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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For if the objections are solved, and the common beliefs are left, it will be an adequate proof.

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Sukaina Hirji – forthcoming – Philosophy and Phenomenological Research. For if the problems are resolved, and received opinions remain, we shall have offered sufficient proof.

Yet Reeve gives little indication that he is painting a highly contentious picture, and anyone unacquainted with these and other scholarly controversies will discover little about them here. There follows an extensive and very helpful discussion of the role of dialectic nicomavhean the process of sifting through the “reputable opinions ” endoxa and the puzzles they raise that are so often encountered in the detailed discussions we find in the NE.

Many of the notes present Reeve’s own controversial views without acknowledgment of the alternatives, and aristptle when alternatives are noted, they are not often discussed. Reeve’s translation, supplemented with an interpretive introduction, copious notes, and an exhaustive index. Here my impression is that Reeve has clung closely to the original Greek phrasing, but not slavishly so, sometimes making the English erhics hard to take in without knowledge of Greek itself, although it can’t be said that he has been excessively literal, just a mite less free than he could have tegence.

A more comprehensive assessment, however, will account for the diverse needs of different sorts of reader. Dorothea Frede – – In Carlo Natali ed. I lrwin the following: 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 and the most important.

Reeve’s index thus forms a glossary of sorts, but not one as analytically helpful as that found in Irwin, in spite of its very full listings. A series of spiritual exercises filled with wisdom, practical guidance, etbics profound understanding of human behavior, it remains one of the greatest works of spiritual and ethical reflection ever written.


Nicomachean Ethics Newburyport, MA, The general lesson I draw from comparing Reeve with both Irwin arisgotle Crisp is perhaps best expressed in lrwin of the level of the class in which one wants to use a translation of the whole of the NE. Stewart; The Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle.

Science Logic and Mathematics. 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. Courageous ones, then, enduring what is frightening and facing danger because it is the noble thing to do?

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In addition, the notes are invaluable for clarifying unfamiliar Greek practices such as the private funding by rich Athenians of public goods, for example, temples, triremes, and dramatic festivals. Few, I suspect, will be inspired to abandon their copies of Broadie and Rowe or Irwin, but equally few will fail to find Reeve’s edition a source of insight and a distinctively useful reference.

Aristottle their temperate actions, what would they be? German philologist and fthics philosopher [1]insisted that the best and safest way to interpret a text of Aristotle’s was to rely on other texts attributed to him: Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals: This difference is not trivial.

Aristotle is well known for the precision with which he chooses his words, and in this elegant translation his work has found its ideal match. In the hands of a very knowing instructor the fact that the data are there leaves plenty of room for her or his guidance since the interpretative dice are not loaded, as it were.


To take one example, where Reeve duly provides dozens of occurrences of ‘ kalon ‘ or ‘noble’, Irwin’s glossary entry on “fine, beautiful, kalos ” distinguishes aesthetic uses from ethical ones, broader from narrower uses, how “acting for the sake of the fine” differs from compulsive or merely instrumental activity, and so on.

Please follow the detailed Help center instructions to transfer the files to supported eReaders. With so many translations of the Nicomachean Ethics already available, one could reasonably wonder whether there is need for yet another.

Nicomachean Ethics, Book Vii: Of course, the crucial question in choosing a translation is how accessible it will be to Greek-less readers as well as to those coming to the Ethics for the first time. Sequentially numbered endnotes provide the information most needed at each juncture, while a detailed Index of Terms indicates places where focused discussion of key notions occurs. These internal references are explicitly claimed at p. The fact that something seems so to all or most people leads us ‘to trust it as something in accord with experience’ Div.


They offer little in the way of summaries or signposts for how individual chapters of the work contribute to Aristotle’s broader argument.

Readers of Reeve’s earlier translations of both Platonic and Aristotelian texts will have high expectations for this latest entry in what seems a never-ending stream of new translations of the NEand I assume that nicomacheah one is meant in some arustotle to replace Irwin’s earlier and widely used 2 nd ed.

But what sorts of actions should we assign to them? Their needs are admirably met in my opinion by Roger Crisp’s Cambridge University edition, especially now that the revised edition has supplied line numbers in the margins as well as the page and column numbers of the original.

The gods, eyhics fact, we suppose to be the most blessed and happy of all. These are fuller than Broadie’s and more closely resemble Irwin’s in the sort of help they provide. Informative notes give the reader a convenient and concise review of each work, illuminating the main ideas. Kaplan has included the most widely read, studied, and quoted works of the great philosopher.

So too is the ample citation of other texts in the Aristotelian corpus. 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: I recommend Reeve, then, ariwtotle the few reservations nicomzchean above.

Alexander – – International Journal of Ethics 4 1: For, in his pages of notes to his translation, numbered consecutively fromwe are referred profusely to a wide range of other passages in Aristotle’s urwin, from other ethical works, of course, but also to his rhetorical, political, psychological, biological, logical, and metaphysical writings, often with rather lengthy excerpts provided.