• Nicomachean Ethics

  • By: Aristotle
  • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 19-04-10
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Alpha DVD LLC
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars 3.4 (5 ratings)

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.
Public Domain (P)2010 Alpha DVD LLC
Show More Show Less

Regular price: £7.69

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – choose any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • Free, unlimited access to Audio Shows
  • After your trial, Audible is just £7.99/month
Select or Add a new payment method

Buy Now with 1 Credit

By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Privacy Notice.

Buy Now for £7.69

Pay using card ending in
By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Privacy Notice.

By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Privacy Notice.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
5 out of 5 stars
By Haris on 26-04-17

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.

Read more Hide me
See all reviews

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
3 out of 5 stars
By L. M. Atnip on 15-02-15

Great text, lousy reading

How could the performance have been better?

The reader clearly had little familiarity with the text or Greek--many names were mispronounced--and he also always read out "i.e." or "e.g." instead of saying "that is" or "for instance."

Read more Hide me

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Mohammed on 05-01-15

Great to Listen to, valuable when understood

I enjoyed the thoroughness of the text and was especially appreciative of the narrator not being of a British persuasion. I believe the classic works are overrun with British accents narrating them and could use more balance if for nothing more than variety and choice. Great audiobook all around.

Read more Hide me

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

See all reviews