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Very Short Introductions #32: Aristotle: A Very Short Introduction

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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.

About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam.

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

Jonathan Barnes taught at Oxford for 25 years, being a Fellow first of Oriel and then of Balliol. He then spent eight years at the University of Geneva, before becoming Professor of Ancient Philosophy at the Sorbonne. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His many publications include The Ontological Argument (Macmillan, 1972); Aristotle's Posterior Analytics (Clarendon Press, 2nd edition 1993); Aristotle (OUP, 1982); The Complete Works of Aristotle (Princeton UP, 1984); Truth, etc. (Clarendon Press, 2007); and Method and Metaphysics: Essays in Ancient Philosophy I (OUP, 2011); with J. Annas, The Modes of Scepticism (CUP, 1985); Early Greek Philosophy (Penguin, 1987); The Toils of Scepticism (CUP, 1990); The Cambridge Companion to Aristotle (CUP, 1995); Porphyry: Introduction (Clarendon Press, 2003).

Table of Contents

1. The man and his work; 2. A public figure; 3. Zoological researches; 4. Collecting facts; 5.The philosophical background; 6. The structure of the sciences; 7. Logic; 8. Knowledge; 9. Iegal and achievement; 10. Reality; 11.Change; 12 Causes; 13. Empiricism; 14. Aristotle's world-picture; 15. Psychology; 16. Evidence; 17. Teleology; 18. Practical philosophy; 19. The arts; 20. Afterlife; Chronological table; Further reading; References; Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192854087
Author:
Barnes, Jonathan
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Jonathan
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
Ancient
Subject:
Aristotle
Subject:
History & Surveys - Ancient & Classical
Subject:
Philosophy | History | Ancient
Subject:
Philosophy, ancient
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Copyright:
Series:
Very Short Introductions
Series Volume:
105-83332
Publication Date:
20010131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 map and 23 halftones
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
4.2 x 6.7 x 0.5 in 0.3 lb

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