Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Aristotle: Selections” as Want to Read:
Blank 133x176
Aristotle: Selections
 
by
Aristotle
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Aristotle: Selections

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  287 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
A tour de force of scholarship and the art of translation, this volume includes a fully integrated set of translations by a single team, a feature enabling Greekless readers to read widely and deeply in Aristotle with continuity, appreciation for his use of technical terminology and for the structure of his philosophy as a whole. Building on this advantage is the most deta ...more
Paperback, 359 pages
Published June 28th 1976 by Littlefield Adams (first published January 1st 1955)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Aristotle, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Aristotle

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
Rating details
Sort: Default
|
Filter
Andrew Perschbacher
Everybody should read Aristotle and this is an excellent summation of his crucial works. The commentary the editors provide is helpful. Good for the serious and the curious.
Polo
May 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm more of a Plato fan, but it was pleasure reading Aristotle.
Mary
Feb 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: philosophy, mooc
This is probably the only readable translation there is. Although Aristotle himself wrote beautifully, all that has come down to us are writings that are probably the lecture notes his students wrote. So it's pretty hard to follow.
This translation, however, makes the best of it, and it has informative footnotes as well as a comprehensive and detailed glossary. All around this is the book to get if you want to read Aristotle.
In the UPenn MOOC that I took, we read Selections from: the Categories,
...more
George L
Feb 12, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Compared to THE Complete Works of Aristotle by JONATHAN BARNES, Irwin & Fine's translations are somewhat more opaque, and one would get confused more easily. Here is an example:

Physics 190a22
Irwin & Fine
"We say that something comes to be F from being G, but not that the G comes to be F, more often in cases where G does not remain; for instance, we say that a man comes to be musical from being unmusical, but not that the unmusical comes to be musical from a man."
Barnes:
"We speak of ‘becom
...more
Benjamin
Three reasons I love this book:

1. The translations take a middle road between a word for word translation of Aristotle's Greek and a more fluent but less accurate rendering in English prose. Where the translators have supplemented the Greek to make the English more readable, the additions are placed in brackets . Though sometimes I found the bracketed text unnecessary, it rarely interfered with my reading.

2. The explanatory notes provided are in many cases enlightening and in some cases they wer
...more
Ian Paredes
Mar 03, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
now, i'm relatively new to studying philosophy (i've just recently majored in it), and i'm especially new to studying aristotle, so i can't really give any comments on the translation. however, there's TONS of footnotes and a very illuminating glossary of words that provide both discussions on what a certain word might mean, as well as alternative translations that might illuminate a certain passage. tying this book with the cambridge companion on aristotle is highly recommended.
James Benson
Aug 15, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A solid treatment of Aristotle's most important works, covering more material than most introductory texts (e.g. Categories, Prior and Posterior Analytics, De Interpretatione, Topics, and many others, including all of Aristotle's most famous books). Well annotated and with a useful glossary included. This was the text for my class on Aristotle in university, and I was very much satisfied with it.
Lauren
Dec 28, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: philosphy
I haven't read all of this, but I have spent so much time in it that a review is warranted. This translation is amazing, and the layout and subtitles are very helpful compared to other editions lacking them. Aristotle brought sweet relief after far too much Plato, and filled in some of the gaping holes in my knowledge of the history of philosophy.
Courtney
Mar 25, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: philosophy
Very good if you can get past his interrupted/unfinished train of thought. Disagreed with some of his ideas but still very interesting. Need to chisel away at it more when I'm a more patient kind of person.
Kymber Green
Apr 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good collection of all works

