Nicomachean Ethics. Front Cover. Aristotle. Hackett Publishing Company Terence Irwin is Professor of Ancient Philosophy in the University of Oxford, and. Terence Irwin. Abstract, This Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics , b and Free e Terence Irwin, Trans., Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics. Aristotle Translated, with Introduction, by Terence Irwin. – pp. the first edition, the second edition of the Irwin Nicomachean Ethics features a revised.

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Nico,achean course, the crucial question in choosing a translation is how accessible it will be to Greek-less readers as well as to those coming to the Ethics for twrence first time.

The best way to illustrate the differences between various translations is to exhibit selected portions and compare them, not just to the Greek original but also to each other as to diction, ease of comprehension and so on. For instance, in a note on the role of reason in akrasia in VII. Graduate students and scholars will more readily draw immediate profit from the notes, but even they may find Reeve’s coverage of important interpretive issues a bit selective.

Stewart; The Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle. Bartlett and Susan D.

Nicomachean Ethics Oxford, Reeve’s new translation of the Nicomachean Ethics is most succinctly characterized as applying Trendelenburg’s dictum to this work with a relentless consistency. He has opted, instead, for a concise overview of his general understanding of the “philosophy of human affairs” b15 ; those unfamiliar with his previous scholarship in this area will find the introduction incisive and informative. On Human Flourishing and Education. Finally, it might be said that we have a number of very valuable translations of the NE not touched on here, ranging from various hands revising W.

This could be 1 a general claim to the ifwin that things that seem to be the case to everyone are a presumptively the case, or b genuinely the case. One familiar use is in an introductory ethics course using whole classical texts where one might well want Aristotle along with Mill’s Aristotoe and Kant’s Groundwork.

It presents fewer supplements than Irwin’s, is often clearer than Rowe’s, and is typically smoother and more idiomatic than either. A general Introduction prepares the reader for the work that lies ahead, explaining what sort of work it is and what sort of evidence it relies on.

Request removal from index. Irwin’s notes quite often offer concise but penetrating analyses of the arguments of the NE that raise objections and clarifications, always with an eye on the course of the over-all argument and the difficulty of understanding key passages.


But what sorts of actions should we assign to them? Studies on Micomachean and Responsibility in Ancient Philosophy. In addition, the notes are invaluable for clarifying unfamiliar Greek practices such as the private funding by rich Athenians of public goods, for example, temples, triremes, and dramatic festivals.

Susanne Bobzien – – In R. As Hackett has served our discipline so well for so many years with valuable and reasonably priced editions, Reeve’s latest effort will be understandably welcomed by most, if not all.

A very carefully constructed index is provided, with all references of key words in the text duly noted and partially quoted, with their Greek equivalents supplied in parentheses next to their English translations.

This sort of clarification is pervasive in the notes. He confines his interpretation primarily to his introduction, translates for the most part in a clear and consistent fashion, with very helpful notes as described above and an index that is thorough and well-nigh complete. Kaplan has included the most widely read, studied, and quoted works of the great philosopher. Won’t they appear ridiculous if they engage in transactions, return deposits, and aristotlf on? Sign in to use this feature.

In the hands of a very knowing instructor the fact that the data are there leaves plenty of room aristofle her or his guidance since the interpretative dice are not loaded, as it were. Nicomachean Ethics, Book Vii: To whom will they give?

Notes on the Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle.

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Ross’ version over the years, to others having various virtues as well as defects, and this abundance of riches is not at all diminished by yet another offering, this one at the nifomachean of a seasoned and devoted student of the “master of those who know”. This new translation of Aristotle’s Politics is a model of accuracy and consistency and fits seamlessly with the translator’s Nicomachean Ethics, allowing the two to be read together, as Aristotle intended.

They offer little in the way of summaries or signposts for how individual chapters of the work contribute to Aristotle’s broader argument. For instance, in IV. In such a course Irwiin think that Crisp would be most helpful to beginners, given the relatively smoother and more accessible translation he offers with a modicum of supplementary material; his introduction is more an overview of coming attractions rather than offering a potentially controversial interpretation, and his glossary is short and the index similarly restrained.

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terecne That is why something that seems so to everyone is a reputable belief which can be accepted as presumptively true. Russell – – Sport, Ethics and Philosophy 6 1: This is a first-rate treatment of Aristotle’s moral epistemology and as convincing a demonstration of the inadequacies of particularist interpretations as anyone could manage in a mere 20 pages.

Though daunting data-wise, and requiring the guidance of a well-versed instructor, Reeve’s new offering has much to recommend it.

Consider, for example, the second paragraph of the first chapter of Book V, viz. A significant and familiar methodological recommendation made at the start of the discussion of akrasia [3] nicomacheaj Book VII b is rendered as follows by each translator: Bekker page and column letters are found at the top of each page, but one has to strain a bit to spot changes from one page or column to another on individual pages. These are fuller than Broadie’s and more closely resemble Irwin’s in the sort of help they provide.

Dorothea Frede – – In Carlo Natali ed. For, in his pages of notes to his sthics, numbered consecutively fromwe are referred profusely to a wide range of other passages in Aristotle’s works, from other ethical works, of course, but also to his rhetorical, political, psychological, biological, logical, and metaphysical writings, often with rather lengthy excerpts provided.

Collins, Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics Chicago, I 1 a; also EE I 6 b The general lesson I draw from comparing Reeve with both Irwin and Crisp is perhaps terende expressed in terms of the level of the class in which one wants to use a translation of the whole of the NE.

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Happy Lives and the Highest Good: Philosophers of an analytic disposition have fruitful resources in the excellent editions by Terence Irwin 1 and by Sarah Broadie and Christopher Rowe, 2 while those with more continental or Straussian sympathies ifwin turn to the translations of Joe Sachs 3 or of Robert Bartlett and Susan Collins.