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  • adj. Of or pertaining to Nicomachus (son of Aristotle).


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  • Ethics "he commented on while at Oxford, and in the lasts years of his life he was occupied with a translation of the" Nicomachean ".

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 7: Gregory XII-Infallability

  • So it would seem that for someone interested in reading the Summa, it would be beneficial to first read Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, and perhaps also On The Soul, Metaphysics, Rhetoric, Physics, and Politics.

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  • That term crops up cheerfully in the works of Aristotle (the Physics, 207a: 21, and the Nicomachean Ethics, 1153b: 16) and in Plato, specifically in the late dialogue Philebus (67a) in which Socrates speculates on the nature of the relationship between pleasure and knowledge, in my view the perfect combination.

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  • Aristotle suggests in the "Nicomachean Ethics" that the influence runs the other way.

    Why We're Going Back to Single-Sex Dorms

  • Anyone who has read Plato's "Republic" or Aristotle's "Nicomachean Ethics" knows that philosophers have argued for millennia that human beings have the capacity to reason, but not that human beings dependably behave according to reason; for those are two different assertions.

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  • In the Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle discusses how the best form of friendship involves a relationship between equals—one in which a genuinely reciprocal relationship is possible.


  • Even an intellect as powerful as Aristotle could argue quite cogently for the slave state being natural to some Book VII of "Nicomachean Ethics".

    Matt J. Rossano: The Christian Revolution

  • Note 180: Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, 2.6 (I.V. #205 – 8). back

    Architecture and Memory: The Renaissance Studioli of Federico da Montefeltro

  • And it turns out that Aristotle was right when he wrote in The Nicomachean Ethics that friends are the glue that binds cities together.

    Both Heaven and Hell Are Other People « Gerry Canavan

  • Aristotle said it well in the Nicomachean Ethics, Book III: "We must not expect more precision than the subject-matter admits."

    Tom Gerety: Aristotle and the Minnesota Senate Seat


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