomachean by Ronna Burger

By Ronna Burger

What is the nice existence for a individual? Aristotle’s exploration of this query within the Nicomachean Ethics has tested it as a founding paintings of Western philosophy, even though its teachings have lengthy wondered readers and provoked lively dialogue. Adopting a appreciably new viewpoint, Ronna Burger deciphers probably the most confusing conundrums of this influential treatise through forthcoming it as Aristotle’s discussion with the Platonic Socrates.

Tracing the argument of the Ethics because it emerges via that procedure, Burger’s cautious studying exhibits how Aristotle represents moral advantage from the viewpoint of these dedicated to it whereas status again to ascertain its assumptions and implications. 

“This is the easiest publication i've got learn on Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics. it's so good crafted that analyzing it's like examining the Ethics itself, in that it offers an schooling in moral issues that does justice to either side of the issues.”—Mary P. Nichols, Baylor University

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