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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (109 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Aristotle Narrator: Jim Killavey Publisher: Jimcin Recordings Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2007 ISBN:
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Ethics, also know as The Nicomachean Ethics after its first editor, Aristotle's son Nicomachus, begins with these words: Every art and every inquiry...every action and pursuit, is thought to aim at some good.

The book is one of the most influential ethical treatises of all time. Written in 350 BC, it identifies happiness as life's goal. How do we achieve this goal? Not through the satisfactions that come from pleasure, wealth, or fame. According to Aristotle, the true path to happiness lies in contemplation of philosophic truth. This is the only action through which humans can exercise their distinctively unique trait: the ability to reason. Begin your own search for ultimate truth by listening to the complete text of this monumental work of Western philosophy.

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Maya | 4/16/2013

    " Check out my review on my website: Ethics: A Very Short Introduction "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Frank Spencer | 3/14/2012

    " It's the owner's manual for your decision making process. You can get ideas from this book about how to decide what is right to do. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zachariah | 8/20/2011

    " Good for what it is. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Huma | 5/30/2011

    " I had to read this like four times during college and high school. Did not really care for it after having to keep revisiting it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacob | 5/16/2011

    " As with the Republic, I did not understand or appreciate this as much as I should have in Ancient Political Thought. It will need a reread in the near future. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 2/20/2011

    " Well, of course it's brilliant--it's Aristotle. That said, it brings up some interesting questions as far as intention goes, and I dare say that it sheds both light and shadows on Ari's influence on modern Virtue Ethics. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Willem | 1/16/2011

    " Amazing investigation about what it means to have the best possible life. I'm glad I did last semester's course. After having read the Ethics two times before by myself it now came alive in full bloom. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 1/9/2011

    " This book is a must for anyone interested in philosophy and particularly ethics. This should be the starting point for any study of virtue ethics. It's important to find a good translation. My favorite is the David Ross translation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Miquixote | 12/16/2010

    " The Golden Mean, the highest form of happiness, amongst many other foods for thought. Not your typical boring passé philosophy book. Many of his ideas still apply. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 9/13/2010

    " I really should read this again. I hear it's fantastic, and I feel like I missed a lot of it, given that it was a rush-rush school assignment. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Solady | 9/8/2010

    " The kind of book that you need to read and read again, and after a while you find it filled with stick notes.
    You need to be in the right mood to read this book. "

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Author Aristotle

Aristotle (384–322 BC) was a Greek philosopher, scientist, and physician. As a young man, he became a student under Plato in Athens. In 342, he became the tutor of young Alexander the Great in Macedonia. After that, Aristotle returned to Athens to establish his own school and research institute, the Lyceum. His writings have profoundly affected the whole course of philosophy, from ancient times to the present.