Aristotle by Galileo

Aristotle 384–322 B.C. Athens and Mytilene 

Encyclopedia Entries

Aristotle Oxford Companion to Philosophy
Aristotle Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Aristotle Encyclopedia Britannica
Aristotle Encarta
Aristotle Ency. of the Renaissance
Aristotle Catholic Encyclopedia (1913)

  Columbia Encyclopedia

Aristotle's Ethics Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Aristotle's Ethics Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy


Questions of Virtue and Seeking the Good

What makes a human life good -- what makes it worth living and what must we do, not just merely to live, but to live well?

Assigned Reading

Nichomachean Ethics

Stanford Encyclopedia of  Philosophy-  Aristotle's Ethics


Ziniewicz on Aristotle: Nichomachean Ethics

Nicomachean Ethics I-II Commentary by Paula Gottlieb

"Moral Knowledge and the Acquisition of Virtue in Aristotle's Nicomachean and Eudemian Ethics." 
The Review of Metaphysics
54; 3: 500-53, by Alex John London (Download PDF)

Notes on language

Other Writings

Eudemian Ethics (Greek and English) from Perseus Project

Physics  from

Poetics  from

Politics  from

Rhetoric  from

Virtues and Vices. from Perseus Project


Geographical and Historical Situation

Biography  from Bjorn's Guide to Philosophy

Recommended Books

Peters, F. E. Greek Philosophical Terms: A Historical Lexicon. New York University, 1967.

General works on Aristotle include

Works specifically on his ethics include

Two excellent anthologies of articles on Aristotle’s ethics are

One of the most fascinating treatments of Aristotle’s ethics is to be found in

For a perceptive discussion and evaluation of Aristotle’s ethics in light of current work in feminist ethics, see

Contemporary Virtue Theory

Several reviews of the recent literature are noteworthy:

 For an insightful analysis into historical views of virtue, see

Other collections of contemporary articles on virtues and vices include

On the more popular front, see

For a utilitarian approach to virtue, see John Kilcullen, "Utilitarianism and Virtue," Ethics, Vol. 93, No. 3 (April, 1983), pp. 451-66.