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Moody
Friday, November 24th, 2006, 04:48 PM
Aristotle was of Macedonian descent.
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Aristotle

Aristotle's Ethics

The Nicomachean Ethics is Aristotle's main text on ethics which is named after his son Nicomachus.

A lesser known and earlier text on ethics by Aristotle is called The Eudemian Ethics as it was edited by Eudemus, a student of Aristotle.

Aristotle's ethical outlook is very different to the generally Christian/liberal morality which now pervades Western culture.

Aristotle's ethical outlook is based on personal excellence and a sense of flourishing.
It was an essentially aristocratic and pagan outlook, grounded in the notion of character; and one which tended to look at the purpose and goal of actions, rather than at the supposed causes.

The classic works are linked below:

Nicomachean;

http://www.sparknotes.com/philosophy/ethics/

Eudemian;
http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cgi-bin/ptext?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.01.0050&query=toc&layout=&loc=1.1214a