The Blackwell Guide to Aristotle s Nicomachean Ethics illuminates Aristotle s ethics for both academics and students new to the work, with sixteen newly commissioned essays by distinguished international scholars.
The structure of the book mirrors the organization of the Nichomachean Ethics itself.
Discusses the human good, the general nature of virtue, the distinctive characteristics of particular virtues, voluntariness, self-control, and pleasure.
Richard Kraut is Professor of Philosophy and Classics, and the Charles E. and Emma H. Morrison Professor in the Humanities, at Northwestern University. He is the author of Socrates and the State (1984), Aristotle on the Human Good (1989), and Aristotle: Political Philosophy (2002).
Notes on Contributors. Acknowledgment. Abbreviations. Introduction (Richard Kraut). 1. Aristotle s Ethical Treatises (Chris Bobonich). 2. Human Good and Human Function (Gavin Lawrence). 3. How to Justify Ethical Propositions: Aristotle s Method (Richard Kraut). 4. The Central Doctrine of the Mean (Rosalind Hursthouse). 5. Aristotle on Moral Virtue and the Fine (Gabriel Richardson Lear). 6. Aristotle on the Voluntary (Susan Sauve Meyer). 7. Aristotle on Greatness of Soul (Roger Crisp). 8. Aristotle s Justice (Charles Young). 9. Aristotle on the Virtues of Thought (C.D.C. Reeve). 10. The Practical Syllogism (Paula Gottlieb). 11. Acrasia and Self-Control (A.W. Price). 12. Pleasure and Pain in Aristotle s Ethics (Dorothea Frede). 13. The Nicomachean Account of Philia (Jennifer Whiting). 14. Aristotle s Political Ethics (Malcolm Schofield). 15. Aquinas, Natural Law, and Aristotelian Eudaemonism (T. H. Irwin). 16. Aristotle and Contemporary Ethics (Sarah Broadie). Index of Passages from Aristotle. General Index.