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  1. Uri D. Leibowitz (2013). Particularism in Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics. Journal of Moral Philosophy 10 (2):121-147.score: 240.0
    In this essay I offer a new particularist reading of Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics. I argue that the interpretation I present not only helps us to resolve some puzzles about Aristotle’s goals and methods, but it also gives rise to a novel account of morality—an account that is both interesting and plausible in its own right. The goal of this paper is, in part, exegetical—that is, to figure out how to best understand the text of the Nicomachean (...). But this paper also aims to contribute to the current exciting and controversial debate over particularism. By taking the first steps towards a comprehensive particularist reading of Aristotle’s Ethics I hope to demonstrate that some of the mistrust of particularism is misplaces and that what is, perhaps, the most influential moral theory in the history of philosophy is, arguably, a particularist moral theory. (shrink)
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  2. Susanne Bobzien (2013). Found in Translation: Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics 3.5, 1113b7-8 and its Reception. Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 45 (2):103-148.score: 240.0
    ABSTRACT: This paper is distinctly odd. It demonstrates what happens when an analytical philosopher and historian of philosophy tries their hand at the topic of reception. For a novice to this genre, it seemed advisable to start small. Rather than researching the reception of an author, book, chapter, section or paragraph, the focus of the paper is on one sentence: Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics 3.5, 1113b7-8. This sentence has markedly shaped scholarly and general opinion alike with regard to Aristotle’s (...)
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  3. Catherine Osborne (2007). Happy Lives and the Highest Good: An Essay on Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics – Gabriel Richardson Lear. [REVIEW] Philosophical Investigations 30 (1):92–96.score: 210.0
  4. Carlo Natali (2007). Rhetorical and Scientific Aspects of the Nicomachean Ethics. Phronesis 52 (4):364-381.score: 210.0
    There are fields of research on NE which still need attention: the edition of the text the style and rhetorical and logical instruments employed by Aristotle in setting out his position. After indicating the situation of the research on the text of NE, I describe some rhetorical devices used by Aristotle in his work: the presence of a preamble, clues about how the argument will be developed, a tendency to introduce new arguments in an inconspicuous way and the articulation of (...)
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  5. Michael Pakaluk (2005). Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics: An Introduction. Cambridge University Press.score: 192.0
    This is an engaging and accessible introduction to the 'Nicomachean Ethics', Aristotle's great masterpiece of moral philosophy. Michael Pakaluk offers a thorough and lucid examination of the entire work, uncovering Aristotle's motivations and basic views while paying careful attention to his arguments. The chapter on friendship captures Aristotle's doctrine with clarity and insight, and Pakaluk gives original and compelling interpretations of the Function Argument, the Doctrine of the Mean, courage and other character virtues, Akrasia, and the two treatments (...)
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  6. Gregory Salmieri (2009). Aristotle’s Non-‘Dialectical’ Methodology in the Nicomachean Ethics. Ancient Philosophy 29 (2):311-335.score: 192.0
    The Nicomachean Ethics is generally thought to be a “dialectical” work, aimed at resolving aporia in a set of endoxa, which it takes as its starting-point. I argue that Aristotle’s aim in the treatise is, rather, to produce definitions of key ethical terms, and that his starting-points are limited to evaluative and discriminative judgments of a certain sort, which are demanded by the nature of the discipline and are not endoxa. I discuss also how the definitions are reached (...)
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  7. Richard Kraut (ed.) (2006). The Blackwell Guide to Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics. Blackwell Pub..score: 192.0
    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.
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  8. Karen Nielsen (2007). Dirtying Aristotle's Hands? Aristotle's Analysis of 'Mixed Acts' in the Nicomachean Ethics III, 1. Phronesis 52 (3):270-300.score: 192.0
    The analysis of 'mixed acts' in Nicomachean Ethics III, 1 has led scholars to attribute a theory of 'dirty hands' and 'impossible oughts' to Aristode. Michael Stocker argues that Aristode recognizes particular acts that are simultaneously 'right, even obligatory', but nevertheless 'wrong, shameful and the like'. And Martha Nussbaum commends Aristotle for not sympathizing 'with those who, in politics or in private affairs, would so shrink from blame and from unacceptable action that they would be unable to take (...)
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  9. C. D. C. Reeve (1992). Practices of Reason: Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics. Oxford University Press.score: 192.0
    This book is an exploration of the epistemological, metaphysical, and psychological foundations of the Nicomachean Ethics. In a striking reversal of current orthodoxy, Reeve argues that scientific knowledge (episteme) is possible in ethics, that dialectic and understanding (nous) play essentially the same role in ethics as in an Aristotelian science, and that the distinctive role of practical wisdom (phronesis) is to use the knowledge of universals provided by science, dialectic, and understanding so as to best promote (...)
