Aristotle | Critical Essay by Terence Irwin

This literature criticism consists of approximately 41 pages of analysis & critique of Aristotle.
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Critical Essay by Terence Irwin

SOURCE: An introduction to Nichomachean Ethics, Hackett Publishing Company, 1985, pp. xi-xxii.

In the following essay, Irwin describes the content of Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, noting that the work analyzes traditional Greek ideals regarding the good life, the virtues necessary to be deemed an "acceptable and admirable" member of Greek society, as well as social problems and conflicts. Irwin also responds to common objections readers have had to Ethics.

Why Read the Ethics?

Aristotle's ethical works matter to the student of moral behaviour. Aristotle provides the closest and most detailed analysis of Greek attitudes and aspirations, modified and criticized from his own point of view. Traditional Greek ideals of the best life (i 5); the canon of virtues that made someone an acceptable and admirable member of society (iii-v); the problems and conflicts of social life (viii 13-ix 3)—all these are examined...

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This section contains 2,548 words
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