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Ethics with Aristotle

Sarah Broadie


This book turns a philosophical lens on to the main themes of Aristotle's Ethics, offering detailed discussions of happiness as an end, virtue, character development, voluntary agency, prohairesis (rational choice), practical wisdom, incontinence, pleasure, and the theoretic ideal. It shows how Aristotle's essentially practical orientation in ethics affects the content as well as the method of his inquiry. Closely examined topics include the difference between practical thinking (about particulars) and the thinking of the “statesman,” the category of “the noble,” the Aristotelian roots of just ... More

Keywords: ancient philosophy, Aristotle, Sarah Broadie, craft analogy, ethics, Eudemian Ethics, happiness, incontinence, Nicomachean Ethics, noble, philosophy, rational choice, virtue, virtue ethics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1994 Print ISBN-13: 9780195085600
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0195085604.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sarah Broadie, author
Princeton University
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