Introduction to Aristotle

Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged

Aristotle

Introduction to Aristotle
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Aristotle

Edited by Richard McKeon
812 pages | © 1947, 1973
Cloth $30.00 ISBN: 9780226560328 Published February 1974
Since the publication of the original edition in 1947, Richard McKeon's Introduction to Aristotle has become the standard text for a variety of courses in philosophy and the humanities. For this revised and enlarged edition, Professor McKeon has completely rewritten his General Introduction and his introductions to the particular works. He has also expanded the collection to include material from On the Parts of Animals and the Rhetoric.

Aristotle's contribution to Western civilization is enormous. Our language, our distinctions, our ways of thinking, all are profoundly affected by his work. Since an understanding of Aristotle is indispensable for the understanding of our own culture, the ready availability of his work is crucial.

This collection, for students and general readers alike, provides in one volume Posterior Analytics (Logic), De Anima (On the Soul), Nicomachean Ethics, and Poetics, complete and unabridged, together with generous selections from Physics, On the Parts of Animals, Metaphysics, Politics, and Rhetoric. These works, together with Professor McKeon's revised introductions, provide a convenient and thorough exposure to the works of Aristotle and to the structural interrelations in the Aristotelian system of thought.
Contents
Preface

General Introduction
The Life and Times of Aristotle
Scientific Method in the Philosophy of Aristotle
Experience, Art, and Science
The Theoretic Sciences
The Practical and Productive Sciences
The Influence of Aristotle

Logic
Introduction
Analytica Posteriora (Posterior Analytics) Complete

Physics
Introduction
Physica (Physics) The Second of the Eight Books

Psychology
Introduction
De Anima (On the Soul) Complete

Biology
Introduction
De Partibus Animalium (On the Parts of Animals) Book 1, Chapter 1

Metaphysics
Introduction
Metaphysica (Metaphysics) The First and Twelfth of the Fourteen Books

Ethics
Introduction
Ethica Nicomachea (Nicomeachean Ethics) Complete

Politics
Introduction
Politica (Politics) The First and Third of the Eight Books

Poetics
Introduction
Poetica (Poetics) Complete

Rhetoric
Introduction
Rhetorica (Rhetoric) Book I, Chapters 1-4, Book II, Chapters 18-22
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