The Nicomachean Ethics

Author: Aristotle

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191607460

Category: Philosophy

Page: 336

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'Happiness, then, is the best, noblest, and most pleasant thing in the world.' In the Nicomachean Ethics Aristotle's guiding question is: what is the best thing for a human being? His answer is happiness, but he means, not something we feel, but rather a specially good kind of life. Happiness is made up of activities in which we use the best human capacities, both ones that contribute to our flourishing as members of a community, and ones that allow us to engage in god-like contemplation. Contemporary ethical writings on the role and importance of the moral virtues such as courage and justice have drawn inspiration from this work, which also contains important discussions on responsibility for actions, on the nature of practical reasoning, and on friendship and its role in the best life. This new edition retains and lightly revises David Ross's justly admired translation. It also includes a valuable introduction to this seminal work, and notes designed to elucidate Aristotle's arguments. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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The Nicomachean Ethics

Author: Aristotle

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192834072

Category: Philosophy

Page: 283

View: 1368

Aristotle (384-322BC) is the philosopher who has most influence on the development of western culture, writing on a wide variety of subjects including the natural sciences as well as the more strictly philosophical topics of logic, metaphysics and ethics. To the poet Dante, he was simply 'the master of those who know'.
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Tarr

Roman

Author: Wyndham Lewis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518402337

Category:

Page: 458

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Magna Moralia

Author: N.A

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3050048751

Category: Philosophy

Page: 484

View: 6277

Mit diesem Band liegt neben der Nikomachischen und der Eudemischen die dritte Version der Ethik des Aristoteles vor. Im Unterschied zu den beiden anderen Ethiken geht es hier um eine Tugend- und Güterlehre, nicht um ein umfassendes Konzept einer Eudämonie. Über die zeitliche Reihenfolge der ethischen Texte des Aristoteles besteht bisher keine Einigkeit. Somit schien es dem Bearbeiter zweckmäßig, Satz für Satz der Gedankendarstellung nachzugehen und auf diese Weise den ersten vollständigen Kommentar zu schaffen. Er kommt zu dem Schluss, dass die "Magna Moralia" nicht als nacharistotelische Kompilation aus Nikomachischer und Eudemischer Ethik begriffen werden könne, sie sich auch nicht zeitlich als "Mittlere Ethik" einreihen lasse, sondern die früheste Skizze des Aristoteles selbst sei. Wenn irgendwo, so ist also innerhalb der Ethik die Möglichkeit gegeben, Aristoteles sukzessive am Werk zu sehen.
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Eudemische Ethik

Author: N.A

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3050048743

Category: Philosophy

Page: 504

View: 767

Die "Eudemische Ethik" folgt, gelegentlich mit stärkerer religiöser Akzentuierung, in Grundriss, Fragestellung und Lehrinhalt der "Nikomachischen Ethik". Dennoch stellt diese Schrift eine hochinteressante Parallelfassung mit einem ganz eigenen Stil und einigen außerordentlich aufschlussreichen Varianten dar, für deren stärkere Beachtung hier eine wichtige Grundlage bereitsteht. Der Bearbeiter belegt durch einen Zitatenvergleich die Verfasserschaft des Aristoteles und macht durch eine eingehende Stilanalyse die Stellung der Schrift im Gesamtwerk deutlich. Eine gründliche Darstellung und Bewertung der Geschichte des Textes, seiner Übersetzung und der Textkritik dient dem Anliegen des Bearbeiters, eine philosophisch und philologisch höchsten Ansprüchen genügende Übersetzung zu geben. Die Anmerkungen erschließen dem Leser vielfältige sprachliche und literarische Zusammenhänge.
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Die Bhagavad Gita

Die Quelle der indischen Spiritualität. Eingeleitet und übersetzt von Eknath Easwaran

Author: Eknath Easwaran

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641089077

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 320

View: 7204

Die bedeutendste Quelle indischer Spiritualität Die Bhagavadgita gilt als das grundlegende mystischspirituelle Werk der Inder. Entstanden vor Tausenden von Jahren, diskutiert und kommentiert die Gita grundlegende Seinsfragen wie Liebe, Freundschaft, Tod, Sinn und Ziel des Lebens und den Zyklus der Wiedergeburten. Easwaran schafft den Zugang zu diesem Werk von seiner historischen Bedingtheit her, aber er erschließt auch die universelle Gültigkeit und Zeitlosigkeit seiner Lehren.
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The Cambridge Companion to Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics

Author: Ronald Polansky

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139991426

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

View: 3332

Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics is the first and arguably most important treatise on ethics in Western philosophy. It remains to this day a compelling reflection on the best sort of human life and continues to inspire contemporary thought and debate. This Cambridge Companion includes twenty essays by leading scholars of Aristotle and ancient philosophy that cover the major issues of this text. The essays in this volume shed light on Aristotle's rigorous and challenging thinking on questions such as: can there be a practical science of ethics? What is happiness? Are we responsible for our character? How does moral virtue relate to good thinking? Can we act against our reasoned choice? What is friendship? Is the contemplative life the highest kind of life? Covering all sections of the Nicomachean Ethics and selected topics in Aristotle's Eudemian Ethics and Protrepticus, this volume offers the reader a solid foundation in Aristotle's ethical philosophy.
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Wenn wir Toten erwachen (Mit Biografie des Autors)

