Aristotle

Aristotle

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by Jonathan Barnes
     
 

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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… See more details below

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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.

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"A short, sweet, and selective commentary and analysis of Aristotle's works and ideas. A fine adjunct to the reading of the translated texts. A highly recommended aid to the student meeting Aristotle ab initio. Boy, what a book!"--Steven C. Fleishman, University of Maryland

"No other work on Aristotle accomplishes so much in such brief compass; its author's care for and knowledge of Aristotle's achievements are evident on every page."--Tom Cunningham, Grand Valley State College

"One of the finest critical introductions to Aristotle ever written. Clear, concise, and intelligible."--Religious Studies Review

"As an introduction to Aristotle, I find Barnes' book ideal....his book presents the basics in an understandable manner for beginners."--Rose Maries Surwilo, College of St. Francis

"There is something here for everyone with a nose for philosophy and its history...Barnes has provided a description which does justice to the grandeur and breadth of its subject."--Sarah Waterlow, Times Literary Supplement

Religious Studies Review
One of the finest critical introductions to Aristotle ever written. Clear, concise, and intelligible.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192875815
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/31/1983
Series:
Past Masters Series
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
5.06(w) x 7.69(h) x 0.30(d)

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Steven C. Fleishman
A short, sweet, and selective commentary and analysis of Aristotle's works and ideas. A fine adjunct to the reading of the translated texts. A highly recommended aid to the student meeting Aristotle ab initio. Boy, what a book!
—(Steven C. Fleishman, University of Maryland)
Tom Cunningham
No other work on Aristotle accomplishes so much in such brief compass; its author's care for and knowledge of Aristotle's achievements are evident on every page.
—(Tom Cunningham, Grand Valley State College)
Rose Maries Surwilo
As an introduction to Aristotle, I find Barnes' book ideal....his book presents the basics in an understandable manner for beginners.
—(Rose Maries Surwilo, College of St. Francis)

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