The Categories

Expressions which are in no way composite signify substance, quantity, quality, relation, place, time, position, state, action, or affection. To sketch my meaning roughly, examples of substance are 'man' or 'the horse', of quantity, such terms as 'two cubits long' or 'three cubits long', of quality, such attributes as 'white', 'grammatical'. 'Double', 'half', 'greater', fall under the category of relation; 'in a the market place', 'in the...

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Pocket Aristotle

This is a selection of key moments in Aristotle.For the most part it is outstanding.I really enjoyed reading Aristotle.Following the arguments was sometimes exciting.I have some problems with the selection:Per Nichomachean ethics, the section on friendship could have been dropped and this would have allowed the editor to include the section on justice.It’s hard to imagine any social discourse today that doesn’t involve “justice.”But no...

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On Sleep and Dreams

In this essay, Aristotle outlines his hypotheses on why the phenomenon of sleep occurs and is necessary for life.First, he goes into reasoning from complements, that all things have their opposite states.Then, he outlines how the sensory organ in the chest (the heart or near it) is connected to the rest of the body via the circulatory system, and how the heat generated by digestion creates rises and falls in temperature and weight, which leads...

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The Eudemian Ethics

A major treatise on moral philosophy by Aristotle, this is the first time the Eudemian Ethics has been published in its entirety in any modern language. Equally important, the volume has been translated by Sir Anthony Kenny, one of Britain's most distinguished academics and philosophers, and a leading authority on Aristotle. In The Eudemian Ethics, Aristotle explores the factors that make life worth living. He considers the role of happiness,...

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Protrepticus

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Metaphysica

The PlanI had been able to bring together my notes/thoughts for the earlier parts of this reading. Those can be found here:Book 1: A Preliminary Outline of PhilosophyBook 2: An Introduction to Philosophical Problems Book 3: The Basic Instruments Of Philosophy From Book 4 onwards, it becomes slightly harder to talk about the books in isolation. Also, A became easier to follow - so I stopped using so...

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On Man in the Universe

A man may be scorned for not being able to jump to the moon, but he should be commended when he has mastered the art of jumping over a tree. Some of the most celebrated thinkers of all time including Plato, Aristotle, Copernicus, Kant, Newton, Darwin, Freud, Jung, and Einstein all suffer the same slanderous buffeting by the forgetful zeitgeist of modern science: “They were wrong”. But the question shouldn’t center on whether or not they were...

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Nicomachean Ethics II-IV with Introduction & Commentary

C. C. W. Taylor presents a clear and faithful new translation of one of the most famous and influential texts in the history of Western thought, accompanied by an analytical and critical commentary focusing on philosophical issues. In Books II to IV of the Nicomachean Ethics Aristotle gives his account of virtue of character, which is central to his ethical theory as a whole and a key topic in much modern ethical writing.

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Classical Literary Criticism

Aristotle's Poetics has long been recognized as a seminal work of literary criticism. His analysis of tragic drama, epic poetry and stylistic devices such as metaphor, and his famous notion of the cathartic purging of the emotions, have defined a critical terminology for generations of later writers. In the Ars Poetica Horace defends the civilizing power of poetry and the fundamental importance of the principle decorum, while...

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Aristotle II (Great Books of the Western World, #9)

(Greece: Αριστοτέλης)(Arabic: أرسطوطاليس)Aristotle (384–322 B.C.E.) numbers among the greatest philosophers of all time. Judged solely in terms of his philosophical influence, only Plato is his peer: Aristotle's works shaped centuries of philosophy from Late Antiquity through the Renaissance, and even today continue to...

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Poetics

Aristotle's doctrines are basic to every critical discussion of Greek tragedy and of other literary forms. Although the Poetics has often been denounced or rejected, such rejection is usually the result of a misunderstanding of what Aristotle says. And that is where Hutton's work is uniquely important.Commentators have long recognized the need to view the Poetics in the context of its creation and it re-emergence in the Renaissance. Few,...

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Poetics 1 with the Tractatus Coislinianus

Richard Janko's acclaimed translation of Aristotle's Poetics is accompanied by the most comprehensive commentary available in English that does not presume knowledge of the original Greek. Two other unique features are Janko's translations with notes of both the Tractatus Coislinianus, which is argued to be a summary of the lost second book of the Poetics, and fragments of Aristotle’s dialogue On Poets, including recently...

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The Aristotle Collection [50 Books]

THE ARISTOTLE COLLECTION [50 BOOKS] | ARISTOTLE THE WORKS OF ARISTOTLE | OXFORD EDITION J.A. SMITH AND W.D. ROSS | CATHOLIC WAY PUBLISHING — The Complete Texts by the Greatest Philosopher that ever lived! — Corpus Aristotelicum: All 47 Books by Aristotle. Plus 3 Books About Aristotle — Over 2.25 Million Words. Over 15,600 Active Linked Endnotes — Includes an Active Index, Table of Contents for all 50 Books and...

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The Nicomachean Ethics

This revised translation of Aristotle's classic treatise contains all ten books of his vastly influential work of moral philosophy. Founded on the famous doctrine of the golden mean, which advocates taking the middle course between excess and deficiency, the book offers an illuminating discource on moral virtue, intellectual virtue, pleasure, friendship, happiness, and many other topics.

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Physics

For many centuries, Aristotle's Physics was the essential starting point for anyone who wished to study the natural sciences. Now, in the first translation into English since 1930, Aristotle's thought is presented accurately, with a lucid introduction and extensive notes to explain the general structure of each section of the book, and shed light on particular problems. It simplifies and expands the style of the original, making for easier...

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Introduction to Aristotle

This is a great introduction to Aristotle, suitable for anyone who wants a taste of his most famous works without investing a great amount of time or money in any single one of them.I've only read most, though not all, of the selections in this book, not always from this edition.What I have read in this edition are De Anima, Metaphysica, Ethica Nicomachea, and Politica.The book's selections of The...

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