Aristotle's Ethics [electronic resource] :moral development and human nature / Hope May.
By: May, Hope.Material type: BookSeries: Continuum studies in ancient philosophy: Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, c2010Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 189 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9781441103369 (electronic bk.); 1441103368 (electronic bk.); 9781441119308 (pbk.); 1441119302 (pbk.).Subject(s): Aristotle. Nicomachean ethics | Moral development | Happiness | PHILOSOPHY -- Ethics & Moral Philosophy | Aristotle. Nicomachean ethicsGenre/Form: Electronic books.DDC classification: 171/.3 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Preface and Acknowledgments; Abbreviations and Notes on Translations; 1 The Intellectualism Debate; 2 A Developmentalist Interpretation of the Function Argument; 3 Ethical Virtue as a Developmental Prerequisite for Contemplative Excellence; 4 Aristotle's Developmentalist Approach Modernized: Flourishing as Self-Concordance; 5 The Developmental Preconditions of Self-Concordance; 6 The Ecological Preconditions of Self-Concordance; Notes; Bibliography; Index of Names; Index of Subjects.
This is a new and highly original monograph examining Aristotle's views on ethics and human nature, an issue central to the thought of this hugely important and influential philosopher. "Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics" is devoted to the topic of human happiness. Yet, although Aristotle's conception of happiness is indisputably central to his whole philosophical project, there is much controversy surrounding it. Hope May offers a new interpretation of Aristotle's account of happiness - one which incorporates Aristotle's views about the biological development of human beings. May argues.
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