Overview - Nicomachean Ethics book 1

In this section of the course, we examine book 1 of the Nicomachean Ethics.

We begin the study of the work by discussing the nature of human happiness. Aristotle considers a number of different common views, as well as some problems, associated with the topic. In the course of examining that issue, he also explores the relationship between ends, means, and activities, criticizes the Platonic conception of the good, and clarifies the possibility of attaining precision in the field of ethics.

You'll find a number of resources in this section designed to help you as you study Aristotle's text. These include:

  • 4 Lesson Pages
  • 8 Lecture Videos
  • 2 Handouts

You'll also find one Worksheet, Questions for Reflection, a Discussion Forum, and a Quiz that you can use as aids for deepening your understanding of the topics.

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