The Basic Works of Aristotle (Google eBook)
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.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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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
Review: The Basic Works of AristotleUser 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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Aristotle is the man. Read full review
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