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- DescriptionThis is the first book in modern times that makes sense of the Nicomachean Ethics in its entirety as an interesting philosophical argument, rather than as a compilation of relatively independent essays. In Taking Life Seriously Francis Sparshott expounds Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics as a single continuous argument, a chain of reasoned exposition on the problems of human life. He guides the reader through the whole text passage by passage, showing how every part of it makes sense in the light of what has gone before, as well as indicating problems in Aristotle's argument. No kwledge of Greek is required. When the argument does depend on the precise wording of the Greek text, translations and explanatory tes are provided, and there is a glossary of Greek terms. Sparshott offers insightful and useful criticism, making Taking Life Seriously the best available companion to a first reading of the Ethics.
- Author BiographyFrancis E. Sparshott (1926-2015) was University Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto. He is the author of numerous books of poetry and philosophy including A Measured Pace: Toward a Philosophical Understanding of the Arts of Dance.
- Author(s)Francis Edward Sparshott
- PublisherUniversity of Toronto Press
- Date of Publication26/04/1996
- Series TitleToronto Studies in Philosophy
- Place of PublicationToronto
- Country of PublicationCanada
- ImprintUniversity of Toronto Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight720 g
- Width153 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine33 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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