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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: (Jan. 1 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1420926004
  • ISBN-13: 978-1420926002
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 0.8 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 227 g
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About the Author

Other works by the renowned classical scholar, translator, and literary critic Francis Fergusson include "The Idea of a Theater: A Study of Ten Plays," "Sallies of the Mind: Essays," "Trope and Allegory: Themes Common to Dante and Shakespeare," and "Dante's Drama of the Mind: A Modern Reading of the "Purgatorio.
Translator and scholar S. H. Butcher served as editor for the Dover Thift Edition of the "Poetics," as well as for the "Orationes, Volume 1" by Demosthenes. Butcher is also the author of "Aristotle's Theory of Poetry and Fine Art,"

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0x9c7ab720) out of 5 stars 8 reviews
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HASH(0x9c6876cc) out of 5 stars No Bekker Numbers -- Beware Nov. 19 2013
By Ilsenstein - Published on
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This edition does not have the Bekker numbers, which are a kind of index of the lines of the text. If another publication or a lecturer refers to a line of Aristotle's text by its Bekker number, you will be at a disadvantage if you are using this edition.
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9c687918) out of 5 stars Best translation available in English July 4 2009
By Alexander Petrov - Published on
Format: Paperback
One major choice about all books from antiquity is which translation to use (unless, of course, you can read them in original, in which case you don't need my advice). Aristotle's Ethics is available in many translations, but arguably that by W. D. Ross is the best. This translation has been recommended by two separate philosophy professors independently. W. D. Ross is an important philosopher in his own right. His book "The Right and the Good" is the definitive source for Ethical Intuitionism, which was the dominant moral theory in British philosophy for much of the nineteenth and early twentieth century and now enjoys considerable revival. Aristotle's Ethics is a direct precursor of Utilitarianism, of which Ross's Intuitionism is a mature form. W. D. Ross has translated not only the Nicomachean Ethics, but many other books by Aristotle. Thus, in his translation, you can rest assured that the translator knows the whole body of Aristotle's work and is an expert in the field of ethics.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9c687b58) out of 5 stars After cursory review, translation is lacking Jan. 31 2012
By Kristopher R Oneil - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
While reading several journal articles that quote Aristotle's Nichomachean Ethics, I thought that it was time for me to own a copy. I prefer digital for this (as it relates to school) so I can annotate and search for the quotes I read in journal articles. The problem with this edition is that it uses "non-standard" translations for key terms--I say "non-standard" in that none of the quotes in the articles I'm reading are searchable in this edition. However, at this price (.95 cents!) it is still worth it to own to read. I will have to decide if I need another version of this same book that uses a more common translation in modern academia.
HASH(0x9c687cfc) out of 5 stars Lecture Notes are Once Again Lectures! July 4 2016
By Aran Joseph Canes - Published on
All I have to add on recommending one of the world's canonical texts is that because all of the surviving works of Aristotle appear to scholars to be somewhat like modern day lecture notes of a course at a university the audio format is a particularly appropriate and enjoyable way of reading the Nicomachean Ethics for those with some prior knowledge of ancient Greek philosophy.
HASH(0x9c687d14) out of 5 stars Five Stars Dec 2 2015
By Terry - Published on
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it is nice!!

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