Aristotle: A Very Short Introduction, Paperback

Aristotle: A Very Short Introduction Paperback

Part of the Very Short Introductions series

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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.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 176 pages, black and white halftones and line drawings
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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  • Category: Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500
  • ISBN: 9780192854087



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For The Love of KnowledgeThis volume of the Very Short Introduction series, written by an Aristotle's scholar, provides a good overview of his works and describes the position he has in the history of philosophy. Jonathan Barnes exposed the main concepts of Aristotle's thought and his most importants works. Some interpretations of Aristotle's assertions are rebutted in favor of rival conceptions. The author himself gave his understandings about Aristotle's works. Reading this small book, one has a pretty decent view about aristotelian thought and can, if wanted, submerges in his philosophy.

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