The Oxford Handbook of Aristotle by Christopher ShieldsThe Oxford Handbook of Aristotle by Christopher Shields

The Oxford Handbook of Aristotle

EditorChristopher Shields

Paperback | May 15, 2015

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The Oxford Handbook of Aristotle reflects the lively international character of Aristotelian studies, drawing contributors from the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy, Canada, and Japan; it also, appropriately, includes a preponderance of authors from theUniversity of Oxford, which has been a center of Aristotelian studies for many centuries. The volume equally reflects the broad range of activity Aristotelian studies comprise today: such activity ranges from the primarily textual and philological to the application of broadly Aristotelian themes tocontemporary problems irrespective of their narrow textual fidelity. In between these extremes one finds the core of Aristotelian scholarship as it is practiced today, and as it is primarily represented in this Handbook: textual exegesis and criticism. Even within this more limited core activity,one witnesses a rich range of pursuits, with some scholars seeking primarily to understand Aristotle in his own philosophical milieu and others seeking rather to place him into direct conversation with contemporary philosophers and their present-day concerns. No one of these enterprises exhausts thefield. On the contrary, one of the most welcome and enlivening features of the contemporary Aristotelian scene is precisely the cross-fertilization these mutually beneficial and complementary activities offer one another. The volume, prefaced with an introduction to Aristotle's life and works by the editor, covers the main areas of Aristotelian philosophy and intellectual enquiry: ethics, metaphysics, politics, logic, language, psychology, rhetoric, poetics, theology, physical and biological investigation, andphilosophical method. It also, and distinctively, looks both backwards and forwards: two chapters recount Aristotle's treatment of earlier philosophers, who proved formative to his own orientations and methods, and another three chapters chart the long afterlife of Aristotle's philosophy, in LateAntiquity, in the Islamic World, and in the Latin West.
Christopher Shields is George N. Shuster Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. He is the author of Order in Multiplicity: Homonymy in the Philosophy of Aristotle, Classical Philosophy: A Contemporary Introduction, Aristotle, Ancient Philosophy: A Contemporary Introduction, and, with Robert Pasnau, The Philosophy of T...
Title:The Oxford Handbook of AristotleFormat:PaperbackDimensions:732 pages, 9.61 × 6.61 × 1.61 inPublished:May 15, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

PrefaceNotes on the ContributorsList of Aristotle's WorksI. Aristotle's Philosophical Milieu1. Christopher Shields: Aristotle's Philosophical Life and Writings2. Edward Hussey: Aristotle on Earlier Natural Science3. Robert Bolton: Science and Scientific Inquiry in Aristotle: a Platonic ProvenanceII. The Framework of Philosophy: Tools and Methods4. Paul Studtmann: Aristotle's Categorial Scheme5. Hermann Weidemann: De Interpretatione6. Paolo Crivelli: Aristotle's Logic7. C. D. C. Reeve: Aristotle's Philosophical Method8. Kei Chiba: Aristotle on Heuristic Enquiry and Demonstration of What It IsIII. Explanation and Nature9. S. Marc Cohen: Alteration and Persistence: Form and Matter in the Physics and De Generatione et Corruptione10. David Charles: Teleology11. Ursula Coope: Aristotle on the Infinite12. James Lennox: The Complexity of Aristotle's Study of Animals13. Fred D. Miller, Jr.: Aristotle on the Separability of MindIV. Being and Beings14. Christopher Shields: Being qua Being15. Michael Loux: Substances, Coincidentals, and Aristotle's Constituent Ontology16. Stephen Makin: Actuality and Potentiality17. Stephen Menn: Aristotle's Theology18. David Bostock: Aristotle's Philosophy of MathematicsV. Ethics and Politics19. Terence Irwin: Conceptions of Happiness20. Richard Kraut: Aristotle on Becoming Good: Habituation, Reflection, and Perception21. Pierre Pellegrin: Aristotle's PoliticsVI. Rhetoric and the Arts22. Christof Rapp: Aristotle on the Moral Psychology of Persuasion23. Annamaria Schiaparelli and Paolo Crivelli: Aristotle on PoetryVII. After Aristotle24. Richard Sorabji: Meaning: Ancient Comments on Five Lines of Aristotle25. Peter Adamson: Aristotle in the Arabic Commentary Tradition26. Robert Pasnau: The Latin AristotleBibliographyIndex LocorumIndex NominumSubject Index

Editorial Reviews

"A must-buy for libraries, this book brings together 25 of the world's top Aristotle scholars. Shields's editorial work is superb, and his own contributions are lucid. Highly recommended." --CHOICE