This volume is the great work of moral philosophy by ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle, a companion to his Politics. This English translation, with an introduction by British philosopher John Alexander Smith, was first published in 1911.
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Classical and everlasting
Aristotles writing for me is a bit dry compared to Plato’s.
Nevertheless no wonder that is book has been a dominant effluence upon the western Ethical philosophy.
The reader can easily follow the development of the Ancient mind from Socrates’s Virtues and Ethical argument in Republic and Meno.
Aristotle has a more grounded thoughts and much deeper investigation on Virtues, Happiness, Friendships and ethics in General.
Which would make this book a masterpiece.
But for myself, i prefer Plato’s way to reciting the dialogues and writing method, which made his books more like a story, and less like a study text.