Enduringly profound treatise, whose lasting effect on Western philosophy continues to resonate. Aristotle identifies the goal of life as happiness and discusses its attainment through the contemplation of philosophic truth.
PrefaceChronologyIntroductionFurther readingA note on the textSynopsisBk. IThe object of life3Bk. IIMoral goodness31Bk. IIIMoral responsibility : two virtues50Bk. IVOther moral virtues82Bk. VJustice112Bk. VIIntellectual virtues144Bk. VIIContinence and incontinence : the nature of pleasure167Bk. VIIIThe kinds of friendship200Bk. IXThe grounds of friendship228Bk. XPleasure and the life of happiness254App. 1Table of virtues and vices285App. 2Pythagoreanism287App. 3The sophists and Socrates289App. 4Plato's theory of forms292App. 5The categories295App. 6Substance and change296App. 7Nature and theology300App. 8The practical syllogism302App. 9Pleasure and process303App. 10Liturgies305App. 11Aristotle in the middle ages306Glossary of Greek words310Index of names313Subject index316