The influence of Aristotle, the prince of philosophers, on the intellectual history of the West is second to none. In this book Jonathan Barnes examines Aristotle's scientific researches, his discoveries in logic and his metaphysical theories, his work in psychology and in ethics and politics, and his ideas about art and poetry, placing his teachings in their historical context.
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A short, sweet, and selective commentary and analysis of Aristotle's works and ideas. A fine adjunct to the reading of the translated texts. A highly recommended aid to the student meeting Aristotle ab initio. Boy, what a book!
(Steven C. Fleishman, University of Maryland)
No other work on Aristotle accomplishes so much in such brief compass; its author's care for and knowledge of Aristotle's achievements are evident on every page.
(Tom Cunningham, Grand Valley State College)
As an introduction to Aristotle, I find Barnes' book ideal....his book presents the basics in an understandable manner for beginners.
(Rose Maries Surwilo, College of St. Francis)
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