The Physics, Volume 1

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Harvard University Press, 1970 - Philosophy - 427 pages
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Aristotle, great Greek philosopher, researcher, reasoner, and writer, born at Stagirus in 384 BC, was the son of Nicomachus, a physician, and Phaestis. He studied under Plato at Athens and taught there (367 - 347); subsequently he spent three years at the court of a former pupil, Hermeias, in Asia Minor and at this time married Pythias, one of Hermeias' relations. After some time at Mitylene, in 343 - 2 he was appointed by King Philip of Macedon to be tutor of his teen-aged son Alexander. After Philip's death in 336, Aristotle became head of his own school (of 'Peripatetics'), the Lyceum at Athens. Because of anti-Macedonian feeling there after Alexander's death in 323, he withdrew to Chalcis in Euboea, where he died in 322. Nearly all the works Aristotle prepared for publication are lost; the priceless ones extant are lecture-materials, notes, and memoranda (some are spurious). They can be categorized as follows; I Practical - Nicomachean Ethics; Great Ethics (Magna Moralia); Eudemian Ethics; Politics; Economics (on the good of the family); On Virtues and Vices. II Logical - Categories; Analytics (Prior and Posterior); Interpretation; Refutations used by Sophists; Topica. III Physical - Twenty-six works (some suspect) including astronomy, generation and destruction, the senses, memory, sleep, dreams, life, facts about animals, etc. IV Metaphysics - on being as being. V Art - Rhetoric and Poetics. VI Other works including the Constitution of Athens; more works also of doubtful authorship. VII Fragments of various works such as dialogues on philosophy and literature; and of treatises on rhetoric, politics and metaphysics.

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User Review  - Ryan Cutter - Goodreads

A great read if you're into the history of discovery. I find it enamoring that someone was able to put so much thought into such a multitude of problems. Covering some pretty abstract (although now ... Read full review

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User Review  - sara - Goodreads

astounding this was a very difficult book to read because 1)the text was a bit too choppy and there was no transition from topic to topic...only sudden jumps. 2)the text was dry and i guess i was ... Read full review

Contents

PREFACE
vii
GENERAL INlRODUCllON
xix
Worms
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Copyright

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