Aristotle: A Very Short Introduction: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback | October 1, 2000

byJonathan Barnes

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The influence of Aristotle, the prince of philosophers, on the intellectual history of the West is second to none. In this book Jonathan Barnes examines Aristotle's scientific researches, his discoveries in logic and his metaphysical theories, his work in psychology and in ethics andpolitics, and his ideas about art and poetry, placing his teachings in their historical context.

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The influence of Aristotle, the prince of philosophers, on the intellectual history of the West is second to none. In this book Jonathan Barnes examines Aristotle's scientific researches, his discoveries in logic and his metaphysical theories, his work in psychology and in ethics andpolitics, and his ideas about art and poetry, placin...

Jonathan Barnes is Professor of Ancient Philosophy at the University of Geneva. He has edited the Revised Oxford Translation of Aristotle, and he is the author of books and papers on Aristotle and other ancient luminaries.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 6.85 × 4.37 × 0.43 inPublished:October 1, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192854089

ISBN - 13:9780192854087

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Table of Contents

1. The man and his work; 2. A public figure; 3. Zoological researches; 4. Collecting facts; 5.The philosophical background; 6. The structure of the sciences; 7. Logic; 8. Knowledge; 9. Iegal and achievement; 10. Reality; 11.Change; 12 Causes; 13. Empiricism; 14. Aristotle's world-picture; 15.Psychology; 16. Evidence; 17. Teleology; 18. Practical philosophy; 19. The arts; 20. Afterlife; Chronological table; Further reading; References; Index

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"A short, sweet, and selective commentary and analysis of Aristotle's works and ideas. A fine adjunct to the reading of the translated texts. A highly recommended aid to the student meeting Aristotle ab initio. Boy, what a book!"--Steven C. Fleishman, University of Maryland "No other work on Aristotle accomplishes so much in such brief compass; its author's care for and knowledge of Aristotle's achievements are evident on every page."--Tom Cunningham, Grand Valley State College "One of the finest critical introductions to Aristotle ever written. Clear, concise, and intelligible."--Religious Studies Review "As an introduction to Aristotle, I find Barnes' book ideal....his book presents the basics in an understandable manner for beginners."--Rose Maries Surwilo, College of St. Francis "There is something here for everyone with a nose for philosophy and its history...Barnes has provided a description which does justice to the grandeur and breadth of its subject."--Sarah Waterlow, Times Literary Supplement