||Oxford University Press UK
||1st January 2001
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'David Bostock's study succeeds admirably in keeping the text in view from both angles: as a fairly idiosyncratic diagnosis of the intimations of a specific and often formidably distant culture, but also as a vigourous, sustained and illuminating piece of consecutive thinking, which protrudes imperiously into the most pressing puzzles and arguments of our day. ...it guides the student through Aristotle's main themes and arguments, sometimes to dismiss them abruptly, but never without first taking the trouble to grasp them accurately.... Bostock's thoughtful, patient, decorous, deft and very Oxonian book would be the most instructive of companions' -John Dunn, professor of political theory, University of Cambridge
'helpful and original discussions of particular passages' MindDavid Bostock presents a fresh critical introduction to one of the great classics of moral philosophy; Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics. Guiding the reader through the main themes of the work: the good for man, virtues of character and intellect, justice, responsibility, self-control, friendship, and pleasure, Bostock provides an engaging study of Aristotle's ideas and arguments as living philosophy.