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Overview

The Oxford Translation of Aristotle was originally published in 12 volumes between 1912 and 1954. It is universally recognized as the standard English version of Aristotle. This revised edition contains the substance of the original Translation, slightly emended in light of recent scholarship; three of the original versions have been replaced by new translations; and a new and enlarged selection of Fragments has been added. The aim of the translation remains the same: to make the surviving works of Aristotle readily accessible to English speaking readers.

This is a two volume complete Aristotle which is based on the Oxford edition but also drawing upon new scholarships and discoveries.

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Editorial Reviews

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"A splendid achievement."--Times Higher Education Supplement

"This new edition makes a landmark of scholarship available in a very usable form."--Library Journal

"It is hard to picture a more attractive presentation of a philosopher's work for study or reference."--ChristianCentury

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780691016511
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/1984
  • Series: Bollingen Series (General) Series
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 1256
  • Sales rank: 336,974
  • Product dimensions: 8.06 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 2.14 (d)

Table of Contents

Volume Two
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
NOTE TO THE READER
ON PLANTS**
ON MARVELLOUS THINGS HEARD**
MECHANICS**
PROBLEMS*
ON INDIVISIBLE LINES**
THE SITUATIONS AND NAMES OF WINDS**
ON MELISSUS, XENOPHANES, AND GORGIAS**
METAPHYSICS
NICOMACHEAN ETHICS
MAGNA MORALIA*
EUDEMIAN ETHICS
ON VIRTUES AND VICES**
POLITICS
ECONOMICS*
RHETORIC
RHETORIC TO ALEXANDER**
POETICS
CONSTITUTION OF ATHENS
FRAGMENTS
INDEX OF NAMES
GENERAL INDEX *and **: See the Note to the Reader

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2009

    good translation of aristotle

    This is a good translation of aristotle. It is printed on fine paper. Would have liked to see a little larger print size, but they must have been trying to squeeze so much into one volume! Very readable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2004

    INCREDIBLE.

    Vol. 2 begins with 'On Plants' not your typical biology lesson, but interesting nonetheless. Then there is 'On Marvellous Things Heard' where he talks about an insane man at the theater who, hallucinated entire plays, and when restored to his senses, considered the time he was insane as being the greatest time of his life (somewhat like how we feel about childhood when the disillusionment of adolescence strikes). Then, there is Mechanics, a short work that says in the beggining paragraph, 'Nature often operates contrary to human interest; for she always follows the same course without deviation, whereas human interest is always changing.' (a line that for some reason has always stuck with me every night I look at the stars and think of the day that has bygone). The next work in the volume is Problems, a lengthy and tedious work that Aristotle may not have written. Then after On Indivisible Lines, the goldmine of the Aristotlean opus comes. On Melissus, Xenophanes, and Gorgias, a short but extremely interesting work (especially for someone interested in classical metaphysics). Then, there is the work 'Metaphysics', which begins with the line, 'All men by nature desire to know.' (A truism? One would think, if experience did not teach us that men wish not to know so much the truth, but that which they want to believe). Metaphysics is one of Aristotle's best works, you will find a great summary of the views of his predecessors that you will not find, in say, Barthes' 'Early Greek Philosophy'. At the conclusion of book 14 of Metaphysics, you will come to the 'Nichomachean Ethics', probably the most read and celebrated (at least among undergraduates) of Aristotle's works. The Nichomachean and Eudemian Ethics are fine works. Although, the Eudemian and Magna Moralia can be a bit repetitious, except for a few views on friendship in the Eudemian, for example, these quotes are notable: '...the independent man neither needs useful people nor people to cheer him, nor society; his own society is enough for him...Therefore the man who lives the best life must have fewest friends, and they must always be becoming fewer, and he must show no eagerness for men to become his friends, but despise not merely the useful but even men desirable for society.' (Almost sounds like Schopenhauer at the end of the second volume of Parega.) After his ethical works, you come to Politics. This is an incredible work, in my opinion much better than anything a Hobbes or Rawls has written, a classic in Politics that will forever be read and remembered (a famous line from this work is, '...they should rule who are able to rule best.') After Politics one comes to Economics, a work on managing one's household, and choosing a wife if I remember correctly. Then there is Rhetoric, also a fine work, accompanied by 'Rhetoric to Alexander'. Then, there is the Poetics, another famous work of Aristotle that still exerts an influence today. The Constitution of Athens concludes the work. On a related topic, if one has any interest in this area (and especially that of Solon) I would recommend picking up Herodotus's 'Histories', which, although much more literary, gives a fine telling of the story of Solon. At the end of this work you will find fragments from the 'lost works' of Aristotle, the ones that he wrote to be read (whereas what you have before you is a compilation of his lecture notes). Some of these fragments, especially those from his dialogues). All in all, volume 2 of Aristotle is a book that should be read by everyone. And to speak like Schopenhauer here, mandatory laws should be put into effect to enforce that people read it.

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