Aristotle the Philosopher

Paperback | June 1, 1994

byJ. L. Ackrill

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Aristotle is widely regarded as the greatest of all philosophers; indeed, he is traditionally referred to simply as `the philosopher'. Today, after more than two millennia, his arguments and ideas continue to stimulate philosophers and provoke them to controversy. In this book J.L. Ackrillconveys the force and excitement of Aristotle's philosophical investigations, thereby showing why contemporary philosophers still draw from him and return to him. He quotes extensively from Aristotle's works in his own notably clear English translation, and a picture emerges of a lucid, lively,subtle and tough-minded thinker of astonishing range and penetration. Professor Ackrill identifies many striking connections between Aristotle's ideas and ideas in recent philosophy; he also raises philosophical questions of his own, and exemplifies the way in which Aristotle can still be arguedwith and learned from.

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Aristotle is widely regarded as the greatest of all philosophers; indeed, he is traditionally referred to simply as `the philosopher'. Today, after more than two millennia, his arguments and ideas continue to stimulate philosophers and provoke them to controversy. In this book J.L. Ackrillconveys the force and excitement of Aristotle...

J. L. Ackrill is at Brasenose College, Oxford.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:250 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.39 inPublished:June 1, 1994Publisher:Oxford University Press

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'An excellent little book. One cannot sufficiently recommend this book as an up-to-date fascinating introduction to Aristotle, clearly presented and accessible to the non-specialist. Even for the specialist, although its content will be known to him, this brief volume gives an interesting and,above all, refreshing presentation.Philosophical Studies