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Aristotle's Ethics: Writings from the Complete Works

Aristotle, Jonathan Barnes, and Anthony Kenny


Aristotle's moral philosophy is a pillar of Western ethical thought. It bequeathed to the world an emphasis on virtues and vices, happiness as well-being or a life well lived, and rationally motivated action as a mean between extremes. Its influence was felt well beyond antiquity into the Middle Ages, particularly through the writings of St. Thomas Aquinas. In the past century, with the rise of virtue theory in moral philosophy, Aristotle's ethics has been revived as a source of insight and interest. While most attention has traditionally focused on Aristotle's famous Nicomachean Ethics, there ... More

Keywords: vices, Aristotle, moral philosophy, virtues, happiness, ethics, action, ancient philosophy

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Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780691158464
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691158464.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Aristotle, author

Jonathan Barnes, editor

Anthony Kenny, editor

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