The Virtues of Aristotle by D. S. Hutchinson newly listed for sale on the wonderful BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1986, Hardback in dust wrapper.
From the cover: What is a virtue? This book is the first rigorous exposition of the best answer to this important question. Both moral philosophers and philosophical psychologists need to address the question, and the best answer so far given is that of Aristotle. The elements of Aristotles doctrine of virtue are scattered throughout his writings, and in this scholarly book the author reconstructs Aristotles complex and comprehensive doctrine.
In the process of doing this, Hutchinson directs new light on Aristotles views about choice, character, the emotions, and the role of pleasure and pain in virtue and vice. The celebrated function (ergon) argument is dissected, and demonstrated to be successful. Aristotles doctrine of virtue is related to his metaphysics and to his doctrine of categories.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little tanned, unevenly and heavier in places. Previous owners’ inscription to the first blank with tanning to first and last. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise.
Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [IX] 139 pages. Index. Bibliography. 8¾” x 5½”.