Author: Henrik Ibsen

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 8075836065

Category: Drama

Page: 182

View: 2919

Wenn wir Toten erwachen - Ein dramatischer Epilog ist der Titel eines 3-aktigen Dramas des norwegischen Schriftstellers und Dramatikers Henrik Ibsen. Es ist sein letztes Drama vor seinem Tod 1906. Zur Handlung: Professor Rubek und Frau Maja sitzen im Park eines Badehotels. Sie sind nach vier Jahren in die Heimat zurückgekehrt, fühlen sich dort jedoch nicht mehr wohl. Das Werk, das dem Bildhauer Rubek weltweit zu Ruhm verholfen hat, ist "Die Auferstehung", verkörpert von einer jungen Frau, die aus dem Todesschlaf erwacht. Maja erinnert Rubek an sein Versprechen, sie auf einen Berg mitzunehmen, um ihr die Herrlichkeiten der Welt zu zeigen, was er jedoch nie verwirklicht hat. Der Inspektor kommt hinzu. Rubek erzählt ihm, dass er letzte Nacht eine helle Gestalt gefolgt von einem dunklen Schatten gesehen habe... Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906) war ein norwegischer Dramatiker und Lyriker, der gegen die Moral und "Lebenslüge" seiner Zeit zu Felde zog und im "Kampf der Geschlechter" im Gegensatz zu August Strindberg den Standpunkt der Frau vertrat. Seine bürgerlichen Dramen zeigten ethischen Ernst und großes psychologisches Einfühlungsvermögen.
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Poetics

Author: Aristotle

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191635804

Category: Poetry

Page: 160

View: 7199

'What is poetry, how many kinds of it are there, and what are their specific effects?' Aristotle's Poetics is the most influential book on poetry ever written. A founding text of European aesthetics and literary criticism, from it stems much of our modern understanding of the creation and impact of imaginative writing, including poetry, drama, and fiction. For Aristotle, the art of representation conveys universal truths which we can appreciate more easily than the lessons of history or philosophy. In his short treatise Aristotle discusses the origins of poetry and its early development, the nature of tragedy and plot, and offers practical advice to playwrights. This new translation by Anthony Kenny is accompanied by associated material from Plato and a range of responses from more modern literary practitioners: Sir Philip Sidney, P. B. Shelley, and Dorothy L. Sayers. The book includes a wide-ranging introduction and notes, making this the most accessible and attractive modern edition. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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Aristotle: Nicomachean Ethics

Author: Aristotle

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107039606

Category: Philosophy

Page: 258

View: 3489

This new edition provides an accurate, readable and accessible translation of one of the world's greatest ethical works, enabling readers to come close to Aristotle's original. Primarily for non-Greek readers, this book is also of wider interest to students and scholars of ethics, ancient philosophy, Aristotle and classics.
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The Two Fundamental Problems of Ethics

Author: Arthur Schopenhauer,David Cartwright

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199297223

Category: Philosophy

Page: 301

View: 9146

Schopenhauer's two essays On the Freedom of the Will and On the Basis of Morals form his complete system of ethics. Their doctrines are here presented in more accessible, self-contained form than in his larger work, and in a new translation, introduced by Christopher Janaway, that preserves Schopenhauer's style in modern English.
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Collaborative Wisdom

From Pervasive Logic to Effective Operational Leadership

Author: Dr Greg Park

Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409473546

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 298

View: 5662

Why do some corporate superstars collapse dramatically, while others survive and prosper over many decades? Is the fall primarily caused by ‘technical factors’, such as poor products and pricing, financial management or market choices, by self-aggrandisement, or perhaps by poor leadership attributes and capabilities? Greg Park argues that ultimately organisational survival and optimal performance over the long term is dependent upon collaborative wisdom. Within the dominant coalition of a successful community or corporation there is an inherited, pervasive, commonly and collectively held dominant logic, comprising leadership principles, perspectives and priorities, based upon universal values which are understood and accepted as satisfying the requirements and aspirations of each stakeholder. This collaborative wisdom ensures cohesive and consistent behaviour across and within every function of a complex, fast-moving organization. Its practical application is reflected in the daily operational decisions of leaders within the organisation, be they divisional, departmental heads or supervisors. Without collaborative wisdom organisational collapse is the inevitable result, primarily through the disintegration of belief, confidence, motivation, cohesion, advocacy and energy within and between key stakeholder groups. Collaborative Wisdom examines the nature and criticality of wisdom as a leadership attribute, how effective operational leadership is not just about knowledge and experience, but more fundamentally about a cognitive mental process which considers and consistently applies fundamental values, principles, perspectives and priorities in an analytical and affective manner. This ensures effective operational leadership and optimal organisational performance over the long term, informed by experience, instinct, intuition, but also by insight, judgment and ultimately, wisdom.
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Politik ; Staat der Athener

