BLWith new text and full apparatus criticusThe Eudemian Ethics was one of two ethical treatises which Aristotle wrote on the subject of ethica or `matters to do. Donor challenge: Your generous donation will be matched 2-to-1 right now. Your $5 becomes $15! Dear Internet Archive Supporter,. I ask only. Note: Ethica eudemia and de virtutibus et vitiis are translated by J. Solomon. Physical Description: xxiii, p. ; 23 cm. Locate a Print Version: Find in a library .

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EN moves from saying honor and the like are preferable in themselves, to saying they are not naturally preferable but in between, to saying they are noble and good. Note that Rackham in the Loeb states assertorically that the mss.

This EE division is repetitions since option 3 is already included under option 2. So is the equitable man not ethixa case of someone who wrongs himself? The difficult question is deciding what is an error and what is not but a legitimate reading. Ethicx all being wronged voluntary? In the other cases a balancing out by justice does not arise.

But how must these words be taken in EE since EE has said in its first passage that these goods are not preferable in themselves? Is some being wronged voluntary and some involuntary?

What are the theoretical options if wronging and being wronged are taken together? Within that life honor and wealth and victory are preferable in themselves, at least up to the point the political life needs. Adjecto de Virtutibus Et Vitiis Libello. The gods can have an excess did they need it for they are in bliss and there is no limit to what is freely available.

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The next ones to be discussed concern substance of doctrine. EN has not raised the question so the answer will not be applied to it. The upshot will be to endorse the latter of his two general judgments and to cast some doubt on the former.


At all events the omission in EE of several lines from EN clearly has the effect of making EE less focused ethkca politics and the political community than EN, and so less focused on the general legislative interest that, as scholars have already noted,23 marks EN in contrast with EE. If the EE version says more, as it seems to, the reason must be that the EE version is aiming to satisfy a purely philosophical interest and not to answer something required by the strict needs of the question.

Still it is clear after reflection. Simpson – – Classical Quarterly 62 2: The Eudemian Ethics is less well-known than Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethicsand when scholars refer simply to the Ethics of Aristotle, the latter is generally intended.

In the end the style is intelligible but only after extra puzzling out. But why Aristotle would eudemiq use a poetic Greek at this point in his text is hard to fathom had the scribe recently been copying or reading Homer and unconsciously lapsed into a Homeric word? EE, by contrast, moves from saying that honor and the like are not preferable in themselves, to saying that they are not naturally preferable but in between, to saying, or allowing, that they are not noble but just good.

EN, we may say, sticks to the legislative focus while EE goes beyond it. The point of the passage seems to be that questions of justice and injustice only arise in the case of goods that people can share too much or too little ehhica. So NE does not bother with them. Monthly downloads Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Skip to main content. But if it is possible to wrong oneself the condition the EE version adds to the question it asksthen perhaps Glaucon has ethicx himself, and willingly, in taking the smaller share.


Hence too we call beasts neither moderate nor licentious. There are additional verbal variants that follow a few lines later. Most people have the goods in a way that varies between too much and too little, and here there is justice or a need to balance out the distribution of goods. An Oct of the EE R. Further, because of the character of some EN mss. We may further conclude, then, that where the EE mss.

It is named for Eudemus of Rhodesa pupil of Aristotle who may also have had a hand in editing the final work. But again the change could be deliberate, and if so it is worth asking what the resulting sense would be. Views Eudemix Edit View history.

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Ethics books Works by Aristotle. There is no like up and down in Etyica, for there is no up and down in the philosophical or theoretical life or in a life devoted to worship of the god EE book 8. Bekker initiated rthica practice of printing the common books only in NE and not also EE. There are three in the EN version about being wronged: EE has raised the question so the answer can be applied to it. The Laurentian mss are accessible online at: For to my fellow academic, David J.

But neither in EE nor in EN is the political or legal just said to be contrary to nature. The EE version, by contrast, may be formalized, at least initially, as follows: Eudemka would seem to be the semi-divine philosophers of EE 8.