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Aristotle The Philosopher

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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, thereb
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Hardcover, 160 pages
Published January 1st 1981 by Oxford University Press, USA
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Riku Sayuj

ARGUING WITH ARISTOTLE

This book is a highly selective and impressionistic view of/guide-book to Aristotle's philosophy. Ackrill’s aim in this book is not just to impart information, but to arouse interest in the philosophical problems Aristotle tackles, and in his arguments and ideas.

To Ackrill, what really characterizes Aristotle as a philosopher is not the number and weight of his conclusions / ‘doctrines’, but the power and subtlety of his arguments and ideas and analyses.

It is as well that t
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Jacob Aitken


J. L. Ackrill undertakes to examine the highlights of Aristotle's thought and use them to springboard into philosophical inquiry. Ackrill begins the book with a brief biography of Aristotle and an introduction to his thought. Ackrill aims to clear up misconceptions concerning Aristotle's methodology and to see that criticisms that are raised against Aristotle should actually be leveled against his followers who had different interests, and less ability, than Aristotle (81). The major themes of A
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Ronald Wise
Sep 02, 2011 Ronald Wise rated it it was ok
An overview of the philosophical writings of Aristotle. Ackrill encourages the reader to view the development of Aristotle's hypotheses without the prejudice of subsequent philosophical and scientific developments. Some of this book was quite interesting, but much of it was very dry.
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Great supplemental text to the study of Aristotle.
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