Aristotle's Eudemian Ethics has been unjustly neglected in comparison with its more famous counterpart the Nicomachean Ethics. This is in large part due to the fact that until recently no complete translation of the work has been available. But the Eudemian Ethics is a masterpiece in its own right, offering valuable insights into Aristotle's ideas on virtue, happiness and the good life. This volume offers a translation by Brad Inwood and Raphael Woolf that is both fluent and exact, and an introduction in which they help the reader to gain a deeper understanding both of the Eudemian Ethics and of its relation to the Nicomachean Ethics and to Aristotle's ethical thought as a whole. The explanatory notes address Aristotle's many references to other works, people and events. The volume will be of interest to students and scholars of the history of ethics, ancient and moral philosophy, and Aristotle studies.
Brad Inwood is University Professor of Philosophy and Classics at the University of Toronto. He is the author of numerous works, including Seneca: Selected Philosophical Letters (2007), Reading Seneca: Stoic Philosophy at Rome (2008) and The Poem of Empedocles, the editor of The Cambridge Companion to the Stoics (Cambridge University Press, 2003) and co-translator (with Miriam Griffin) of Lucius Annaeus Seneca: On Benefits (2011). Raphael Woolf is Reader in Philosophy at King's College London. He is the author of many articles on Plato, Aristotle and other aspects of Greek and Roman philosophy and also the translator of Cicero: On Moral Ends (with Julia Annas, Cambridge University Press, 2001) in the Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy series.
Introduction; A note on the text and translation; Further readings; Chronology; Eudemian Ethics.