Complete Yourself

Aristotle on Personal Excellence

by Peter Saint-Andre

Although Aristotle's views on human flourishing are very deep and thus can be hard to understand, much of that difficulty stems from poor translations of his key concepts and from a short-sighted focus on his Nicomachean Ethics without considering his writings on nature, animals, human beings, communities, knowledge, emotion, education, or even his Eudemian Ethics. This brief epitome will be a friendly guide to his conception of the good life.

As I work through Aristotle by re-reading his writings (along with some of the secondary literature), making notes, and newly translating key passages into English, I'm occasionally posting snapshots of my research:

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