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  10. István Pieter Bejczy (ed.) (2008). Virtue Ethics in the Middle Ages: Commentaries on Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, 1200 -1500. Brill.score: 192.0
    This collection surveys the tradition of medieval commentaries on Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics from its thirteenth-century origins to the fifteenth century, ...
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  11. Ronna Burger (2008). Aristotle's Dialogue with Socrates: On the Nicomachean Ethics. University of Chicago Press.score: 192.0
    What is the good life for a human being? Aristotle’s exploration of this question in the Nicomachean Ethics has established it as a founding work of Western philosophy, though its teachings have long puzzled readers and provoked spirited discussion. Adopting a radically new point of view, Ronna Burger deciphers some of the most perplexing conundrums of this influential treatise by approaching it as Aristotle’s dialogue with the Platonic Socrates. This dialogue initially takes the shape of a debate Aristotle (...)
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  12. Aristotle (2009). The Nicomachean Ethics. OUP Oxford.score: 192.0
    'Happiness, then, is the best, noblest, and most pleasant thing in the world.' -/- In the Nicomachean Ethics Aristotle's guiding question is: what is the best thing for a human being? His answer is happiness, but he means, not something we feel, but rather a specially good kind of life. Happiness is made up of activities in which we use the best human capacities, both ones that contribute to our flourishing as members of a community, and ones that (...)
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  13. Otfried Höffe (ed.) (2010). Aristotle's "Nicomachean Ethics". Brill.score: 192.0
    Anyone interested in theories of moral or human practice will find in Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics one of the few basic models relevant through to today.
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  14. Aristotle (2004). The Nicomachean Ethics. Penguin Books.score: 192.0
    Of Aristotle’s works, few have had as lasting an influence on subsequent Western thought as The Nicomachean Ethics . In it, he argues that happiness consists in “activity of the soul in accordance with virtue,” defining “virtue” as both moral (courage, generosity, and justice) and intellectual (knowledge, wisdom, and insight). Aristotle also discusses the nature of practical reasoning, the different forms of friendship, and the relationship between individual virtue and the state. Featuring a lucid translation, a new introduction, (...)
     
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  15. Gerard J. Hughes (2013). The Routledge Guide Book to Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics. Routledge.score: 192.0
    Written by one of the most important founding figures of Western philosophy, Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics represents a critical point in the study of ethics which has influenced the direction of modern philosophy. The Routledge Guidebook to Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics introduces the major themes in Aristotle’s great book and acts as a companion for reading this key work, examining: The context of Aristotle’s work and the background to his writing Each separate part of the text in (...)
     
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  16. Susanne Bobzien (2014). Choice and Moral Responsibility in Nicomachean Ethics Iii 1-5. In R. Polansky (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to the Nicomachean Ethics. Cambridge University Press. 81-109.score: 180.0
    ABSTRACT: This paper serves two purposes: (i) it can be used by students as an introduction to chapters 1-5 of book iii of the NE; (ii) it suggests an answer to the unresolved question what overall objective this section of the NE has. The paper focuses primarily on Aristotle’s theory of what makes us responsible for our actions and character. After some preliminary observations about praise, blame and responsibility (Section 2), it sets out in detail how all the key notions (...)
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  17. Stephen S. Bush (2008). Divine and Human Happiness in Nicomachean Ethics. Philosophical Review 117 (1):49-75.score: 180.0
    presents a puzzle as to whether Aristotle views morally virtuous activity as happiness, as book 1 seems to indicate, or philosophical contemplation as happiness, as book 10 seems to indicate. The most influential attempts to resolve this issue have been either monistic or inclusivist. According to the monists, happiness consists exclusively of contemplation. According to the inclusivists, contemplation is one constituent of happiness, but morally virtuous activity is another. In this essay I will examine influential defenses of monism. Finding these (...)
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  18. Jon Miller (ed.) (2011). Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics: A Critical Guide. Cambridge University Press.score: 180.0
    Machine generated contents note: Introduction Jon Miller; Part I. Textual Issues: 1. On the unity of the Nicomachean Ethics Michael Pakaluk; Part II. Happiness: 2. Living for the sake of an ultimate end Susan Sauve;; 3. Contemplation and Eudaimonia in the Nicomachean Ethics Norman O. Dahl; 4. Aristotle on Eudaimonia, Nous, and divinity A. A. Long; Part III. Psychology: 5. Aristotle, agents, and action Iakovos Vasilou; 6. Wicked and inappropriate passion Stephen Leighton; 7. Perfecting pleasures: the (...)
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  19. Aristotle (2006/1998). Nicomachean Ethics. Oxford University Press, USA.score: 180.0
    In Books II to IV of the Nicomachean Ethics Aristotle gives his account of virtue of character, which is central to his ethical theory as a whole and a key ...
