Volume VIII, On the Soul. Parva Naturalia. On Breath. (Loeb Classical Library)

Volume VIII, On the Soul. Parva Naturalia. On Breath. (Loeb Classical Library)

by Aristotle
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674993187

ISBN-13: 9780674993181

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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674993181
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1957
Series:
Loeb Classical Library Series, #288
Edition description:
6th printing/1st pub.1936-rev.1957/index
Pages:
544
Sales rank:
1,223,198
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.40(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

On The Soul

Introduction

Book I

Book II

Book III

Parva Naturalia

On Sense and Sensible Objects
Introduction

Text and Translation

On Memory and Recollection

Introduction

Text and Translation

On Sleep and Waking

Introduction

Text and Translation

On Dreams

Text and Translation

On Prophecy in Sleep

Text and Translation

On Length and Shortness of Life

Introduction

Text and Translation

On Youth and Old Age. On Life and Death

Text and Translation

On Respiration

Text and Translation

On Breath

Introduction

Text and Translation

Indexes

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