Reflecting the relatively recent high level of scholarly interest in Aristotle's Eudemian Ethics (EE), each paper in this collection is concerned first and foremost to understand the arguments from the EE it examines in terms of that work alone. The papers, by David Charles, Christopher Rowe, M.M. McCabe, Jennifer Whiting, and Friedemann Buddensiek, focus variously on the topics of the voluntary, friendship and luck, only drawing on other texts in the service of illuminating the EE. The result is a volume containing novel, at times even conflicting, readings of questions central to understanding this important text and Aristotle's ethics in general.
"...each of the five essays targets an important but relatively circumscribed issue, and together they should convince anyone of the desirability of fresh and serious investigation of the Eudemian Ethics." Daniel P. Maher, Assumption College
Fiona Leigh, Ph.D (2007) in Philosophy, Monash University, is Lecturer in Philosophy at University College London. She has published a number of articles in journals (Phronesis, Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy), mainly on Plato's later metaphysics in the Sophist.
Contributors: David Charles, Christopher Rowe, M.M. McCabe, Jennifer Whiting, Friedemann Buddensiek, and Brad Inwood.
"The essays contained here will surely stimulate interest in the Eudemian Ethics [...] each of the five essays targets an important but relatively circumscribed issue, and together they should convince anyone of the desirability of fresh and serious investigation of the [Eudemian Ethics]." Daniel P. Maher in BMCR 2013.07.16
Introduction, by Brad Inwood and Fiona Leigh
List of Contributors
Chapter One. The Eudemian Ethics on the ‘voluntary’
Chapter Two. Aristotle’s Eudemian Ethics on loving people and things
Chapter Three. With mirrors or without? Self-perception in Eudemian Ethics VII.12
Mary Margaret McCabe
Chapter Four. The pleasure of thinking together: Prolegomenon to a complete reading of EE VII.12
Chapter Five. Does good fortune matter? Eudemian Ethics VIII.2 on eutuchia
Index of Passages Cited
All those - academics, students, and the educated and curious alike - with an interest in Aristotle, Aristotle's ethics, virtue ethics, and ancient philosophy, as well as classical philologists.