Nicomachean Ethics

  • by Aristotle
  • Narrated by Matthew Josdal
  • 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Nicomachean Ethics is Aristotle’s most famous work on the subject of ethics and virtue. It is based on notes from Aristotle’s lectures at the Lyceum and may have been edited by or dedicated to his son, Nicomachus. Aristotle believed that ethical knowledge is not precise knowledge, like logic and mathematics, but general knowledge like nutrition and exercise. Since ethics is a practical discipline rather than a theoretical one, he thought that to become "good", one could not simply study what virtue is; one must actually be virtuous. Aristotle postulates that everything is done with some goal in mind and that goal is "good". The ultimate goal, which he calls the "Highest Good" is happiness.

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Amazing clarity of thought.

This book need studying and not reading or listening. If I had more time I would prefer to have it in hard copy.
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- Haris

Book Details

  • Release Date: 19-04-2010
  • Publisher: Alpha DVD LLC