Author: Aristoteles,Olof Gigon,Hans-Joachim Gehrke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783760841205

Category:

Page: 376

View: 3899

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Macbeth

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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The Eudemian Ethics

Author: Aristotle

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191620327

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

View: 4963

'We are looking for the things that enable us to live a noble and happy life...and what prospects decent people will have of acquiring any of them.' The Eudemian Ethics is a major treatise on moral philosophy whose central concern is what makes life worth living. Aristotle considers the role of happiness, and what happiness consists of, and he analyses various factors that contribute to it: human agency, the relation between action and virtue, and the concept of virtue itself. Moral and intellectual virtues are classified and considered, and finally the roles of friendship and pleasure. It deals with the same issues as the better-known Nicomachean Ethics, with which it holds three books in common, and its special qualities, as well as the similarities and differences between the two works, are of fundamental concern to anyone interested in Aristotle's philosophy. This is the first time the Eudemian Ethics has been published in its entirety in any modern language. Anthony Kenny's fine translation is accompanied by a lucid introduction and explanatory notes, which assist the reader in understanding this important work. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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NICOMACHEAN ETHICS

Author: Aristotle

Publisher: 右灰文化傳播有限公司可提供下載列印

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

View: 3865

EVERY art and every inquiry, and similarly every action and pursuit, is thought to aim at some good; and for this reason the good has rightly been declared to be that at which all things aim. But a certain difference is found among ends; some are activities, others are products apart from the activities that produce them. Where there are ends apart from the actions, it is the nature of the products to be better than the activities. Now, as there are many actions, arts, and sciences, their ends also are many; the end of the medical art is health, that of shipbuilding a vessel, that of strategy victory, that of economics wealth. But where such arts fall under a single capacity- as bridle-making and the other arts concerned with the equipment of horses fall under the art of riding, and this and every military action under strategy, in the same way other arts fall under yet others- in all of these the ends of the master arts are to be preferred to all the subordinate ends; for it is for the sake of the former that the latter are pursued. It makes no difference whether the activities themselves are the ends of the actions, or something else apart from the activities, as in the case of the sciences just mentioned.
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Nikomachische Ethik

Author: Aristoteles

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ethics, Ancient

Page: 384

View: 1905

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Corporate Character

Representing Imperial Power in British India, 1786-1901

Author: Eddy Kent

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442617020

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 5795

The vastness of Britain’s nineteenth-century empire and the gap between imperial policy and colonial practice demanded an institutional culture that encouraged British administrators to identify the interests of imperial service as their own. In Corporate Character, Eddy Kent examines novels, short stories, poems, essays, memoirs, private correspondence, and parliamentary speeches related to the East India Company and its effective successor, the Indian Civil Service, to explain the origins of this imperial ethos of “virtuous service.” Exploring the appointment, training, and management of Britain’s overseas agents alongside the writing of public intellectuals such as Edmund Burke, Thomas Malthus, Thomas Babington Macaulay, and J.S. Mill, Kent explains the origins of the discourse of “virtuous empire” as an example of corporate culture and explores its culmination in Anglo-Indian literature like Rudyard Kipling’s Kim. Challenging narratives of British imperialism that focus exclusively on race or nation, Kent’s book is the first to study how corporate ways of thinking and feeling influenced British imperial life.
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Selbstbetrachtungen (illustriert)

Author: Marcus Aurelius

Publisher: Clap Publishing, LLC.

ISBN: 1635378621

Category: Philosophy

Page: 130

View: 797

Die Selbstbetrachtungen des römischen Kaisers Mark Aurel sind die letzte bedeutende Hinterlassenschaft aus der philosophischen Schule der jüngeren Stoa. Maßgebliche Richtschnur für das eigene Denken und Handeln waren ihm die Einordnung in und die Übereinstimmung mit der „Allnatur“. Vernunftleitung und Gemeinwohlorientierung gehören zu den in zahlreichen Wendungen variierten Konstanten der Selbstbetrachtungen, zu denen Mark Aurel auch die Rückwirkungen seines Amtes auf die eigene Person antrieben: „Verkaisere nicht!“
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The Politics

Author: Aristotle,,Sir Ernest Barker,R. F. Stalley

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199538735

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 423

View: 6538

Aristotle's Politics is one of the most influential works in the history of political thought. It is still essential reading for students of politics and for anyone seriously interested in the ways in which human societies are organized and governed. For this edition Sir Ernest Barker's fine translation has been extensively revised. The introduction and notes explain the historical and philosophical background of the work and examine its significance forthe modern reader.
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