In A Companion to World Literature. Hoboken, New Jersey: Wiley-Blackwell (forthcoming)

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John Bowin
University of California, Santa Cruz
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Aristotle, though not the first Greek virtue ethicist, was the first to establish virtue ethics as a distinct philosophical discipline. His exposition of the subject in his Nicomachean Ethics set the terms of subsequent debate in the European and Arabic traditions by proposing a set of plausible assumptions from which virtue ethics should proceed. His conception of human well-being and virtue as well as his brand of ethical naturalism were influential from antiquity through the Middle Ages and continue to be influential today.
Keywords Aristotle  Virtue Ethics  summum bonum  eudaimonia  Stoicism  Aquinas  Alfarabi  Avicenna
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