Tag: Ethics

Major Works

  • Nicomachean Ethics

    - Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics. Robert Bartlett and Susan Collins trans. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011
    First lines of the Ethics: “Every art and every inquiry, and similarly every action and pursuit, is thought to aim at some good; and for this reason the good has rightly been declared to be that at which all things aim. But a certain difference is… More


  • Aristotle “Nicomachean Ethics” Book Six

    - Greenwood, L. H. G. Aristotle “Nicomachean Ethics” Book Six. New York: Arno Press, 1973 (reprint of the 1909 ed.).
    Review: “In section I  of the introduction the editor discusses the authorship of the sixth book, lucidly and convincingly refuting the arguments of those who would assign it to the Eudemian Ethics,  and adducing evidence in support of his view that… More
  • Index Aristotelicus

    - Bonitz, H. Index Aristotelicus, ed. 2, Berlin 1870. Reprint: Graz 1955.
  • Forschungen ueber die Nikomachische Ethik des Aristoteles

    - Rassow, Hermann. Forschungen ueber die Nikomachische Ethik des Aristoteles. Weimar: Hermann Boehlau, 1874.
  • Notes on the “Nicomachean Ethics” of Aristotle

    - Stewart, J. A. Notes on the “Nicomachean Ethics” of Aristotle. 2 vols. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1892.
    Excerpt: “Chapter 1, Argument: Every art, every science, every action, every act of choice, aims at some good.  Hence  they have well defined The Good  as open quote the end which all things aim at.” But ends differ. Sometimes our end is the beer… More
  • L’Éthique a Nicomaque

    - Gauthier, René Antoine, and Jean Yves Jolif. L’Éthique a Nicomaque, 2nd ed. 2 vols. Louvain: Publications Universitaire; Paris: Béatrice-Nauwelaerts, 1970.
  • Contributions to the Textual Criticism of Aristotle’s “Nicomachean Ethics.”

    - Bywater, Ingram. Contributions to the Textual Criticism of Aristotle’s “Nicomachean Ethics.” New York: Arno Press, 1973 (reprint of the 1892 ed.).
    Excerpt: “These notes are designed to serve as a supplement to the edition of the Nicomachean Ethics  published at Oxford a year ago. I found it impossible, within the limits of the book itself, to give an account of the reasons, some of the principal… More
  • The Ethics of Aristotle

    - Grant, Sir Alexander. The Ethics of Aristotle, 4th ed. 2 vols. New York: Arno Press, 1973.
    Excerpt: ” In studying the philosophy of Aristotle, we encounter at the outset a very difficult question with regard to the genuineness, the form, and the literary  character of the works in which that philosophy is contained. The question, in its full… More
  • The Greek Commentaries of the “Nicomachean Ethics” of Aristotle

    - Grosseteste, Robert, The Greek Commentaries of the “Nicomachean Ethics” of Aristotle. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1973.
    This volume presents, in a critical edition, the last part (Books VII-X) of the compilation of Greek commentaries on Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics together with the corresponding text of the ethics itself, in the Latin translation of Robert… More
  • Articles on Aristotle

    - Barnes, J., Schofield, M., Sorabji, R. [eds.] Articles on Aristotle, 4 vol., London, Duckworth, 1975.
    Excerpt: “This well conceived and well prepared collection is the first volume of a projected 4 volume series which promises to fill a long standing need for anthologies on the main branches of Aristotle’s thought.  Its central topic,… More
  • Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics: Commentary and Analysis

    - Eterovich, Francis H. Aristotle’s “Nicomachean Ethics”: Commentary and Analysis, Washington, D.C.: University Press of America, 1980.
  • Commentary on Aristotle’s “Nicomachean Ethics”

    - Thomas Aquinus. Commentary on Aristotle’s “Nicomachean Ethics.” Translated by C. I. Litzinger. Beloit, WI: Dumb Ox Press, 1993.
    Excerpt: “As the Philosopher says in the beginning of the Metaphysics, it is the business of the wise men to order. The reason for this is that wisdom is the most powerful perfection of reason whose characteristic it is to know order. Even if the… More
  • The Political Dimensions of Aristotle’s Ethics

    - Bodéüs, Richard. The Political Dimensions of Aristotle’s Ethics. Trans. J. E. Garrett. Albany: SUNY press, 1993.
    Excerpt: “The first encounter between [Plato and Aristotle]  probably took place in the year 366 BC. They were Associates, at Athens, in almost constant interaction, until the death of Plato in May 347. However, the master left his imprint forever upon… More
  • Reading Aristotle’s Ethics: Virtue, Rhetoric and Political Philosophy

    - Tessitore, Ty. Reading Aristotle’s Ethics: Virtue, Rhetoric and Political Philosophy. New York: SUNY Press, 1996.
    Excerpt: “There has been a remarkable resurgence of interest in Aristotle’s moral and political philosophy during the last decade. More remarkable still, this renaissance is not limited to a single school of thoughts but has arisen simultaneously… More
  • On Aristotle’s “Nicomachean Ethics” 8 and 9

    - Aspasius et al., On Aristotle’s “Nicomachean Ethics” 8 and 9, Edited by David Konstan. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 2001.
  • The Fragility of Goodness: Luck and Ethics in Greek Tragedy and Philosophy

    - Nussbaum, Martha, The Fragility of Goodness: Luck and Ethics in Greek Tragedy and Philosophy, Cambridge University Press, updated edition 2001.
    This book is a study of ancient views about ‘moral luck’.  It examines the fundamental ethical problem that many of the valued constituents of a well lived life are vulnerable to factors outside a person’s control, and asks how this affects… More
  • Happy Lives and the Highest Good: An Essay on Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics

    - Lear, Gabriel. Happy Lives and the Highest Good: An Essay on Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics. Princeton: Princeton U. Press, 2004.
    Excerpt: “Aristotle invites us to conceive of the human good as a special kind of end.  In the very first line of the Nicomachean Ethics he says “Every  craft and every inquiry, and likewise every action and every choice, seem to aim at some… More
  • Aristotle’s “Nicomachean Ethics” Book VII

    - Natali, Carlo. Aristotle’s “Nicomachean Ethics” Book VII. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009.
    Excerpt: ” Book VII  appears to be the sum of two different logoi,  the first dedicated to weakness of the will and other on desirable states of mind, and the second to pleasure. Each logos  has the aspect of an independent short treatise, with its… More


  • Leo Strauss on the Nicomachean Ethics

    - Audio Recording. Leo Strauss, Seminar on Nicomachean Ethics, University of Chicago, Spring 1963.
    Audio recording of a seminar taught by Leo Strauss at the University of Chicago on Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics in the spring of 1963.
  • The Best Human Life: On Aristotle’s Ethics I.5

    - Ronna Burger, a professor of philosophy at Tulane University, gives a talk entitled "The Best Human Life: On Aristotle's Ethics I.5" at Emory University on Feb. 12, 2013