Aristotle: The Nicomachean Ethics (c.334–323 BCE)



The history of Western thought has been summed up by Alfred North Whitehead as ‘footnotes to Plato’. One of the first great philosophers to add his own footnotes was Aristotle, though the sheer breadth, originality and distinctiveness of his work makes a mockery of any attempt to see his writings as mere appendages to Plato’s.


Good Life Proper Function Practical Wisdom Moral Virtue Nicomachean Ethic 
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