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Aristotle on the perfect life

Author: Anthony Kenny
Publisher: Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1992.
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Aristotle's teaching on the subject of happiness has been a topic of intense philosophical debate in recent years. Did he hold that happiness consists in the exercise of all the virtues, moral and intellectual, or that supreme happiness is to be found only in the practice of philosophical contemplation? The question is vital to the relevance of his ethics today. Anthony Kenny helped to set the terms of the debate a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Kenny, Anthony, 1931-
Aristotle on the perfect life.
Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1992
(OCoLC)654282492
Named Person: Aristotle.; Aristotle; Aristote.; Aristotle.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Kenny
ISBN: 0198240171 9780198240174
OCLC Number: 25316609
Description: viii, 173 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Ends of life --
Perfection and happiness --
Happiness and self-sufficiency --
Friendship and self-love --
Fortune and virtue --
Moral luck --
Contemplation and service of God --
Theology, science, and contemplation.
Responsibility: Anthony Kenny.
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An authoritative exposition of Aristotle's teaching on the subject of happiness, which is of vital importance to the question of the relevance of his ethics today. Kenny helped to set the terms of  Read more...

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