1559 Famous Nicomachean Ethics Aristotle Medieval Greek Philosophy Moral Virtues

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“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”

― Aristotle

 

The “Nicomachean Ethics” is considered the most important historical philosophical work – it is known to have had important impacts on the Middle Ages as a founding piece in medieval philosophy. In this work, Aristotle’s best-known work on ethics, Aristotle seeks to separate the difference between practical and theoretical living; encouraging readers to embrace living the best possible lives rather than just discussing what that looks like.

 

This work stirred controversy for centuries, however. Even during the times of Bacon and Hobbes, philosophers would argue that Aristotle’s views on ethical living were interfering with their own philosophies.

 

Aristotle makes many valid arguments in “Ethics,” but few resound more than these:

  • Be of virtue, deserving the highest of praise
  • Have the justice and fairness of a good ruler
  • Show practical judgment
  • Be a truly good friend

 

Aristotle was the first philosopher to write a treatise on ethics. Because there were no preexisting expectations on what ‘ethical living’ meant, he decided to ‘start with what would be roughly agreed to be true by people of good up-bringing and experienced in life.’ (Kraut)

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1559 Famous Nicomachean Ethics Aristotle Medieval Greek Philosophy Moral Virtues

 

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”

― Aristotle

 

The “Nicomachean Ethics” is considered the most important historical philosophical work – it is known to have had important impacts on the Middle Ages as a founding piece in medieval philosophy. In this work, Aristotle’s best-known work on ethics, Aristotle seeks to separate the difference between practical and theoretical living; encouraging readers to embrace living the best possible lives rather than just discussing what that looks like.

 

This work stirred controversy for centuries, however. Even during the times of Bacon and Hobbes, philosophers would argue that Aristotle’s views on ethical living were interfering with their own philosophies.

 

Aristotle makes many valid arguments in “Ethics,” but few resound more than these:

  • Be of virtue, deserving the highest of praise
  • Have the justice and fairness of a good ruler
  • Show practical judgment
  • Be a truly good friend

 

Aristotle was the first philosopher to write a treatise on ethics. Because there were no preexisting expectations on what ‘ethical living’ meant, he decided to ‘start with what would be roughly agreed to be true by people of good up-bringing and experienced in life.’ (Kraut)

 

Item number: #1162

Price: $1250

 

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Aristotelis Stagiritae Peripateticorvm [peripateticorum] Principis Ethicorum ad Nicomachum libri decem. Cum Donati Acciaioli Florentini … Commentarijs, denuo in lucem editi.

 

Lugduni : Apud Ioannem Frellonium, 1559.

 

Details:

  • Collation complete with all pages: [12], 919
    • a8 b4 a-z8 A-2L8 2M4
  • Binding: Vellum; tight & secure
  • Language: Latin
  • References: Kraut, Aristotle’s Ethics; USTC 152672; FB 54439
  • Provenance:
    • from the library of a Jewish book collector in Prague – Guido Kisch
  • Size: ~6.75in X 4.5in (17cm x 12cm)
  • Rare edition with no other example for sale worldwide at present

 

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1162

Categories

Classical Greco-Roman

Philosophy

Authors

ARISTOTLE

Printing Date

16th Century

Language

Latin

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete