The Cambridge Companion to Aristotle.

Printed: 1995

Publisher: Cambridge University Press. Cambridge

Edition: First edition

Dimensions 16 × 23 × 3 cm

Language: English

Size (cminches): 16 x 23 x 3

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Softback. Glossy Navy binding with white title on the spine. Title and etching of Aristotle on the front board.

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Aristotle is one of the greatest thinkers in the Western tradition, but also one of the most difficult. The contributors to this volume do not attempt to disguise the nature of that difficulty, but at the same time they offer a clear exposition of the central philosophical concerns in his work. Approaches and methods vary and the volume editor has not imposed any single interpretation, but has rather allowed differences of interpretation to stand.

Sadly American academia, with its demand for “publications” has moved philosophical writin from detailed studies as single volumes to the more simply produced articles, and consequently to Anthologies of those articles. This is one such anthology, not the best, but at least part of the Cambridge Companions Series, which, taken as a whole, has greter merit.

If you are a beginner in the study of Aristotle, this volume is a good introduction to the major topics which the Great Philosopher dealt with, although it’s a pity that Science, never Aristotle’s best subject, gets 2 articles. Had he still been alive in the last few decades, he would have had the more thorough treatment of the Library of Living Philosophers. But not even Wittgenstein obtained that, and we must be grateful for these lesser works that we get.

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