'May's interpretation seems to explicate exactly how Aristotle understood the relationship between the intellectual life ... and the practical (moral) life ... According to May's interpretation, the conflict other scholars have perceived is simply an artifact of a misinterpretation of Aristotle's text. The moral life, she argues, is a necessary prerequisite for the attainment of the intellectual life--one simply cannot become a true intellectual unless and until one has fully mastered (and has become fully habituated to) being moral ... May view is important not merely for its insight and originality. It also seems to me to get exactly right one of the most important and influential ethical works ever written.' Nicholas D. Smith, James E Miller Professor of Humanities, Lewis & Clark College, Oregon Blurb from reviewer
About the Author
Hope May is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Central Michigan University, USA. She received her Ph.D from Michigan State University in 2001. In 2008, she received her J.D. degree from Michigan State University College of Law, graduating magna cum laude and winning awards for her work in free expression, international law, and legal interpretation.