By Sir David Ross
I used to be completely waiting for this booklet on Aristotle and was once tremendously dissappointed. The biographical caricature of Aristotle is meager (and admittedly can be all that's to be had) and ninety% of the e-book is dedicated to an in depth examine of Aristotelian philosophy that is tremendous tedious to learn. a part of the matter is that the publication used to be initially written within the Twenties utilizing a mode of writing that's sincerely directed in the direction of a graduate point learn of Aristotle. The ebook can be jam-packed with typographical blunders that is relatively unacceptable for a e-book that's over eighty years previous and in its sixth edition.
I think this publication should be beneficial for somebody trying to find an exhaustive (although ponderously written) research of Aristotelian philosophy, yet each person else will most likely desire to shop their hard-earned cash for anything extra relaxing. We certainly desire a smooth examine Aristotle alongside the strains of Luis Navia's great ebook on Socrates.
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196–200 the appearance in Aristotle’s works of many of the habitual methods of lecturers. 56 (a) Soph. El. 184 b3–8. distinguishes followers of the course from a wider circle addressed—apparently readers (cf. N. , 12, b4, 1147 b9, 1179 b25). 57 The Physics is headed in the MSS. ’ 58 Phys. 202 b13; Met. ∆. 1015 a25, 1025 a25, 1023 b10; Rhet. 1404 b22. Cf. Pol. 1336 b28, Poet. 1448 a31. 59 Meteor. 362 b9. There are, however, reasons for doubting the genuineness of this passage. 60 Cat. 2 a1; Phys.
XLV (1931). Mus. LXXXII (1933). Siegfried (in Philol. LXXXVIII (1933). 362–91), who on the whole follow Jaeger. A study of these discussions has now led me to think that the priority of VII, VIII to IV, V, VI has been made out; but the relation of the three detached treatises in Bks. I, II, III to the other books remains doubtful. The question is much too complicated to be gone into here. Cf. p. 235 f. 67 Jaeger’s brilliant argument for this order in his Aristoteles seems to me convincing. II LOGIC The sciences are divided by Aristotle1 into the theoretical, the practical, and the productive; the immediate purpose of each kind is to know, but their ultimate purposes are respectively knowledge, conduct, and the making of useful or beautiful objects.
33 De Int. 16 a8. 34 Schol. 97 a13. 35 The authenticlty of the book is elaborately and successfully defended by H. Maier in Arch. f Gesch. d. Phil XIII. 23–71. He suggests that the reference in 16 a8 should be transferred to 16 a13 and relates to De An. III. 6. 36 With the possible exception of Bk. V. 37 Perhaps taken down by a pupil, cf. Eucken, De Ar. Dic. Rat. 11. 38 One critic has recently ascribed it to Strato. 39 703 a10. Mr. Farquharson in his translation has suggested other works to which the reference may point.
Aristotle by Sir David Ross