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Aristotle Nicomachean Ethics Reading List Bibliography Copy

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    Faculty Undergraduate Reading List: Aristotle,  Nicomachean Ethics  (116/132) The current description of these papers in undergraduate Course Handbooks  is as follows: 116. Aristotle,  Nicomachean Ethics : The purpose of this subject is to give you the opportunity to make a critical study of one of the most important works in the history of  philosophy. Like Plato in the  Republic , Aristotle is concerned with the question, what is the  best possible sort of life? Whereas this leads Plato to pose grand questions in metaphysics and political theory, it leads Aristotle to offer close analyses of the structure of human action, responsibility, the virtues, the nature of moral knowledge, weakness of will, pleasure, friendship, and other related issues. Much of what Aristotle has to say on these is ground- breaking, highly perceptive, and still of importance in contemporary debate in ethics and moral psychology. You are expected to study the work in detail; the examination contains a question requiring comments on chosen passages, as well as a choice of essay questions. J. L. Ackrill,  Aristotle the Philosopher , ch. 10. Set translation: Aristotle:  Nicomachean Ethics translated and with notes by T.H. Irwin (Hackett). [Note that the set translation is the 2 nd   edition.] 132. Aristotle,  Nicomachean Ethics (in Greek) The  Nicomachean Ethics is one of the four treatises in the Aristotelian Corpus (the others are the  Eudemian Ethics , the  Magna Moralia and the Politics ) that examine the moral and political questions discussed in Plato ’ s  Republic and  Laws . Like Plato in the  Republic , Aristotle is concerned with the question, what is the best  possible sort of life? In the  Ethics he answers this question by examining s the structure of human action, responsibility, the virtues, the nature of moral knowledge, weakness of will, pleasure, friendship, and other related issues. Much of what Aristotle has to say on these is ground-breaking, highly perceptive, and still important in contemporary debate in ethics and moral psychology. The examination includes a compulsory question requiring comments on passages in English translation, as well as essay questions. You will be expected to have read books I-III, VI-VII, X in Greek, and the rest in translation. There will be a compulsory question containing passages for translation and comment from the books read in Greek; any passages for comments from the remaining books will be accompanied by a translation. There will also be essay questions. Text: Bywater (Oxford Classical Text). Translation: Irwin (Hackett), 2nd edn. J. L. Ackrill,  Aristotle the Philosopher (Oxford), ch. 10. The Examination Regulations contain no additional information. Asterisks below mark works likely to be especially helpful. The readings on particular topics are divided into two sections: assume that the first section is asterisked. Publication details given for books are usually for first editions; later editions are often available.   # Other translations It can be helpful to refer to other translations, especially for key passages. These contain introductions, and Ross and Rowe have useful notes. R. Crisp (CUP, 2000) W.D. Ross, rev. L. Brown (OUP, 2009) C. Rowe (OUP, 2002) J. Thomson, rev. H. Tredennick (Penguin, 1976) Commentaries  Some of the secondary literature on Aristotle assumes knowledge of Greek by the reader. Though a reader without Greek can often understand it, it may be worth such readers learning the Greek alphabet so as to be able to recognize key terms (which are transliterated in e.g. the notes in Irwin ’ s translation). *S. Broadie,  Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics  (with trans. by Rowe) (OUP, 2002) [no knowledge of Greek assumed] J. Burnet, The Ethics of Aristotle  (Methuen, 1900) R. Gauthier & J. Jolif,  L ’   Ethique a Nicomaque  (Publications Universitaires, 1958) H. Joachim,  Nicomachean Ethics  (Clarendon Press, 1951) J.A. Stewart,  Notes on the Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle  (Clarendon Press, 1892) C.C.W. Taylor,  Nicomachean Ethics , bks. II-IV (Clarendon Press, 2006) [Greek not assumed] M. Pakaluk,  Nicomachean Ethics , bks. VIII-IX (Clarendon Press, 1998) [Greek not assumed] Works on Aristotle  J.L. Ackrill,  Aristotle the Philosopher  (OUP, 1981) *J. Barnes,  Aristotle: A Very Short Introduction  (OUP, 2000) [prev. published as a Past  Master ] T. Irwin,  Aristotle ’  s First Principles  (Clarendon Press, 1988) *C. Shields,  Aristotle (Routledge) Basic Introductions to the  Ethics   *D.S. Hutchinson, ‘ Ethics ’ , in J. Barnes (ed.), Cambridge Companion to Aristotle  (CUP, 1995) *R. Kraut, ‘ Aristotle ’ s Ethics ’ , Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy  [online in the Oxford domain] *F. Miller, ‘ Aristotle: Ethics and Politics ’ , in C. Shields,  Blackwell Guide to Ancient Philosophy  (Blackwell, 2003)   $ Books  *D. Bostock,  Aristotle ’  s Ethics  (OUP, 2000) S. Broadie,  Ethics with Aristotle  (OUP, 1991) W. Hardie,  Aristotle ’  s Ethical Theory , 2 nd  edn. (Clarendon Press, 1980) *G. Hughes, GuideBook to Aristotle on Ethics  (Routledge, 2001) M. Pakaluk,  Aristotle ’  s Nicomachean Ethics: An Introduction  (Cambridge, 2005) *J.O. Urmson,  Aristotle ’  s Ethics  (Blackwell, 1988) Collections  *J. Barnes, M. Schofield, & R. Sorabji (ed.),  Articles on Aristotle , vol. 2 (Duckworth, 1977) *R. Kraut (ed.),  Blackwell Guide to Aristotle ’  s Nicomachean Ethics  (Blackwell, 2006) *A. Rorty,  Essays on Aristotle ’  s Ethics  (UCal. Press, 1980) *N. Sherman (ed.),  Aristotle ’  s Ethics: Critical Essays  (Rowman and Littlefield, 1999) Essay questions are not provided here. Consult your tutor and/or recent examination papers. After each title, references to some key passages are offered. Note that short reference is frequently made to the works cited above in this list. 1. Methodology (VII.1, 1145b2-7) Bostock, ch. 10 J. Barnes, ‘ Aristotle and the Methods of Ethics ’ ,  Revue Internationale de Philosophie  1981 T. Irwin, ‘ The Metaphysical and Psychological Basis of Aristotle ’ s Ethics ’ , in Rorty (ed.) C. Reeve, Practices of Reason  (Clarendon Press, 1992), ch. 1 G.E.L. Owen, ‘ Tithenai ta phainomena ’ , repr. in his  Logic, Science, and Dialectic  (Duckworth, 1986) +++++ T. Irwin,  Aristotle ’  s First Principles , chs. 1-2 D.W. Hamlyn, ‘ Aristotle on Dialectic ’ , Philosophy  1990 R. Smith, ‘ Aristotle on the Uses of Dialectic ’ , Synthese  1993 G.E.L. Owen, ‘ Tithenai ta phainomena ’ , repr. in his  Logic, Science, and Dialectic  (Duckworth, 1986) S. Klein, ‘ An Analysis and Defense of Aristotle ’ s Method in  EN   I and X ’ ,  Ancient Philosophy  1988 W. Sinnott-Armstrong, ‘ Moral Skepticism and Justification ’ , in W. Sinnott-Armstrong & M. Timmons (ed.),  Moral Knowledge?  (OUP, 1996) On the critique of Plato ’ s form of the good  in I.6, see also  Eudemian Ethics  I.8 (trans. and comm. M. Woods (Clarendon Press, 1982)), and: Bostock, app. to ch. 1 J.L. Ackrill, ‘Aristotle on “Good” and the Categories ’ , in Barnes et al. (ed.) L.A. Kosman, ‘ Predicating the Good ’ , Phronesis  1968 D. Wiggins, ‘ On Sentence-sense, Word-sense, and Difference of Word-sense ’ , in D. Steinberg & L. Jakobovits, Semantics  (CUP, 1971)   % 2. Eudaimonia   (I, esp. I.7; X.7-9) Hughes, ch. 3 Bostock, chs.1, 9 J. Ackrill, ‘ Aristotle on eudaimonia ’   in Rorty (ed.) T. Nagel, ‘ Aristotle on eudaimonia ’  , in Rorty (ed.) P. Glassen, ‘ A Fallacy in Aristotle ’ s Argument about the Good ’ , Phil. Qu.  7 (1957) T. Irwin, ‘ The Structure of Aristotelian Happiness ’ ,  Ethics  1991 R. Kraut, ‘ Aristotle on the Human Good: An Overview ’ , in Sherman (ed.) +++++ D. Devereux, ‘ Aristotle on the Essence of Happiness ’ , in D.J. O ’ Meara (ed.), Studies in  Aristotle  (Catholic U. of America Press, 1981) D. Keyt, ‘ Intellectualism in Aristotle ’ , Paideia  Special Issue 2, 1978; repr. in J. Anton and A. Preus (ed.),  Essays in Ancient Greek Philosophy  (SUNY Press, 1971) D. Charles and D. Scott, exchange on ‘ Aristotle on Well-being and Intellectual Contemplation ’ , Proc. Arist. Soc. Supp.  73 (1999) E. Wielenberg, ‘ Egoism and Eudaimonia-Maximization in the Nicomachean Ethics ’ , Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy  2004 J. Whiting, ‘ Aristotle ’ s Function Argument: A Defense ’ ,  Ancient Philosophy  1988 J. McDowell, ‘ The role of  Eudaimonia  in Aristotle ’ s  Ethics ’ , in Rorty (ed.) 3. The Doctrine of the Mean  (II; III.6-12; IV) Bostock, ch. 2 W. Hardie, ‘ Aristotle ’ s Doctrine that Virtue is a Mean ’ , in Barnes et al. (ed.) J. Barnes, introduction to Thomson ’ s Penguin translation P. Losin, ‘ Aristotle ’ s Doctrine of the Mean ’ ,  Hist. Phil. Q . 1987 J. Urmson, ‘ Aristotle ’ s Doctrine of the Mean ’ , in Rorty (ed.) R. Hursthouse, ‘ A False Doctrine of the Mean ’ , Proc. Aristotelian Soc.  1980-1 L. Brown, ‘ What is the Mean Relative to Us? ’ , Phronesis  1997 +++++ Hughes, ch. 4 R. Hursthouse, ‘ The Central Doctrine of the Mean ’ , in Kraut (ed.)   H. Joseph, ‘ Aristotle ’ s Definition of Moral Virtue and Plato ’ s Account of Justice in the Soul ’ , in his  Essays on Ancient and Modern Philosophy (Clarendon Press, 1935), ch. 6 Broadie, 2.IX D. Pears, ‘ Courage as a Mean ’ , in Rorty (ed.)
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