The Metaphysics / Edition 1

The Metaphysics / Edition 1

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ISBN-10: 0198239475

ISBN-13: 9780198239475

Pub. Date: 06/28/1994

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

A new translation of one of the cornerstones of Western philosophy.

Always passionately interested in natural phenomena, Aristotle eventually dissented from Plato's idealist premise that what we perceive is just a pale reflection of the true reality. The Metaphysics is Aristotle's first mature statement of his own philosophical understanding of

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A new translation of one of the cornerstones of Western philosophy.

Always passionately interested in natural phenomena, Aristotle eventually dissented from Plato's idealist premise that what we perceive is just a pale reflection of the true reality. The Metaphysics is Aristotle's first mature statement of his own philosophical understanding of reality. An extraordinary synthesis, integrating the natural and rational aspects of the world, Aristotle's Metaphysics probes some of the deepest questions of philosophy: What is existence? How is change possible? What makes something the same thing at different times? Are there things that must exist for anything else to exist at all? Furthermore, with his notion of "substance" and his associated concepts of matter and form, essence and accident, and potentiality and actuality, Aristotle laid the foundations for Western speculative thought on the nature of reality. Hugh Lawson--Tancred's translation achieves a read-ability absent from earlier versions, and in a stimulating introductory essay he highlights the central themes of one of philosophy's supreme masterpieces.

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ISBN-13:
9780198239475
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/28/1994
Series:
Clarendon Aristotle Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
318
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.74(d)

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Table of Contents

The Metaphysics - Aristotle Translated with an Introduction by Hugh Lawson-Tancred

Preface
Introduction
THE METAPHYSICSBook Alpha
Book Alpha the Lesser
Book Beta
Book Gamma
Book Delta
Book Epsilon
Book Zeta
Book Eta
Book Theta
Book Iota
Book Kappa
Book Lambda
Book Mu
Book Nu
Bibliography

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