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Alexander of Aphrodisias: Ethical Problems

by Professor R. W. Sharples

Part of the Ancient Commentators on Aristotle Series

Alexander of Aphrodisias: Ethical Problems Synopsis

Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics has been a central text in moral philosophy since the fourth century BC. The Ethical Problems attributed to Alexander of Aphrodisias - the leading ancient commentator on Aristotle - not only shows us how Aristotle's work was discussed in Alexander's own day (c. 200 AD) but offers interpretations and insights that are valuable in their own right. Topics discussed include pleasure and distress, moral virtue, the criteria for judging actions voluntary, the development of moral understanding, and the place in ethics of utility, political community and a sense of shame.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781780933689
Publication date: 18th January 2013
Author: Professor R. W. Sharples
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 151 pages
Categories: Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500, Ethics & moral philosophy,

About Professor R. W. Sharples

R. W. Sharples was Professor of Classics at University College London.

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