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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StewartThe Nicomachean Arsitotle of Aristotle. Nonetheless, a few of these choices remain problematic. Russell – – Sport, Ethics and Philosophy 6 1: To whom will they give? Finally, it might be said that we have a number of very valuable translations of the NE not touched on here, ranging from various hands revising W. No keywords specified fix it. Ariwtotle Reeve’s ‘reputable opinions’ for ‘ endoxa ‘ is preferable to Irwin’s ‘common beliefs’ or nicmoachean 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 ‘ in the Greek.
The index, however, offsets these limitations and may be worth the price of the book alone. So let us too begin with these assumptions as a rough basis for our discussion.
The fact that something seems so to all or most people leads us ‘to trust it as something in accord with experience’ Div. Rather, a virtuous person is not motivated to act disgracefully in the first place. Reeve has chosen, in contrast with Irwin, to argue for his own interpretation in a lengthy introduction that incorporates a good deal of the claims he has defended in recent years in two books on Aristotle’s ethics published by Harvard University Press.
Stewart; The Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle. A significant and familiar methodological recommendation made at the start of the discussion of akrasia  niconachean Book VII b is rendered as follows by each translator:.
The virtuous person is not one who successfully resists impulses to act disgracefully because he would feel shame if he were to do such a thing. Still, especially for those new to the text, there is a danger that they will be overwhelmed and discouraged by all the information abundantly on offer in both etnics notes and index. Biology, metaphysics, and niclmachean bodies of knowledge have no foundational role in politics whatsoever” p.
While I have found it very helpful for graduate students as well, there is much to be said for the Oxford translation by Christopher Rowe with its lengthy “philosophical introduction” by Sarah Broadie, which nicoomachean some 80 pages and whose commentary of almost pages contains much insight into this challenging and enduring monument.
Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals: For if the objections are solved, and the common beliefs are left, it will be an adequate proof.
Besides being exhaustive, it offers brief synopses of the cited passages, thereby making it delightfully easy for those of us with less than encyclopedic irwun to locate irwwin what we are looking for.
In this extraordinary volume of selections from Aristotle—culled from the monumental Oxford translation by authorities including W. They typically focus instead on details that are more likely to bewilder than enlighten newcomers to the text. In such a course I think that Crisp aristotlr be most helpful to beginners, given the relatively smoother and more accessible translation he offers with a modicum of supplementary material; his introduction is more an overview of coming attractions rather than offering a potentially controversial interpretation, and his glossary is short and the index similarly restrained.
Irwin’s 2 nd ed. For if the problems are resolved, and received opinions remain, we shall have offered sufficient proof.
Find it on Scholar. Happy Lives and the Highest Good: Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics is one of the most widely studied works in the history of philosophy, and it is therefore aristolte surprise that readers have an ample variety of translations from which to choose. Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. Cross-references to the NE itself are carefully marked, and terrnce fairly frequent allusions to Homer, pre-Socratics, Plato, Greek tragedians, poets, and historians can be found throughout the valuable notes.
In addition, the notes are invaluable for clarifying unfamiliar Greek practices such as the private funding irwij rich Athenians of public goods, for example, temples, triremes, and dramatic festivals. 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. Studies on Niclmachean and Responsibility in Ancient Philosophy.
The best way to illustrate the differences between various translations is to exhibit selected portions and compare them, not just qristotle the Greek original but also to each other as to diction, ease of comprehension and so on. 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.
Many of the notes present Reeve’s own controversial views without acknowledgment of the alternatives, and even when alternatives are noted, they are not often discussed.