Aristotle's Ethics

[Revised entry by Richard Kraut on April 21, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Aristotle conceives of ethical theory as a field distinct from the theoretical sciences. Its methodology
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[Revised entry by Richard Kraut on April 21, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Aristotle conceives of ethical theory as a field distinct from the theoretical sciences. Its methodology must match its subject matter - good action - and must respect the fact that in this field many generalizations hold only for the most part. We study ethics in order to improve our lives, and therefore its principal concern is the nature of human well-being. Aristotle follows Socrates...

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