ISBN-10:
079145634X
ISBN-13:
2900791456346
Pub. Date:
03/01/2003
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Aristotle

Aristotle

by Otfried Hoffe

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ISBN-13: 2900791456346
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 03/01/2003
Series: SUNY series in Ancient Greek Philosophy Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 252
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Otfried Höffe is Professor and Chair of Philosophy at the University of Tübingen and the author of many books, including Immanuel Kant, also published by SUNY Press.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

List of Abbreviations and Method of Citation

Preface

PART I: "THE PHILOSOPHER"?

1. The Man and His Work

1.1 The Man
1.2 The Work

2. Researcher, Scholar, and Philosopher

PART II: KNOWLEDGE AND SCIENCE

3. The Phenomenology of Knowledge

3.1 Propaedeutic?
3.2 An Epistemic Hierarchy
3.3 Freedom and Self-realization

4. Forms of Rationality

4.1 Syllogistics
4.2 Dialectic (Topics)
4.3 Rhetoric
4.4 Poetics: Tragedy

5. Proofs and Principles

5.1 A Critique of Demonstrative Reason
5.2 Axioms and Other Principles
5.3 Induction and Mind

6. Four Methodical Maxims

6.1 Establishing the Phenomena
6.2 Doctrines
6.3 Difficulties
6.4 Linguistic Analysis

PART III: PHYSICS AND METAPHYSICS

7. Natural Philosophy

7.1 Aristotelian Natural Science
7.2 Motion
7.3 The Four Causes
7.4 Continuum, the Infinite, Place, and Time

8. Biology and Psychology

8.1 Aristotle the Zoologist
8.2 Teleonomy: Organisms, Procreation, and Heredity
8.3 The Soul

9. First Philosophy, or Metaphysics

10. Cosmology and Theology

10.1 Meta-physics
10.2 The Cosmological Concept of God
10.3 An Ethical Concept of God?

11. Ontology and Language

11.1 Categories
11.2 Substance
11.3 Aristotle’s Critique of Plato's Ideas
11.4 On Language

PART IV: ETHICS AND POLITICS

12. Practical Philosophy

12.1 The Autonomy of Ethics
12.2 The Goal Is Action
12.3 Outline Knowledge

13. Theory of Action

13.1 The Basic Concept of Desire
13.2 Decision and Power of Judgment
13.3 Weakness of the Will
13.4 Does Aristotle Know the Concept of Will?

14. The Good Life

14.1 The Principle of Happiness
14.2 The Virtues of Character
14.3 Justice, Natural Law, and Equity
14.4 Theoretical or Political Existence?

15. Political Anthropology

15.1 The Relevance of the Politics
15.2 "Political by Nature"
15.3 Friendship and Other Prerequisites

16. Political Justice

16.1 Elementary Inequalities
16.2 Rule of the Free over the Free
16.3 Democracy or Polity?

PART V: The RECEPTION

17. Antiquity and the Middle Ages

17.1 Antiquity
17.2 Christianity, Islam, and Judaism
17.3 The Great Aristotelian Renaissance

18. The Modern Age and the Present

18.1 Detachment and Renewed Interest
18.2 Aristotle Research and Neo-Aristotelianisms

Chronology

Bibliography

Index of Personal Names

General Index

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