The Works of Aristotle, Volume 8 (Google eBook)

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Clarendon Press, 1908 - Philosophy
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I have always wanted this collection, but over the years I purchased other books instead. When our church moved into our current digs, this entire collection was hidden away in a back room and covered ... Read full review

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Picked up this entire set in excellent condition at a library sponsored used book sale for $60.00. hands down one of my best finds. Read full review

Contents

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Page 28 - To say of what is that it is not, or of what is not that it is, is false, while to say of what is that it is and of what is not that it is not is true.
Page xvii - All men by nature desire to know. An indication of this is the delight we take in our senses; for even apart from their usefulness they are loved for themselves; and above all others the sense of sight.
Page 14 - By matter I mean that which in itself is neither a particular thing nor of a certain quantity nor assigned to any other of the categories by which being is determined.
Page xxi - For it is owing to their wonder that men both now begin and at first began to philosophize...
Page 16 - Therefore there is an essence only of those things whose formula is a definition. But we have a definition not where we have a word and a formula identical in meaning (for in that case all formulae or sets of words would be definitions; for there will be some name for any set of words whatever, so that even the Iliad...
Page xxviii - ... of nature, they supposed the elements of numbers to be the elements of all things, and the whole heaven to be a musical scale and a number. And all the properties of numbers and scales which they could show to agree with the attributes and parts and the whole arrangement of the heavens, they collected and fitted into their scheme; and if there was a gap anywhere, they readily made additions so as to make their whole theory coherent.
Page xli - animal' and 'two-footed' and also 'man himself will be Forms of man. Again, the Forms are patterns not only of sensible things, but of Forms themselves also; ie the genus, as genus of various species, will be so; therefore the same thing will be pattern and copy.
Page 11 - to be healthy', 'to sit' imply that each of these things is existent, and similarly in any other case of this sort; for none of them is either self-subsistent or capable of being separated from substance, but rather, if anything, it is that which walks or sits or is healthy that is an existent thing. Now these are seen to be more real because there is something definite which underlies them (ie the substance or individual ) , which is implied in such a predicate; for we never use the word 'good'...
Page 28 - ... need not be counteracted, the spheres which counteract those of the outermost two planets will be six in number, and the spheres which counteract those of the next four planets will be sixteen; therefore the number of all the spheres both those which move the planets and those which counteract these will be fifty-five.
Page 29 - ... the waking to the sleeping, and that which is seeing to that which has its eyes shut but has sight, and that which is shaped out of the matter to the matter, and that which has been wrought up to the unwrought. Let actuality be defined by one member of this antithesis, and 'the potential

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