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This is a philosophical introduction to Aristotle, and Professor Lear starts where Aristotle himself started. He introduces us to the essence of Aristotle's philosophy and guides us through all the central Aristotelian texts--selected from the Physics, Metaphysics, Ethics, Politics and the biological and logical works. The book is written in a direct, lucid style that engages the reader with the themes in an active and participatory manner. It will prove a stimulating introduction for all students of Greek philosophy and for a wide range of others interested in Aristotle as a giant figure in Western intellectual history.
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"As a general introduction to Aristotle for the intellectually curious, it will not be superseded for years to come. Professionals too will find much to excite and stimulate them; occasionally, too, they may find something to infuriate: but that is all to the good." R.J. Hankinson, ISIS
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- Date Published: February 1988
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521347624
- length: 342 pages
- dimensions: 226 x 150 x 20 mm
- weight: 0.48kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. The desire to understand
4. Man's nature
5. Ethics and the organization of desire
6. Understanding the broad structure of reality
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