The Works of Aristotle
The Athenian Constitution
The Poetics of Aristotle
Translated by :Benjamin Jowett
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.
Benjamin Jowett is
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more