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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These are, to be sure, minor quibbles, and Reeve’s translation is for the most part smooth and always faithful to the Greek, including those pesky particles that provide shading and nuance in Aristotle’s often crabbed and gnarly prose as in, e.

Instructors will have to help their students pore through these citations and indicate where the usage seems importantly different. Or it could be 2 a specific claim that things that seem to be good to everyone are a presumptively good or b genuinely good.

Trendelenburg, the 19 th C. A significant and familiar methodological recommendation made at the start of the discussion of akrasia [3] in Book VII b is rendered as follows by each translator:. The Pain of the Living and Divine Pleasure. If there are other reputable beliefs that conflict with it Top. A series of spiritual exercises filled with wisdom, practical guidance, and profound understanding of human behavior, it remains one of the greatest works of spiritual and ethical reflection ever written.

To take an illustrative example, some readers have tripped over Aristotle’s claim at X. Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals: The general lesson I draw from comparing Reeve with both Irwin and Crisp is perhaps best 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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StewartThe Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle. So too is the ample citation of other texts in the Aristotelian corpus. Few ancient works have been as influential as the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, philosopher and emperor of Rome A. For instance, in a note on the role of reason in akrasia in VII. Afistotle has included the most widely read, studied, and quoted works of the great philosopher. Reeve’s Aristotle could fairly be accused of overlooking the possibility that prospective, as opposed to retrospective, shame is a virtue; a Greekless reader will have no means to consider that he is addressing precisely that possibility.


Nicomachean Ethics, Book Vii: For those of us who love this text, yet another attempt to capture it for a modern audience is most welcome. Stewart; The Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle.

Leibowitz – – Journal of Moral Irwkn 10 2: This sort of clarification is pervasive in the notes. Dorothea Frede – – In Carlo Natali ed. Depending on the sophistication of such readers, the sheer abundance of citations in the index might well remind them of passages they may have forgotten and should recall, but does not assist them in their own process.

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The book contains occasional editorial oversights. For if the objections are resolved and the reputable beliefs nicomafhean left standing, that would be an adequate showing.

In this way we must prove the common beliefs about these ways of being affected — ideally, all the common beliefs, but, if not all, most of them nicomadhean the most important.

Reeve’s new translation of the Nicomachean Ethics is most succinctly characterized as applying Trendelenburg’s dictum to this work with a relentless consistency.

Susanne Bobzien – – In R. This article has no associated abstract. I 10 ahowever, that presumption is cancelled, pending further investigation into the puzzle created by the conflict.

Bryn Ethucs Classical Review Occasionally, however, fidelity seems to this reader to get in the way of readability, at least when compared with Crisp’s renditions.


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At times the prose is uplifting, even graceful, as in X. Yet while it is least suitable for beginners, advanced students and non-specialists will find it a useful guide, and no serious scholar of Aristotle will want to be without it. While Reeve’s ‘reputable opinions’ for ‘ endoxa ‘ is preferable to Irwin’s ‘common beliefs’ or arguably to Crisp’s ‘received opinions’ for reasons best laid out by Jonathan Barnes some years ago, I submit that Reeve’s expression ‘the ones with the most control’ is clumsy in comparison with either ‘the most important’ or ‘the most authoritative’, even if it corresponds more closely to the literal meaning of ‘ kuriotata aristptle in the Greek.

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tersnce So let us too begin with these assumptions as a rough basis for our discussion. Graduate students and scholars will more readily draw immediate profit niomachean the notes, but even they may find Reeve’s coverage of important interpretive issues a bit selective. Besides being exhaustive, it offers brief synopses of the cited passages, thereby making it delightfully easy for those of us with less than encyclopedic memories to locate exactly what we are looking for.

Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics is one of the most widely studied aristotke in the history of philosophy, and it is therefore no surprise that readers have an ample variety of translations from which to choose.

These are fuller than Broadie’s and more closely resemble Irwin’s in the sort of help they provide. From the Publisher via CrossRef no proxy jstor.