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Smith, J. A. (John Alexander) 1863-1939

Overview
Works: 114 works in 289 publications in 1 language and 3,305 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Quotations 
Roles: Editor, Author, Translator, Author of introduction
Classifications: B407, 185.1
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Most widely held works about J. A Smith
 
Most widely held works by J. A Smith
The works of Aristotle by Aristotle( Book )

72 editions published between 1908 and 1966 in English and held by 1,399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1. Logic. Physical treatises. Metaphysics. On the soul. Short physical treatises.--v. 2. Biological treatises. Nicomachean ethics. Politics. The Athenian constitution. Rhetoric. On poetics
The Nicomachean ethics of Aristotle by Aristotle( Book )

20 editions published between 1911 and 1949 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Nicomachean Ethics is one of Aristotle's most widely read and influential works
The ethics of Aristotle by Aristotle( Book )

8 editions published between 1950 and 2011 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Plato was leaving Athens for the journey into Sicily, and which occupied him three years or more, Aristotle appeared in that busy city, then an active, restless youth of seventeen; rich both in money and in knowledge, eager, impetuous, truth-loving, and insatiable in his thirst for philosophy. During the three years of Plato's absence Aristotle was not idle. He prepared himself to be a worthy pupil. Plato returned. His school was opened, and Aristotle joined the crowd of his disciples, amongst whom the penetrating glance of the master soon detected the immortal pupil. Aristotle continued to listen to Plato for twenty years. But he did not confine himself to the Platonic philosophy; nor did he entirely agree with it. Wherein did Plato and Aristotle fundamentally differ? In truth, Aristotle radically opposed the Ideal theory; and the greater part of his criticisms on Plato are criticisms of that theory. He does not deny to Ideas a subjective existence; on the contrary, he makes them the materials of science; he is completely opposed to their objective existence, and calls them empty and poetical metaphors. The distinction between Aristotle and Plato is, that while both admitted science only could be formed from Universals, Aristotle contended that such Universals had purely a subjective existence--i.e., that they were nothing more than the inductions derived from particular facts. He therefore made Experience the basis of all Science, and Reason the Architect. Plato made Reason the basis. The tendency of the one was to direct man to the observation and interrogation of Nature; that of the other was to direct man to the contemplation of ideas. In spite of his Method, Aristotle was a Metaphysician, because of his Logic. Those Logical and Metaphysical doctrines which we regard as completely beside the truth were, as is well known, the great source of speculation during many centuries. The influence they exercised is beyond all appreciation; and, although much of that influence was evil, as leading to frivolous subtleties, as misdirecting the energy of the human mind; yet, on the other hand, the constant appeal to experience, and the wondrous acuteness and systematic reasoning which distinguished the Stagirite, did much to keep alive the activity of speculation, and in some respects to give it a proper tone. Aristotle, as the second pillar of Greek Science, must always command attention and respect. His vast learning, his singular acuteness, the wide range of his investigations, and the astonishing number and excellence of his works, will always make him a formidable rival to his more fascinating master"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
The Nicomachean ethics of Aristoteles by Aristotle( Book )

3 editions published between 1911 and 1930 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nature of art, an open letter to the professor of poetry in the University of Oxford by J. A Smith( Book )

4 editions published in 1924 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Knowing and acting : an inaugural lecture delivered before the University of Oxford, 26 November, 1910 by J. A Smith( Book )

3 editions published in 1910 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Metaphysica by Aristotle( Book )

5 editions published between 1908 and 1972 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An autobiography by Benedetto Croce( Book )

3 editions published in 1927 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interlanguage by Thomas Cropper Macaulay( Book )

8 editions published between 1930 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De anima by Aristotle( Book )

3 editions published in 1931 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notes on Aristotle's De anima bound with seven printed Aristotle-related pamphlets from Dillingen and Ingolstadt (1606, 1618-1621), containing corollaries, disputations, lists of candidates, and theses
The works of Aristotle by Aristotle( Book )

10 editions published between 1910 and 1967 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of Aristotle by Aristotle( Book )

4 editions published between 1913 and 1967 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of Aristotle by Aristotle( Book )

2 editions published between 1910 and 2000 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the soul ; Parva naturalia ; On breath by Aristotle( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Aristotle, great Greek philosopher, researcher, reasoner, and writer, born at Stagirus in 384 BCE, was the son of Nicomachus, a physician, and Phaestis. He studied under Plato at Athens and taught there (367-347); subsequently he spent three years at the court of a former pupil, Hermeias, in Asia Minor and at this time married Pythias, one of Hermeias's relations. After some time at Mitylene, in 343-2 he was appointed by King Philip of Macedon to be tutor of his teen-aged son Alexander. After Philip's death in 336, Aristotle became head of his own school (of Peripatetics), the Lyceum at Athens. Because of anti-Macedonian feeling there after Alexander's death in 323, he withdrew to Chalcis in Euboea, where he died in 322. Nearly all the works Aristotle prepared for publication are lost; the priceless ones extant are lecture-materials, notes, and memoranda (some are spurious). They can be categorized as follows: I Practical: Nicomachean Ethics; Great Ethics (Magna Moralia); Eudemian Ethics; Politics; Economics (on the good of the family); On Virtues and Vices. II Logical: Categories; Analytics (Prior and Posterior); Interpretation; Refutations used by Sophists; Topica. III Physical: Twenty-six works (some suspect) including astronomy, generation and destruction, the senses, memory, sleep, dreams, life, facts about animals, etc. IV Metaphysics: on being as being. V Art: Rhetoric and Poetics. VI Other works including the Constitution of Athens; more works also of doubtful authorship. VII Fragments of various works such as dialogues on philosophy and literature; and of treatises on rhetoric, politics and metaphysics."--Jacket
Notice of a mass of meteoric iron, found in the village of Newstead, Roxburghshire, with some general remarks on meteorites by J. A Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 1862 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unity of western civilization; essays by Francis Sydney Marvin( Book )

2 editions published between 1915 and 1922 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Problemata by Aristotle( Book )

2 editions published between 1927 and 1971 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethica Nicomachea. Magna moralia. Ethica Eudemia. De virtutibus et vitiis by Aristoteles( Book )

2 editions published between 1925 and 1949 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meteorologica by Aristotle( Book )

2 editions published between 1931 and 1955 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politica. Oeconomica. Atheniensium Respublica by Aristoteles( Book )

3 editions published between 1946 and 1972 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
John Alexander Smith British philosopher

Smith, J. A. 1863-1939

Smith, John Alexander 1863-1939

Smith, John Alexander 1864-1939

Languages
English (174)

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On the soul ; Parva naturalia ; On breath