Good primary source to cite (w becker #s)
André Vridstoft
Besides the fact that the authors have made a few mis-translations from the original greek text, this is actually one of the best english translations i have read to date.
Adam
I've read through the Physics, the Metaphysics, De Anima, Nichomachean Ethics, and the Politics.
Paul Cato
Having gone through his system I will give Aristotle his credit (though I will always remain faithful to Plato) - he did seem to wrap up the world pretty successfully.
William Wagoner
rated it it was amazing
Aug 20, 2017
Joe Hedger
rated it really liked it
Apr 07, 2016
Dimitrios_1
rated it really liked it
Aug 13, 2017
Clayton Hawkins
rated it really liked it
Oct 09, 2009
Julius McCarter
rated it it was amazing
Nov 23, 2014
LJ
rated it really liked it
Jun 14, 2011
Erica
rated it really liked it
Jun 10, 2011
Kaitlyn Dennis
rated it liked it
Feb 10, 2011
Jonathan
rated it it was amazing
Apr 18, 2012
Stephen
rated it it was amazing
Mar 20, 2018
Claire Holtz
rated it really liked it
Feb 01, 2018
A.C.
rated it it was amazing
May 07, 2017
Rory
rated it really liked it
Sep 30, 2012
Matthew Wilson
rated it really liked it
Feb 28, 2016
Jovany Agathe
rated it liked it
Oct 12, 2014
Isaac Mcquistion
rated it really liked it
May 03, 2010
Rick
rated it it was amazing
Sep 12, 2017
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Hellenistic Philosophy: Introducing Readings
  • A Presocratics Reader
  • Readings in Ancient Greek Philosophy: From Thales to Aristotle
  • Metaphysics
  • Timaeus
  • Existentialism: Basic Writings
  • The Essential Plotinus
  • The Greek Philosophers: from Thales to Aristotle
  • The Philosophy of Language
  • Meditations on First Philosophy: With Selections from the Objections and Replies (Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy)
  • The Epicurus Reader: Selected Writings and Testimonia
  • Philosophy of Language: A Contemporary Introduction
  • Augustine: A Very Short Introduction
  • Free Will
  • On Law, Morality, and Politics
  • The Presocratic Philosophers: A Critical History with a Selection of Texts
  • Schopenhauer as Educator
  • Fear of Knowledge: Against Relativism and Constructivism
2,497 followers
(Greece: Αριστοτέλης)
(Arabic: أرسطوطاليس)
(Bulgarian: Аристотел)
(Russian: Аристотель)
(Alternate European spelling: Aristoteles)


Aristotle (384–322 B.C.) 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
...more
More about Aristotle