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  20. Alfred R. Mele (1981). Choice and Virtue in the Nicomachean Ethics. Journal of the History of Philosophy 19 (4):405-423.score: 180.0
    Commentators on the Nicomachean Ethics (NE) have long been laboring under the influence of a serious misunderstanding of one of the key terms in Aristotle's moral philosophy and theory of action. This term is prohairesis (choice), the importance of which is indicated by Aristotle's assertions that choice is the proximate efficient cause of action (NE 6. 1139a31--32) and that in which "the essential elements of virtue and character" lie (NE 8. x 163a2'~-23). The accepted view is that Aristotle (...)
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  21. Luke Purshouse (2006). Neoptolemus's Soul and the Taxonomy of Ethical Characters in Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics. British Journal for the History of Philosophy 14 (2):205 – 223.score: 180.0
    (2006). Neoptolemus's soul and the taxonomy of ethical characters in Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics ∗. British Journal for the History of Philosophy: Vol. 14, No. 2, pp. 205-223.
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  22. Vijay Mascarenhas (2010). God and the Good in Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics. Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 15 (1):35-59.score: 180.0
    By examining the systematic integration of theology, ethics, and teleology in Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, I address four key interpretational aporiai: the apparently illogicality of the opening lines, the apparent contradiction between practical virtue and contemplation being the highest good, the “dominant” v. “inclusivist” views of eudaimonia, and the immanence v. transcendence of God. I show how proper attention to the link between Aristotle’s conception of the Good as “that at which all things aim” and God as the (...)
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  23. Carlo Natali (ed.) (2009). Aristotle: Nicomachean Ethics. Oxford University Press.score: 180.0
    A distinguished international team of scholars under the editorship of Carlo Natali have collaborated to produce a systematic, chapter-by-chapter study of one of the most influential texts in the history of moral philosophy. The seventh book of Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics discusses weakness of will in its first ten chapters, then turns in the last four chapters to pleasure and its relation to the supreme human good.
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  24. Thomas P. Sherman (2002). Human Happiness and the Role of Philosophical Wisdom in the Nicomachean Ethics. International Philosophical Quarterly 42 (4):467-492.score: 180.0
    Aristotle describes human happiness as a life of virtuous activity in Book One of the Nicomachean Ethics but as a life of contemplative activity and a life of ethically virtuous activity in Book Ten. In which kind of life does Aristotle ultimately believe that happiness consists? The answer lies in the role of philosophical wisdom within ethically virtuous activity. I argue that philosophical wisdom has a dual role: its exercise is the end of ethically virtuous activity and the (...)
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  25. Aristotle (1999). Aristotle: Nicomachean Ethics, Books VIII and IX. Clarendon Press.score: 180.0
    In Books VIII and IX of his masterpiece of moral philosophy, the Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle gives perhaps the most famous of all philosophical discussions of friendship. Michael Pakaluk presents the first systematic study in English of these books, showing how important Aristotle's treatment of friendship is to his ethics as a whole. Pakaluk's fresh and scrupulously accurate translation is accompanied by a detailed philosophical commentary which reveals the remarkably coherent structure of the books and unfolds with lucidity (...)
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  26. David Roochnik (2010). Ronna Burger's Talmudic Reading of the Nicomachean Ethics. Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 15 (1):61-79.score: 180.0
    Ronna Burger’s Aristotle’s Dialogue with Socrates argues that the Nicomachean Ethics is a unified whole. Her reading runs against the tide of most contemporary scholarship. In particular, Book X.7–8, Aristotle’s valorization and near apotheosis of the “contemplative life,” has been taken to be a Platonic intrusion in a work otherwise characterized by a resolute “anthropocentrism,” as Nussbaum puts it. To account for such an apparent fracture commentators have attributed both chronological development and later editorship to the corpus. Burger, (...)
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  27. Tim O'Keefe, Why There Are No Fresh Starts in Metaphysics Epsilon or Nicomachean Ethics III 5.score: 180.0
    Metaphysics Epsilon 2-3 and Nicomachean Ethics III 5 (1114b3-25) are often cited in favor of indeterminist interpretations of Aristotle. In Metaphysics Epsilon Aristotle denies that the coincidental has an aitia, and some (e.g., Sorabji) take this as a denial that coincidences have causes. In NE III 5 Aristotle says a person's actions and character must have their origin (archê) in the agent for him to be responsible for them. From this, some conclude that Aristotle thinks a person can (...)
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  28. Paula Gottlieb (2012). Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics: A Critical Guide. British Journal for the History of Philosophy 20 (6):1205-1207.score: 180.0
    (2012). Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics: A Critical Guide. British Journal for the History of Philosophy: Vol. 20, No. 6, pp. 1205-1207. doi: 10.1080/09608788.2012.730985.
