Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics: An Introduction (Cambridge Introductions to Key Philosophical Texts)

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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 of pleasure. There is also a useful section on how to read an Aristotelian text. This book will be invaluable for all student readers encountering one of the most important and influential works of Western philosophy.

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Michael Pakaluk offers a thorough and lucid examination of Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, uncovering its motivations and basic views while paying careful attention to its arguments. His book will be invaluable for all student readers encountering one of the most important and influential works of Western philosophy.

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Michael Pakaluk is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Clark University, Massachusetts. He has published extensively in the history of philosophy, including Plato, Aquinas, Hume, and Reid, as well as in political philosophy.

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