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Aristotle: A Very Short Introduction

ISBN : 9780192854087

Price(incl.tax): 
¥1,793
Author: 
Jonathan Barnes
Pages
176 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
114 x 173 mm
Pub date
Oct 2000
Series
Very Short Introductions

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  • The best introduction to Aristotle aimed at non-specialists
  • Jonathan Barnes is one of the best known scholars working in ancient philosophy
  • Takes account of Aristotle's later influence as well as his importance as a classical philosopher and scientist
  • Covers Aristotle's work in biology, logic, epistemology, psychology, metaphysics, ethics, and aesthetics

 
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 and politics, and his ideas about art and poetry, placing his teachings in their historical context. 

Index: 

Dedication
List of Illustrations
List of Maps

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. Ideal and Achievement
10. Reality
11. Change
12. Causes
13. Empiricism
14. Aristotle’s World-Picture
15. Psychology
16. Evidence and Theory
17. Teleology
18. Practical Philosophy
19. The Arts
20. Afterlife
References
Chronological Table
Further Reading
Index

About the author: 

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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