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The Organon, or (Volume 1); Or Logical Treatises of Aristotle with the Introduction of Porphyry

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1908. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... C as true, but the whole of A B as false, and that A is with every B, it is impossible for the conclusion to be true, for it was present with no C, since A was pr ...more
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Published January 6th 2012 by General Books (first published -40)
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Nov 06, 2014 Lotz rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Aristotle continues to provoke conflicting reactions in me. I am always torn between realizing his tremendous originality and historical importance, and suffering from his extraordinary dullness. This book exemplifies both sides of the coin. Seeing a man single-handedly create the field of logic, ex nihilo, is tremendous; yet reading through these treatises could put a coffee-addict in a coma.

I am not insensitive to the appeals of philosophy. Far from it; I think reading philosophy is thrilling.
Oct 30, 2015 Jeff rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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I'm always reticent to even rate classics as my opinion really doesn't really matter. But I'm keeping a record of what I read on Goodreads so I suppose it's worthwhile to at least let my friends know what's worth their time and what is not. Aristotle is brilliant. And he basically invented the art of logic. If you have an interest in either of those then you might really enjoy the short writings that make up this work. But if you're not super interested in the historical development of logic the ...more
Frank Della Torre
Aristotle created logic. Literally.
Aug 13, 2012 Athens rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anybody who wants to read Aristotle
Recommended to Athens by: Thomas Taylor, the Platonist

The book I am actually reading is Porphyry's Introduction, with preface by Thomas Taylor, which includes his translation of Proclus' preface.

This will require re-reading.

Unless you as a reader are a marvel of the civilized world in your very person, this material is not something you can simply read like a story.

It absolutely requires that if you are going to send any time AT ALL, you must, simply must, go over the text several times and from several directions in order to make any useful sen
Tonatiuh Dávila
Libro clave para la comprensión no ya de la dialéctica aristotélica, sino de toda su epistemología. La dialéctica de Aristóteles es simplemente incomparable, como ejercicio traté de hacer contrademostraciones cada que discrepaba con él o creía encontrar huecos en sus demostraciones, siempre para darme cuenta cómo después de unos cuántos párrafos, Aristóteles no dejaba espacio para el error.

Libro bastante pesado, necesita tiempo y dedicación.
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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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