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Second will come some discussion of particular passages where the differences look more substantive and 20 As so divided the Greek hardly makes sense.

As for the EE reading, the two things to discuss are perhaps a reference back to the list at the very beginning, which was about voluntariness on the part both of being wronged and of wronging. However, if that stemma is in need of any adjustment,16 then the extensive collations given by Ashburner in his articles contain some of the erhica needed to carry it out. The listing reflects his sense of their worth. Since Kb and the EE mss.

First will come some general comments about the nature of the stylistic differences to be found between the EE tradition and the EN tradition and what, if anything, these stylistic differences tell us about the former tradition in contrast with the latter.

The Great Ethics of Aristotle. And is it all this way or all that way, as also wrong doing is all voluntary, or is some voluntary and some involuntary? So it would interest a philosophical audience but not, or not necessarily, an audience of legislators. But why the shift from constitutions to virtue in EE and not in EN?

Log In Sign Up. But the readings, whether scribal error or not, do have a certain sense in the context. So if a contrast is still preserved, though changed, what is the reason and point of the change?

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But EN, euxemia EE, then descends back into politics In the EN version the gods cannot have too much and the bad cannot have too little. The sense must be analogous, that these things are in themselves and by eudsmia among things preferable but not among things preferable in themselves. Request removal from index. Note then a further passage in the same context, at b2, which in both EN and EE versions reads: So we have two different readings, both of which make sense, but one is found only in EE mss.


Philosophers are precisely theoretically and not just practically inclined, while legislators, the presumed audience of EN, would not have this theoretical interest, or not qua legislators. Eudemische Ethik Darmstadt, But it says nothing, or nothing expressly, about the relation of the involuntariness of being wronged to the involuntariness or voluntariness of wronging.

Remember me on this computer. In the EE version, by contrast, the sense is different. The Eudemian Ethics is less well-known than Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethicsand when scholars refer simply to the Ethics of Aristotle, the latter is generally intended. EN moves from saying honor and the like are preferable in themselves, to saying they are not naturally preferable but in between, to saying they are noble and good. Murphy, am I myself much indebted for his drawing to my attention an article published in by Walter Ashburner, 2 who had uncovered this fact about four EE mss.

Certainly this answer resolves all the questions in the EN list, for that list is about whether being wronged is voluntary or involuntary and whether as always one of them or as sometimes one and sometimes the other.

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The up and down look to reflect the up and down nature of the political or practical life that it is happy and virtuous and noble, but secondarily so, EN book Nevertheless legislators can still rightly regard them as preferable in themselves in the context of legislation, and so in the context of EN, where the political life is a happy life, though a secondary one EN But the EE version expressly talks about being harmed by someone doing wrong and not just, as in the EN version, by someone doing a harm voluntarily.

In addition some are hardly extensive or consistent enough to be independently significant: Although the two works cover much the same ground, the Nicomachean Ethics is better known; the poor manuscript tradition of the Eudemian Ethics has made correct translation and interpretation of the text extremely difficult.

The Eudemian Ethics Greek: EN, we may say, sticks to the legislative ekdemia while EE goes beyond it. But how must these words be taken in EE since EE has said in its first passage that these goods are not preferable in themselves?


Skip to main content. Science Eudeia and Mathematics. What are the theoretical options if wronging and being wronged are taken together? They would seem to be the semi-divine philosophers of EE 8.

No keywords specified fix it. They are beyond the point where failures to rectify eidemia will cause political problems. Book VII is concerning friendship, discussed in greater length and eudemla in the Nicomachean Ethics than it is here. So is the equitable man not a case of someone who wrongs himself? There are many regimes or constitutions, both good and bad, but only one is by nature everywhere the best presumably the total kingship of the divinely virtuous man.

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Simpson – – Classical Quarterly 63 2: But again the change could be deliberate, and if so it is worth asking what the ethuca sense would be. This result is confirmed by two related passages in the same overall context. In the EN version, by contrast, the meaning is that the political just is both natural and legal. For something can be ethcia among things preferable but not itself naturally ehica it is one thing to be by nature in a certain class and another for that class to be itself natural.

Only in the third case do questions of justice arise, for only in this case can there be a too much or a too little that must be reduced to the mean by justice.

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The case is raised in effect in the later discussion of a judge who makes a wrong award ba4: Still it is clear after reflection. Walzer, who was aided in the revision by his former pupil Mrs Jean Mingay, who continued his work after his death in Sign in to use this feature.

In EN he ends this excursus with the best regime and in EE with supreme virtue. Is being wronged either all voluntary or efhica involuntary, as all wronging is voluntary?