Volume IV: Physics, Volume I, Books 1-4 (Loeb Classical Library)

Volume IV: Physics, Volume I, Books 1-4 (Loeb Classical Library)

by Aristotle
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674992512

ISBN-13: 9780674992511

Pub. Date: 01/28/1957

Publisher: Harvard University Press

Aristotle, great Greek philosopher, researcher, reasoner, and writer, born at Stagirus in 384 BCE, was the son of Nicomachus, a physician, and Phaestis. He studied under Plato at Athens and taught there (367–47); subsequently he spent three years at the court of a former pupil, Hermeias, in Asia Minor and at this time married Pythias, one of Hermeias’s

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Aristotle, great Greek philosopher, researcher, reasoner, and writer, born at Stagirus in 384 BCE, was the son of Nicomachus, a physician, and Phaestis. He studied under Plato at Athens and taught there (367–47); subsequently he spent three years at the court of a former pupil, Hermeias, in Asia Minor and at this time married Pythias, one of Hermeias’s relations. After some time at Mitylene, in 343–2 he was appointed by King Philip of Macedon to be tutor of his teen-aged son Alexander. After Philip’s death in 336, Aristotle became head of his own school (of “Peripatetics”), the Lyceum at Athens. Because of anti-Macedonian feeling there after Alexander’s death in 323, he withdrew to Chalcis in Euboea, where he died in 322.
Nearly all the works Aristotle prepared for publication are lost; the priceless ones extant are lecture-materials, notes, and memoranda (some are spurious). They can be categorized as follows:
I. Practical: Nicomachean Ethics; Great Ethics (Magna Moralia); Eudemian Ethics; Politics; Oeconomica (on the good of the family); Virtues and Vices.

II. Logical: Categories; On Interpretation; Analytics (Prior and Posterior); On Sophistical Refutations; Topica.

III. Physical: Twenty-six works (some suspect) including astronomy, generation and destruction, the senses, memory, sleep, dreams, life, facts about animals, etc.

IV. Metaphysics: on being as being.

V. On Art: Art of Rhetoric and Poetics.

VI. Other works including the Athenian Constitution; more works also of doubtful authorship.

VII. Fragments of various works such as dialogues on philosophy and literature; and of treatises on rhetoric, politics and metaphysics.
The Loeb Classical Library® edition of Aristotle is in twenty-three volumes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674992511
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1957
Series:
Loeb Classical Library Series, #228
Edition description:
7th printing/1st pub.1929-rev.1957
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
4.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

General Introduction

I. What to expect from the Physics

II. Aristotle's Philosophy

III. Note on the Meteorologica

IV. The Principles of Translation

V. Note on Mathematical Conceptions

The Physics

Book I

Introduction

Text and Translation

Excursus: On Squaring the Circle

Book II

Introduction

Text and Translation

Book III

Introduction

Text and Translation

Book IV

Introduction

Text and Translation

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