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Aristotle: A Guide for the Perplexed
     

Aristotle: A Guide for the Perplexed

by John Vella
 

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Continuum's Guides for the Perplexed are clear, concise and accessible introductions to thinkers, writers and subjects that students and readers can find especially challenging. Concentrating specifically on what it is that makes the subject difficult to grasp, these books explain and explore key themes and ideas, guiding the reader towards a thorough understanding

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Continuum's Guides for the Perplexed are clear, concise and accessible introductions to thinkers, writers and subjects that students and readers can find especially challenging. Concentrating specifically on what it is that makes the subject difficult to grasp, these books explain and explore key themes and ideas, guiding the reader towards a thorough understanding of demanding material.

For more than a millennium, Aristotle was regarded as the foremost authority in the western world on nearly every subject. His corpus spans a daunting array of subjects and he made significant contributions to every known field of inquiry in the ancient world. Every student of philosophy will encounter his work and ideas in any number of areas of philosophy.

In Aristotle: A Guide for the Perplexed, John Vella explores the historical, philosophical and political context in which Aristotle's theories evolved. The book offers a clear and thorough account of the work and thought of this key thinker, providing an outline of his central ideas and the ways in which they have influenced the history of western philosophy. Thematically structured, the book considers all Aristotle's key works and is geared towards the specific requirements of students who need to reach a sound understanding of his theories and ideas. The book serves as an ideal companion to study of this most influential and challenging of thinkers.

About the Author:
John A. Vella taught philosophy at the University of San Diego and the University of California at San Diego, USA, where he led an advanced course in Aristotle. He currently teaches at Loyola High School of Los Angeles, USA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826497086
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
05/15/2008
Series:
Guides for the Perplexed Series
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
946,416
Product dimensions:
5.49(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.53(d)

Meet the Author

John Vella taught philosophy at the University of San Diego and the University of California at San Diego, where he led an advanced course in Aristotle. He currently teaches at Loyola High School of Los Angeles.

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