Nonfiction Deals

  • A Guide to the Present Moment
    $7.99 $2.99
  • Hunting Eichmann: How a Band of Survivors and a Young Spy Agency Chased Down the World's Most Notorious Nazi
    $9.99 $2.99
  • The Breaks of the Game
    $11.99 $2.99
  • Soul Keeping: Caring For the Most Important Part of You
    $9.99 $1.99
  • The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt
    $12.74 $2.99
  • How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization
    $8.24 $1.99
  • Dry
    $9.99 $3.99
  • Animal Liberation: The Definitive Classic of the Animal Movement
    $17.99 $1.99
  • The Measure of a Man
    $8.74 $1.99
  • Recovery: Freedom from Our Addictions
    $13.99 $2.99
  • 100 Days of Real Food: How We Did It, What We Learned, and 100 Easy, Wholesome Recipes Your Family Will Love
    $8.99 $1.99
  • Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls: A Handbook for Unapologetic Living
    $9.99 $2.99
  • Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity
    $13.99 $2.99
  • Best Friends: The True Story of the World's Most Beloved Animal Sanctuary
    $14.99 $1.99
  • Let. It. Go.: How to Stop Running the Show and Start Walking in Faith
    $4.99 $1.99
  • Still: Notes on a Mid-Faith Crisis
    $9.24 $1.99
  • Clara's War: One Girl's Story of Survival
    $8.49 $1.99
  • The Earth Shall Weep: A History of Native America
    $17.99 $1.99
  • Crown of Blood: The Deadly Inheritance of Lady Jane Grey
    $17.48 $1.99
  • The Story of Sushi: An Unlikely Saga of Raw Fish and Rice
    $12.49 $1.99
  • The Noticer Returns: Sometimes You Find Perspective, and Sometimes Perspective Finds You
    $9.99 $2.99
  • Scar Tissue
    $11.99 $2.99
  • Running with Scissors
    $9.99 $3.99
  • The Beautiful Struggle: A Father, Two Sons, and an Unlikely Road to Manhood
    $10.99 $1.99
  • The Black Hole War: My Battle with Stephen Hawking to Make the World Safe for Quantum Mechanics
    $9.99 $2.99
  • 1968: The Year That Rocked the World
    $11.99 $1.99
  • Notes on a Banana: A Memoir of Food, Love and Manic Depression
    $11.99 $1.99
  • Unfinished Business: Women Men Work Family
    $13.99 $1.99
  • Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (and Everything in Between)
    $11.99 $2.99
  • The Warrior Elite: The Forging of SEAL Class 228
    $11.99 $1.99
  • Lunch in Paris: A Love Story, with Recipes
    $9.99 $2.99
  • And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic
    $9.99 $2.99
  • The Vegetable Butcher: How to Select, Prep, Slice, Dice, and Masterfully Cook Vegetables from Artichokes to Zucchini
    $22.95 $1.99
  • Facing Your Giants: The God Who Made a Miracle Out of David Stands Ready to Make One Out of You
    $9.99 $2.99
  • Fat Girl Walking: Sex, Food, Love, and Being Comfortable in Your Skin...Every Inch of It
    $8.99 $1.99
  • The Egg and I
    $9.99 $1.99
  • The Secrets of Happy Families: Improve Your Mornings, Rethink Family Dinner, Fight Smarter, Go Out and Play, and Much More
    $12.74 $1.99
  • City of Fortune: How Venice Ruled the Seas
    $14.99 $2.99
  • Just Another Kid
    $7.99 $1.99
  • The Second World War
    $12.99 $3.99
  • Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
    $9.99 $1.99
  • The Price of Privilege: How Parental Pressure and Material Advantage Are Creating a Generation of Disconnected and Unhappy Kids
    $11.24 $1.99
  • Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8: A Young Man's Voice from the Silence of Autism
    $13.99 $1.99
  • I Am Not Myself These Days (P.S.)
    $13.24 $1.99
  • In the Beginning...Was the Command Line
    $9.49 $1.99
  • Starvation Heights: A True Story of Murder and Malice in the Woods of the Pacific Northwest
    $11.99 $2.99
  • The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying
    $11.99 $1.99
  • The Toltec Art of Life and Death
    $11.49 $1.99
  • Put Your Dream to the Test: 10 Questions to Help You See It and Seize It
    $9.49 $2.99
  • The Diva Rules: Ditch the Drama, Find Your Strength, and Sparkle Your Way to the Top
    $17.99 $2.99
  • A Brief History of Time
    $9.99 $2.99
  • The Honest Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone--Especially Ourselves
    $9.99 $1.99
  • All My Road Before Me: The Diary of C. S. Lewis, 1922-1927
    $10.99 $1.99
  • The Penguin Lessons
    $12.99 $1.99
  • What They Don't Teach You at Harvard Business School: Notes from a Street-smart Executive
    $12.99 $1.99
  • Coach Wooden and Me: Our 50-Year Friendship On and Off the Court
    $11.99 $4.99
  • The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath
    $10.99 $2.99
  • Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City 2001-2011
    $12.99 $2.99
  • What We Talk About When We Talk About God
    $11.49 $2.99
  • Running with the Kenyans: Passion, Adventure, and the Secrets of the Fastest People on Earth
    $4.99 $1.99
  • Pilgrim's Wilderness: A True Story of Faith and Madness on the Alaska Frontier
    $11.99 $1.99
  • Johnny Cash: The Life
    $12.99 $3.99
  • No God But God: The Origins, Evolution and Future of Islam
    $13.99 $1.99
  • Seabiscuit: An American Legend
    $12.99 $1.99
“All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.” 388 likes
“For though the wish for friendship comes quickly, friendship does not.” 1 likes
More quotes…