Nicomachean Ethics

2015.01.26 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, C. D. C. Reeve (tr.), Hackett, 2014, lvi + 447pp., $19.00 (pbk), ISBN 9781624661174. Reviewed
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2015.01.26 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, C. D. C. Reeve (tr.), Hackett, 2014, lvi + 447pp., $19.00 (pbk), ISBN 9781624661174. Reviewed by Lawrence Jost, University of Cincinnati F. A. Trendelenburg, the 19th C. German philologist and idealist philosopher[1], insisted that the best and safest way to interpret a text of Aristotle's was to rely on other texts attributed to him: "Aristoteles ex Aristotele" was his dictum, and this approach to studying the Metaphysics was explicitly endorsed and employed by Joseph Owens in his influential The Doctrine of Being in the Aristotelian Metaphysics. C. D. C. Reeve's new translation of the Nicomachean Ethics is most succinctly characterized as applying Trendelenburg's dictum to this work with a relentless consistency. For, in his 160 pages of notes to his translation, numbered consecutively from 1-898, we are referred profusely to a wide range of other passages in Aristotle's. . .

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