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In this volume of selections from Aristotle, the editor has included the most widely read, studied and quoted works of the great philosopher.
Paperback, A Washington Square Press Edition, 379 pages
Published 1958 by Washington Square Press
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Jacob Aitken
This is a selection of key moments in Aristotle. For the most part it is outstanding. I really enjoyed reading Aristotle. Following the arguments was sometimes exciting. I have some problems with the selection: Per Nichomachean ethics, the section on friendship could have been dropped and this would have allowed the editor to include the section on justice. Its hard to imagine any social discourse today that doesnt involve justice. But no matter.


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James Benson
Aug 15, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the book on which I cut my philosophical teeth back when I was in high school, and I still have warm memories of the subjects covered. This edition offers an enjoyable translation and a good selection of the most of the essentials of Aristotle's teachings (Physics, Psychology, Metaphysics, Nicomachean Ethics and Politics), but note that these are only selections of each of these books, not the books in their entirety. A great introduction (both to Aristotle and philosophy in general), ...more
Mar 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I would advise first taking an introductory college course in this subject matter before plunging into the translation itself. THe authors lay out the text in a compact way and provide a scant introduction before the reader suddenly is plunged into the depths of ancient thought on Metaphysics, ethics and psychology.
Apr 05, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Didn't read the whole book, just selected chapters for a university course. Aristotle is much more practical in his thinking than Plato. I found that some of his ideas, particularly about education are still debated these centuries later.
May 18, 2007 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
well i read Ethics and Politics from this collection of works, at least. but i enjoyed both. good ideas. gets the brain churning.
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(Greece: Αριστοτέλης)
(Arabic: أرسطوطاليس)
(Bulgarian: Аристотел)
(Russian: Аристотель)
(Ukrainian: Арістотель)
(Alternate European spelling: Aristoteles)
(Italian: Aristotele)

Aristotle (384322 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

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