Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, said to be dedicated to Aristotle's son, Nicomachus, is widely regarded as one of the most important works in the history of Western philosophy. Addressing the question of how men should best live, Aristotle's treatise is not a mere philosophical meditation on the subject, but a practical examination that aims to provide a guide for living out its recommendations. The result is a deep inquiry into the nature and means of attaining happiness, which Aristotle defines as consisting not merely of pleasure or an emotional state, but of a virtuous and morally led life. This edition is the translation by W. D. Ross.
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Important, If Dry
I occasionally enjoyed Aristotle's winding progression of ideas. However, many of his arguments seemed to rest on shaky foundations, such as "it's what people generally think, so it must be true." His presentation of his arguments was also very dry.
Aristotle's Politics (partially because I have to read it for class)
Monotonous, Steady, Suitable
Goodness, no. It would never work as a movie.
I enjoy Plato as a Greek political philosopher much more. The Republic is infinitely more entertaining and intriguing. Aristotle is important too, though - especially his discussion of virtue as moderation.