The Athenian Constitution
On Generation and Corruption
On Longevity and Shortness of Life
On Memory and Reminiscence
On Prophesying by Dreams
On Sense and the Sensible
On Sleep and Sleeplessness
On Sophistical Refutations
On the Gait of Animals
On the Heavens
On the Motion of Animals
On the Parts of Animals
On the Soul
On Youth and Old Age, On Life and Death, On Breathing
The History of Animals
On the Generation of Animals
*Includes an original introduction
*Includes a table of contents with working links for each title
“Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence” – attributed to Aristotle
Along with Plato and Socrates, Aristotle (384-322 B.C.) is one of the triumvirate of philosophers responsible for the establishment of Western philosophy as it exists today. Socrates, Plato and Aristotle were among the first to refine philosophical thought, and Socrates is credited with devising the Socratic Method as a way to argue and debate points rationally. The Ancient Greek philosophers further stressed the importance of virtue and stoicism, advocating the improvement of one’s self through constant learning and knowledge. These teachings and practices formed the foundation for philosophy and psychology as fields of study.
Still, Aristotle was very much his own philosopher. Though he studied at Plato’s famous academy, he was not hesitant to counter or criticize Plato’s philosophical stances on certain issues.
Aristotle was the most renowned Ancient Greek philosopher for nearly 2,000 years, and his most famous work is Rhetoric, his preeminent treatise on the art of persuasion. Aristotle is widely credited with being the forbearer of the study of the art of rhetoric.
This edition of Aristotle’s The Essential Collection is specially formatted with a Table of Contents.