Aristotle: A Very Short Introduction
ISBN13: 9780192854087ISBN10: 0192854089 Paperback, 176 pages
Nov 2000, In Stock
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176 pages; 1 map & 23 halftones; ISBN13: 978-0-19-285408-7ISBN10: 0-19-285408-9
Aristotle--the prince of philosophers--has had more influence on Western intellectual history than any other thinker. Jonathan Barnes presents a critical account of Aristotle's fundamental teachings, placing him in his historical context as a controversial figure in the turbulent politics of his time, and as a brilliant member of Plato's philosophical school. He also offers detailed discussions of Aristotle's scientific research; his discoveries in logic and metaphysical theories; his work in psychology, practical philosophy, ethics, and politics; and his ideas on art and poetry.
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