The Arabic Version of the Nicomachean Ethics


This volume offers a critical edition of the only extant Arabic manuscript of the Nicomachean Ethics.
A comprehensive introduction by the late Douglas M. Dunlop describes the influence this major Aristotelian work had on Arabic literature. Dunlop’s annotated English translation includes important references to the Greek text of the Ethics. The appendix includes a select Greek-Arabic glossary.

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Anna A. Akasoy, Ph.D. (2005) in Oriental Studies, Frankfurt University, is research assistant at the Warburg Institute. She has published on the history of Islamic science and philosophy including Philosophie und Mystik in der Almohadenzeit (Leiden, 2006).
Alexander Fidora, Ph.D. (2003) in Philosophy, Frankfurt University, is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Frankfurt University. He has published extensively on Arabic influences in Latin medieval philosophy including Die Wissenschaftstheorie des Dominicus Gundissalinus (Berlin 2003).
"Dunlop has shown abundantly how significant ethical questions were for a wide range of Arabic Philosophers and Theologians. Essential to our understanding of their debt to the Peripatetic tradition is an edition and translation of the Arabic Nichomachean Ethics which is provided here." – Charles S.F. Burnett, in: American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, 2007
"Akasoy and Fidora have done an excellent job in bringing to light this important work. They have also provided the reader with a Greek-Arabic and Arabic-Greek glosssary of key terms in the Ethics, a selected bibliography, and an index of names mentioned in the introduction. The careful editing of such a work is a monumental undertaking. I am grateful to them for their initiative and their dedication. This is a work that should be perused by all students of medieval Islamic and Jewish philosophy." – Steven Harvey, in: Journal of the American Oriental Society, 2008
Book I
Book I
Book I
Book II
Book III
Book IV
Book V
Book VI
'Seventh Book'
Book VII
Book IX
Book X
Selective Bibliography
Graeco-Arabic Glossary
Reversed Glossary
Index Nominum
All those interested in ancient and medieval philosophy, Islamic philosophy, Graeco-Arabic studies; philosophers, orientalists, as well as classical philologists.
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