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Coffee with Aristotle

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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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Wes Bishop
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.
Mar 24, 2016 صفية rated it did not like it
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
Tyler Alexander
Mar 18, 2016 Tyler Alexander rated it really liked it
It was a nice, well written, and neatly put together. Allows you to be in the mind of a great thinker without having to read the philosophy itself.
Sadiq Kazi
Dec 20, 2014 Sadiq Kazi rated it liked it
A good introduction to the philosopher and father of 'logic'.
Jeff Shackelford
Mar 23, 2014 Jeff Shackelford rated it really liked it
Fun little read.
Tom Sutton
Aug 01, 2012 Tom Sutton rated it liked it
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.
Mark Knapke
A simple way to make a this kind of subject accessible. All of Aristotle's extant works are basically lecture notes. This book give him a face, so to speak.
Rob Brantseg
Mar 24, 2015 Rob Brantseg rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
A fun overview of Aristotle on a variety of subjects.
May 06, 2010 Tobi rated it it was amazing
What can I say, it was great, it was Aristotle
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