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The Nicomachean Ethics - Aristotle, J.A.K. Thomson, Jonathan Barnes, Hugh Tredennick
The Nicomachean Ethics
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140449495 (0140449493)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
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5.0 The Nicomachean Ethics
Happiness is what we do for its own sake. Our virtues (excellence) are either moral or contemplative. Our moral virtues allow us to work with others and practice the good habits we need in order to be noble and good. The highest virtues we have are the thinking (contemplative) virtues and they ma...
Lisa (Harmony)
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5.0 The Nicomachean Ethics (Penguin Classics)
Plato and Aristotle between them not only laid the foundations for Western philosophy, many would argue they divided it neatly between them: Plato the one who with his "Allegory of the Cave" gave birth to the idea of an existence beyond our senses, giving a rational gloss to mysticism. Aristotle, th...
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Level up! +1 Intelligence. +1 Literacy.first, I have to admit that I read "selections from Aristotle's Ethics", not the whole thing.... but it was enough.Okay, but I am a smarter, better, more well-rounded person for reading this. I'm not a fan of philosophy so much, but I'm a fan of knowledge, and ...
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Therefore, the activity of the divinity which surpasses all others in bliss must be a contemplative activity, and the human activity which is most closely akin to it is, therefore, most conducive to happiness{…}So happiness is coextensive with study, and the greater the opportunity for studying, the...
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