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Nicomachean Ethics

Aristotle

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Austin, J. L. “Agathon and Eudaimonia in the Ethics of Aristotle” in Philosophical Papers. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1970.

Barnes, Jonathan. Aristotle. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2000.

Dunne, Joseph. Back to the Rough Ground: “Phronesis” and “Techne” in Modern Philosophy and in Aristotle. South Bend, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press, 1993.

Edel, Abraham. Aristotle and His Philosophy. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1982.

Hutchinson, D. S. “Ethics” in The Cambridge Companion to Aristotle. ed. Jonathan Barnes. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1995.

MacIntyre, Alasdair. After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory. South Bend, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press, 1981.

Rorty, Amelie Oksenberg, ed. Essays on Aristotle’s Ethics. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1980.

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objection

by ProfessorHinkley, April 06, 2014

The author of this commentary claims that Aristotle's "concept of distributive justice is meant to ensure that the greatest privilege go to those male aristocrats who exhibit the greatest virtue rather than to those who have the greatest wealth, the greatest military strength, or the most friends." This claim is superficial and grossly misleading. We need to approach books by trying to understand them as the author understands them, and in this case Aristotle articulates a principle of justice, called merit, that transcends gender and socia

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