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Author May, Hope.

Title Aristotle's Ethics : moral development and human nature / Hope May
Published London ; New York : Continuum, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 189 pages) : illustrations
Series Continuum studies in ancient philosophy
Continuum studies in ancient philosophy.
Contents 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
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject Aristotle. Nicomachean ethics.
Moral development.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1441103368 (electronic bk.)
1441119302 (paperback)
9781441103369 (electronic bk.)
9781441119308 (paperback)