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Aristotle the philosopher

Author: J L Ackrill; Aristotle.
Publisher: Oxford : Claredon Press : New York : Oxford University Press, 2009, c.1981.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Digitally reprinted, 2009View all editions and formats
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Aristotle is widely regarded as the greatest of all philosophers; indeed, he is traditionally referred to simply as `the philosopher'. Today, after more than two millennia, his arguments and ideas continue to stimulate philosophers and provoke them to controversy. In this book J.L. Ackrill conveys the force and excitement of Aristotle's philosophical investigations, thereby showing why contemporary philosophers  Read more...
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Named Person: Aristotle.; Aristotle.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J L Ackrill; Aristotle.
ISBN: 9780192891181 0192891189
OCLC Number: 1030683115
Notes: Originally published: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1981.
"This book has been printed digitally and produced in a standard specification in order to ensure its continuing availablity."-- verso of title page.
"Printed in the USA."
Description: 160 pages ; 22 centimeters
Contents: Introduction --
Aristotle at work --
The analysis of change : matter and form --
Explanation in natural science --
The philosophy of mind --
Logic --
The philosophy of science --
Philosophical method --
Metaphysics --
Ethics.
Responsibility: J. L. Ackrill.

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Aristotle is widely regarded as the greatest of all philosophers; indeed, he is traditionally referred to simply as `the philosopher'. Today, after more than two millennia, his arguments and ideas continue to stimulate philosophers and provoke them to controversy. In this book J.L. Ackrill conveys the force and excitement of Aristotle's philosophical investigations, thereby showing why contemporary philosophers still draw from him and return to him. He quotes extensively from Aristotle's works in his own notably clear English translation, and a picture emerges of a lucid, lively, subtle and tough-minded thinker of astonishing range and penetration. Professor Ackrill identifies many striking connections between Aristotle's ideas and ideas in recent philosophy; he also raises philosophical questions of his own, and exemplifies the way in which Aristotle can still be argued with and learned from. -- publisher's description.

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