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Author Burger, Ronna, 1947-

Title Aristotle's dialogue with Socrates : on the Nicomachean ethics / Ronna Burger.

Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  171.3 BURG    AVAILABLE
Physical description viii, 309 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-297) and index.
Contents Introduction: The Socratic Question of the Ethics -- Pt. I. The Human Good -- 1. The Final End and the Way to It -- From the Good to the Human Good -- Opinions about Happiness -- The Human Good and the Human Ergon -- Happiness in a Complete Life -- The Nonrational Psyche -- Pt. II. The Beautiful and the Just -- 2. Excellence of Character -- A Non-Socratic Account -- Habituation -- Ethical Virtue and the Measure of the Mean -- Responsibility and Nature -- 3. Virtues and Vices -- The Beautiful as Telos of the Virtues -- Justice in the City and Justice in the Soul -- Pt. III. The Return to the Good -- 4. Excellence of Thought -- The Pivot of the Argument of the Ethics -- The Rational Psyche -- Intellectual Virtues -- Pbronesis, Sopbia, and the Claim to Happiness -- 5. Pleasure and the Discovery of Nature -- A New Beginning: From the Bestial to the Divine -- The Faction of Passion and Reason -- Pleasure by Nature and the Good -- 6. Friendship and the Discovery of the Self -- Rational and Political Nature -- Perfect Friendship and Other Species -- Justice in Friendship -- The Friend as an Other Self -- Friendship, Eros, and Philosophy -- 7. Happiness -- Pleasure Revisited -- The Theoretical Life -- The Legislative Art -- A Socratic Answer to a Socratic Question? -- App. 1. Socrates, Plato, Philosophy -- App. 2. Virtues and Vices -- App. 3. Categories of Justice -- App. 4. Classifications of Pleasure.
Summary "What is the good life for a human being? Aristotle's exploration of this question in the Nicomacbean 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."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Aristotle. Nicomachean ethics.
ISBN 9780226080505 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0226080501 (hardcover : alk. paper)