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  29. Natural Law Aquinas & Aristotelian Eudaimonism (2006). Many Students of Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics Recognize the Value of Comparisons Between Aristotle and Modern Moralists. We Are Familiar with Some of the Ways in Which Reflection on Hume, Kant, Mill, Sidgwick, and More Recent Moral Theorists Can Throw Light on Aristotle. The Light May Come Either From Recognition of Similarities or From a Sharper Awareness of Differences.“Themes Ancient and Modern” is a Familiar Part of the Contemporary Study of Aristotle That Needs No Further Commendation. [REVIEW] In Richard Kraut (ed.), The Blackwell Guide to Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics. Blackwell Pub..score: 180.0
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  30. Elizabeth A. Fisher (2009). The Anonymous Commentary on Nicomachean Ethics VII: Language, Style, and Implications. In Charles Barber & David Jenkins (eds.), Medieval Greek Commentaries on the Nicomachean Ethics. Brill. 101--145.score: 180.0
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  31. D. Mitchell, Aristotle & David Ross (1957). The Nicomachean Ethics. Journal of Hellenic Studies 77:172.score: 180.0
    In the Nicomachean Ethics Aristotle examines the nature of happiness, which he defines as a specially good kind of life. He considers the nature of practical reasoning, friendship, and the role and importance of the moral virtues in the best life. This new edition features a revised translation and valuable new introduction and notes.
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  32. Sarah Broadie & Christopher Rowe (eds.) (2002). Aristotle: Nicomachean Ethics: Translation, Introduction, Commentary. OUP Oxford.score: 180.0
    Amongst the works of Aristotle, the Nicomachean Ethics stands virtually alone in speaking not only to classicists, historians of ideas, and technical philosophers, but to anyone trying to make sense of practical human ideals. -/- In this major new presentation, Aristotle's most engaging work has been freshly translated by Christopher Rowe into perspicuous English. Sarah Broadie's accompanying commentary brings out the subtlety of Aristotle's thought as it develops line by line. (Such close exegesis is indispensable for anyone who (...)
     
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  33. Sarah Broadie (2009). Nicomachean Ethics VII. 8-9 (1151b22) : Akrasia, Enkrateia, and Look-Alikes. In Carlo Natali (ed.), Aristotle: Nicomachean Ethics. Oxford University Press.score: 180.0
     
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  34. Peter Frankopan (2009). The Literary, Cultural and Political Context for the Twelfth-Century Commentary on the Nicomachean Ethics. In Charles Barber & David Jenkins (eds.), Medieval Greek Commentaries on the Nicomachean Ethics. Brill. 101--45.score: 180.0
  35. Anonymous (2001). Paraphrase of Aristotle Nicomachean Ethics 8 And. In David Konstan, Aspasius & Michael (eds.), On Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics 8 And. Cornell University Press.score: 180.0
  36. Aspasius (2001). On Aristotle Nicomachean Ethics. In David Konstan, Aspasius & Michael (eds.), On Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics 8 And. Cornell University Press.score: 180.0
  37. Gwenaëlle Aubry (2009). Nicomachean Ethics NE VII. 14, 1154a 22-B34: The Pain of the Living and Divine Pleasure. In Carlo Natali (ed.), Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, Book Vii: Symposium Aristotelicum. Oup Oxford.score: 180.0
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  38. Gwenaëlle Aubry (2009). Nicomachean Ethics VII. 14 (1154a22-B34) : The Pain of the Living and Divine Pleasure. In Carlo Natali (ed.), Aristotle: Nicomachean Ethics. Oxford University Press.score: 180.0
  39. István P. Bejczy (2008). The Cardinal Virtues in Medieval Commentaries on the Nicomachean Ethics, 1250-1350. In István Pieter Bejczy (ed.), Virtue Ethics in the Middle Ages: Commentaries on Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, 1200 -1500. Brill.score: 180.0
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  40. Chris Bobonich (2009). Nicomachean Ethics, VII. 7 : Akrasia and Self-Control. In Carlo Natali (ed.), Aristotle: Nicomachean Ethics. Oxford University Press.score: 180.0
     
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  41. Chris Bobonich (2009). Nicomachean Ethics VII, 1150a9-1150b28: Akrasia and Self-Control, and Softness and Endurance. In Carlo Natali (ed.), Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, Book Vii: Symposium Aristotelicum. Oup Oxford.score: 180.0
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  42. Sarah Broadie (2009). Nicomachean Ethics VII, 1150b29-1151b22: Akrasia, Enkrateia, and Some Look-Alikes. In Carlo Natali (ed.), Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, Book Vii: Symposium Aristotelicum. Oup Oxford.score: 180.0
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  43. David Charles (2009). Nicomachean Ethics VII. 3 : Varieties of Akrasia. In Carlo Natali (ed.), Aristotle: Nicomachean Ethics. Oxford University Press.score: 180.0
     
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