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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 historical period but additionally within the medieval interval and past. during this e-book, Anthony Celano explores how medieval authors recast Aristotle's Ethics based on their very own ethical beliefs. He argues that the ethical commonplace for the Ethics is a human one, that is dependent upon the moral culture and the easiest practices of a given society. within the heart a long time, this human normal was once changed via person who is universally appropriate, seeing that its origin is everlasting immutable divine legislation. Celano resolves the conflicting money owed of happiness in Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, demonstrates the significance of the advantage of phronesis (practical wisdom), and exhibits how the medieval view of ethical reasoning alters Aristotle's thought of ethical wisdom.

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