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The Works of Aristotle

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Four classic works by Aristotle with an active table of contents.

The Athenian Constitution
The Categories
The Poetics of Aristotle
Published by Oxford University Press (first published 1680)
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Dec 29, 2015 Amin marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition

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Plato (428/427–348/347 BCE) was a Greek philosopher and mathematician of the Classic Age who founded the Academy of Athens. Noted as a student of Socrates, Plato has distinguished himself as one of the founders of Western philosophy by recording the teachings of his master and his own philosophies in 35 dialogues and 13 letters (some are disputed as spurious). However, this collection features only 25 authentic works from the reproduced source.

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The translation of On Interpretation which was selected for this edition is simply awful. It appears to be an early- or mid-19th century product, is obscenely wooden in many places, and leaves a number of Greek words untranslated. This might have been excusable in the 1800s (though an English translation was similarly less necessary), but it is ridiculous today. I found it to be practically unreadable, and instead read Edghill’s translation from a different edition. It is by n
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Jan 06, 2014 Alexander Klashnekoff rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This is just a great book, Now I know more about all works of Aristotle one of the greatest Greek philosophers.

His works on physics, soul, geology, biology and cosmology impressed me.

It's just too bad how the religious people took his works on metaphysics to prove their religion, specially the Unmoved mover hypothesis.

Although his works on physics weren't correct, but the way he wrote it, the way he just make it sensible to the philosophers who came after him, really impressed me

Aristotle will b
Sep 21, 2013 Benjamin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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After working through the Organon (Aristotle's writing on Logic), I'm second-guessing if it's worth it to work through his complete works (i.e. his writing can become incredibly pedantic and drawn-out). I'm thinking it may be more valuable to perhaps read through his Metaphysics and Politics, leaving the rest for reference when necessary or as needed.
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It doesn't contain all of Aristotle's works, so the title is misleading...
Feb 06, 2013 Jamest. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting but very dry read. Explores the nature of... well nature!
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(Greece: Αριστοτέλης)
(Arabic: أرسطوطاليس)

Aristotle (384–322 B.C.E.) numbers among the greatest philosophers of all time. Judged solely in terms of his philosophical influence, only Plato is his peer: Aristotle's works shaped centuries of philosophy from Late Antiquity through the Renaissance, and even today continue to be studied with keen, non-antiquarian interest. A prodigious researcher and wri
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“If, then, there is some end of the things we do, which we desire for its own sake (everything else being desired for the sake of this), and if we do not choose everything for the sake of something else (for at that rate the process would go on to infinity, so that our desire would be empty and vain), clearly this must be the good and the chief good. Will not the knowledge of it, then, have a great influence on life? Shall we not, like archers who have a mark to aim at, be more likely to hit upon what is right? If so, we must try, in outline at least, to determine what it is, and of which of the sciences or capacities it is the object. It would seem to belong to the most authoritative art and that which is most truly the master art. And politics appears to be of this nature; for it is this that ordains which of the sciences should be studied in a state, and which each class of citizens should learn and up to what point they should learn them; and we see even the most highly esteemed of capacities to fall under this, e.g. strategy, economics, rhetoric; now, since politics uses the rest of the sciences, and since, again, it legislates as to what we are to do and what we are to abstain from, the end of this science must include those of the others, so that this end must be the good for man. For even if the end is the same for a single man and for a state, that of the state seems at all events something greater and more complete whether to attain or to preserve; though it is worth while to attain the end merely for one man, it is finer and more godlike to attain it for a nation or for city-states. These, then, are the ends at which our inquiry aims, since it is political science, in one sense of that term.” 1 likes
“If there are several virtues the best and most complete or perfect of them will be the happiest one. An excellent human will be a person good at living life, living well and ‘beautifully’.” 0 likes
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