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Metaphysics by Aristotle
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Jul 16, 2012

really liked it

Joe Sachs's translation is eccentric, but enlightening. His attempts to render core Aristotelian concepts in everyday English often backfire, but they are a useful complement to the usual, Latinate vocabulary. My favorite is his rendering of ἐνέργεια as ‘being–at–work’.

Sachs's introduction is, additionally, a wonderful short argument for a unitary reading of Metaphysics, against the critical reading which has seen various sections of it as mutually incompatible.

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