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Aristotle's Dialogue with SocratesOn the "Nicomachean Ethics"

Aristotle's Dialogue with Socrates: On the "Nicomachean Ethics"

Ronna Burger

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226080505
eISBN:
9780226080543
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226080543.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

What is the good life for a human being? Aristotle's exploration of this question in the Nicomachean Ethics has established it as a founding work of Western philosophy, though its teachings have long ... More

Aristotle's PoliticsLiving Well and Living Together

Aristotle's Politics: Living Well and Living Together

Eugene Garver

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226284026
eISBN:
9780226284040
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226284040.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

“Man is a political animal,” Aristotle asserts near the beginning of the Politics. In this reading of one of the foundational texts of political philosophy, this book traces the surprising ... More

Confronting Aristotle's EthicsAncient and Modern Morality

Confronting Aristotle's Ethics: Ancient and Modern Morality

Eugene Garver

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226283982
eISBN:
9780226284019
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226284019.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

What is the good life? Posing this question today would likely elicit very different answers. Some might say that the good life means doing good—improving one's community and the lives of others. ... More

The Female in Aristotle's BiologyReason or Rationalization

The Female in Aristotle's Biology: Reason or Rationalization

Robert Mayhew

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226512006
eISBN:
9780226512020
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226512020.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

While Aristotle's writings on biology are considered to be among his best, the comments he makes about females in these works are widely regarded as the nadir of his philosophical oeuvre. Among many ... More

Stoicism & Emotion

Stoicism & Emotion

Margaret R. Graver

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226305578
eISBN:
9780226305202
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226305202.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

On the surface, stoicism and emotion seem like contradictory terms. Yet the Stoic philosophers of ancient Greece and Rome were deeply interested in the emotions, which they understood as complex ... More

Virtue Is KnowledgeThe Moral Foundations of Socratic Political Philosophy

Virtue Is Knowledge: The Moral Foundations of Socratic Political Philosophy

Lorraine Smith Pangle

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226136547
eISBN:
9780226136684
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226136684.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This book explores the famous Socratic paradox, or claim that virtue is knowledge, in five dialogues in which that claim is most fully elaborated, the Apology, Gorgias, Meno, Protagoras, and Laws. ... More

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