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Aristotle and the Virtues

Howard J. Curzer


Aristotle is the father of virtue ethics, and virtue ethics is hot. Yet Aristotle’s accounts of the individual virtues remain opaque, for most contemporary commentators of Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics have focused upon other matters. By contrast, this book takes Aristotle’s detailed description of the individual virtues to be central to his ethical theory. Working through the Nicomachean Ethics virtue by virtue, explaining and generally defending Aristotle’s claims, the book brings each of Aristotle’s virtues alive. A new Aristotle emerges, an Aristotle fascinated by the details of the indiv ... More

Keywords: Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, virtue ethics, virtue, ethics, justice, friendship, moral development, happiness

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199693726
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693726.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Howard J. Curzer, author
Texas Tech University