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Spring 2016 - Aristotle, NE X

Week 1: 1172a19-b8 - Introduction and some thoughts about method

Week 2: 1172b9-1173a15 - Things said about pleasure: Eudoxus' hedonism

Week 3: 1173a15-1174a12 - Things said about pleasure: criticism of Academic anti-hedonism

Week 4: 1174a13-1175a21 - A fresh start: towards Aristotle's theory of pleasure

Week 5: 1175a21-1176a29 - Kinds of pleasure and their value

Week 6: 1176a30-1177a11 - Pleasure and leisure

Week 7: 1177a12-1178a8 - The happiest life

Week 8: 1178a9-1179a32 - The secondarily happiest life vis-à-vis the happiest

Week 9: 1179a33-1180b7 (up to phusei) - Law and paideia

Week 10: 1180b7-1181b24 - Lawgiving and paideia

 

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