One Swallow Does Not Make a Summer
A selection of writings on how to achieve a more ethical society and way of life, from one of Ancient history's most celebrated thinkers
How can one live well in the world? What does it mean to be happy? In this selection from The Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle probes the nature of happiness and virtue in a quest to divine an ethical value system. Exploring ideas of community, responsibility, courage, friendship, agency, reasoning, desire and pleasure, these are some of the most profound and lasting ancient writings on the self to have influenced Western thought.