"Where does happiness lie?" "What is the best life?" Aristotle ponders these abiding questions in his Nicomachean Ethics - a work which has profoundly influenced Western thinking on ethical matters. A book of apparent obviousness, the Ethics possesses a depth and complexity that readers at first may miss. In his study, "In Pursuit of the Good", Salem guides and deepens our understanding of Aristotle's masterpiece, thus helping us to decide what the good life should really be.
Eric Salem has been teaching at St. John's College in Annapolis since 1990. He has collaborated with Peter Kalkavage and Eva Brann on translations of Plato's Sophist and Phaedo. They are currently working on the Statesman.