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By Anthony J. Celano

Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics had a profound impression on generations of later philosophers, not just within the old period but additionally within the medieval interval and past. during this booklet, Anthony Celano explores how medieval authors recast Aristotle's Ethics in accordance with their very own ethical beliefs. He argues that the ethical normal for the Ethics is a human one, that is established upon the moral culture and the simplest practices of a given society. within the heart a long time, this human ordinary was once changed by way of person who is universally appropriate, due to the fact that its beginning is everlasting immutable divine legislations. Celano resolves the conflicting money owed of happiness in Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, demonstrates the significance of the advantage of phronesis (practical wisdom), and indicates how the medieval view of ethical reasoning alters Aristotle's inspiration of ethical wisdom.

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