The Nicomachean Ethics

Aristotle (384 BCE - 322 BCE)
Translated by Thomas Taylor (1758 - 1835)

The work consists of ten books, originally separate scrolls, and is understood to be based on notes said to be from his lectures at the Lyceum which were either edited by or dedicated to Aristotle's son, Nicomachus. In many ways this work parallels the similar Eudemian Ethics, which has only eight books, and the two works can be fruitfully compared. Books V, VI, and VII of the Nicomachean Ethics are identical to Books IV, V, and VI of the Eudemian Ethics. Opinions about the relationship between the two works, for example which was written first, and which originally contained the three common books, is divided. Aristotle describes his ethical work as being different from his other kinds of study, because it is not just for the sake of contemplating what things are, but rather to actually become good ourselves. It is therefore practical rather than theoretical in the original Aristotelian senses of these terms. (Summary from Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Classics (Greek & Latin Antiquity), Philosophy, Ancient

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - Book I Geoffrey Edwards
Play 02 02 - Book II Geoffrey Edwards
Play 03 03 - Book III Geoffrey Edwards
Play 04 04 - Book IV Geoffrey Edwards
Play 05 05 - Book V Geoffrey Edwards
Play 06 06 - Book VI Geoffrey Edwards
Play 07 07 - Book VII Geoffrey Edwards
Play 08 08 - Book VIII Geoffrey Edwards
Play 09 09 - Book IX Geoffrey Edwards
Play 10 10 - Book X Geoffrey Edwards