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Aristotle; D.P. Chase [Tr.]
The Ethics of Aristotle
London: Arthur L. Humphreys, 1902. First edition thus. Hardcover. Near Fine. 2 vol. 4to. [5], 2-275, [3]; [5], 2-261, [3] pp. Full original calf, spines in six compartments, with a red morocco label lettered in gold on each spine, a light brown morocco label on each spine lettered in gold, spines decorated with gilt, boards with gilt rules, boards' edges with gilt gauffering; top edges gilt. Title pages printed in red and black. Translation taken from that of D.P. Chase's, first published in 1847. Oxford Classical Dictionary, 165-169. Aristotle's Nichomachean Ethics is the earliest extant, sustained examination of morality in Western philosophy. He explores what it means for a human being to flourish: how one can live "the good life". His work introduces the concept of eudaimonia (human well-being), the Doctrine of the Mean (acting between two extreme personality traits), and education by habituation. All of these concepts suggest that every person is capable of becoming virtuous and acting virtuously, if they strive towards a healthy life, and practice good works and choices. Aristotle himself wrote numerous works on biology, medicine, logic (his system of logic would dominate the field until the early twentieth century), physics, astronomy, politics, and philosophy. His influence on Western society is indelible, his "achievements have been fundamental to a great deal of the subsequent history of western philosophy ... few if any philosophers have so productively stimulated the inquiries of other distinguished philosophers; few philosophers of the remote past, if any, ar … [Click Below for Full Description]
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