The Basic Works of Aristotle (Google eBook)

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Random House Publishing Group, Aug 19, 2009 - Philosophy
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Preserved by Arabic mathematicians and canonized by Christian scholars, Aristotle’s works have shaped Western thought, science, and religion for nearly two thousand years. Richard McKeon’s The Basic Works of Aristotle–constituted out of the definitive Oxford translation and in print as a Random House hardcover for sixty years–has long been considered the best available one-volume Aristotle. Appearing in paperback at long last, this edition includes selections from the Organon, On the Heavens, The Short Physical Treatises, Rhetoric, among others, and On the Soul, On Generation and Corruption, Physics, Metaphysics, Nicomachean Ethics, Politics, and Poetics in their entirety.


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The introduction by McKeon is masterful - Goodreads
Very easy to read and understand. - Goodreads
This was pretty easy to read. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Chris Maguire - Goodreads

I accept that this is regarded as a major milestone in human understanding but it's very hard to follow. A picture here and there would be illuminating. An edition with pictures or "Cole's Notes ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jeremy Tibbetts - Goodreads

Very very dense. Sometimes hard to follow his arguments. It's worth reading to understand how foundational Aristotle is to Western thought but nonetheless not an easy read. Read full review

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Richard McKeon was dean of the division of humanities at the University of Chicago and a renowned classical scholar.

C.D. Reeve is a professor of philosopshy at Reed College. He is the author of several books on ancient Greek philosophy, most recently Practices of Reason and he is the translator of Aristotle's Politics and Plato's Cratylus and Republic. He lives in Portland, Oregon.


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