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Coffee with Aristotle
Not many people can claim to have invented a new science, but the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle invented two- zoology and logic. Today, we are still influenced by Aristotelian thought. When we use words such as "potential" and "actual," "theory" and "practice," we are speaking Aristotle's language. Talking to him, however, you'll realize that some of his ideas have c ...more
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published March 4th 2008 by Duncan Baird Publishers
(first published 2008)
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Not a bad little book. It is very short and is easy to get through in a few hours. Anyone who already knows something about Aristotle and his ideas will not find anything new to discover. But it is a good book for someone just starting to learn about the ancient Greek thinker.
When I first saw this book, I thought it could help me reconcile with Aristotle again, I expected deep insights considering his "philosophy" but it turned out that it's just some unreal interview with Aristotle about everything and nothing...It was about slavery, zoology, poetry (that I misunderstood and misinterpreted as Poesis, and got a bit overwhelmed),Ethics, Soul, Female of the species,... some little biography of Aristotle, even a glimpse at the life of Alexander.... But this wasn't what ...more
A concise summary of Aristotle's philosophy. Even though it is presented as a dialogue, it falls short of imitating the round-about yet razor sharp reasoning style of Aristotle the man, as you might find in a translated work. Good for novices, as a pocket book.