Aristotle: The Growth and Structure of his Thought / Edition 1

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Overview

Dr Lloyd writes for those who want to discover and explore Aristotle's work for themselves. He acts as mediator between Aristotle and the modern reader. The book is divided into two parts. The first tells the story of Aristotle's intellectual development as far as it can be reconstructed; the second presents the fundamentals of his thought in the main fields of inquiry which interested him: logic and metaphysics, physics, psychology, ethics, politics, and literary criticism. The final chapter considers the unity and coherence of Aristotle's philosophy, and records briefly his later influence on European thought. This is a concise and lucid account of the work of a difficult and profound thinker. Dr Lloyd's business is only with the essentials; but he does not shirk the difficulties which arise in their interpretation, nor does he invest Aristotle with a spurious modernity.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521094566
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/1968
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 340
  • Product dimensions: 4.84 (w) x 7.32 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Abbreviations; Part I. Intellectual Development: 1. Life and writings; 2. The pupil of Plato; 3. The critic of Plato; 4. The philosopher of nature; 5. The founder of systematic research; Part II. Fundamentals of Aristotle's Thought: 6. Logic and metaphysics; 7. The physics of the heavenly region; 8. The physics of the sublunary region; 9. Psychology; 10. Ethics; 11. Politics; 12. Literary criticism; 13. Conclusion; Suggestions for further reading; Glossary of Greek terms; Index of passages referred to; General index.

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