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    DescriptionAristotle's probing inquiry into some of the fundamental problems of philosophy, "The Metaphysics" is one of the classical Greek foundation-stones of western thought, translated from the with an introduction by Hugh Lawson-Tancred in "Penguin Classics". "The Metaphysics" presents Aristotle's mature rejection of both the Platonic theory that what we perceive is just a pale reflection of reality and the hard-headed view that all processes are ultimately material. He argued instead that the reality or substance of things lies in their concrete forms, and in so doing he probed some of the deepest questions of philosophy: What is existence? How is change possible? And are there certain things that must exist for anything else to exist at all? The seminal notions discussed in "The Metaphysics" - of 'substance' and associated concepts of matter and form, essence and accident, potentiality and actuality - have had a profound and enduring influence, and laid the foundations for one of the central branches of Western philosophy. Hugh Lawson-Tancred's lucid translation is accompanied by a stimulating introduction in which he highlights the central themes of one of philosophy's supreme masterpieces. Aristotle (384-22 BC) studied at the Academy of Plato for 20 years and then established his own school and research institute, 'The Lyceum'. His writings, which were of extraordinary range, profoundly affected the whole course of ancient and medieval philosophy and are still eagerly studied and debated by philosophers today. If you enjoyed "The Metaphysics", you might like Aristotle's "The Nicomachean Ethics", also available in "Penguin Classics".


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    Title
    The Metaphysics
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Aristotle, Edited by Hugh Lawson-Tancred, Translated by Hugh Lawson-Tancred
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 528
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 191 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 363 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140446197
    ISBN 10: 0140446192
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    BISAC V2.8: PHI013000
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    DC21: 110
    Abridged Dewey: 110
    LC classification: B434.A5 L39 2004
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    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    01 June 1999
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    ARISTOTLE (384-322 BC) studied at the Academy of Plato for 20 years and then established his own school and research institute 'The Lyceum'. His writings, which were of extraordinary range, profoundly affected the whole course of ancient and medieval philosophy and are still eagerly studied and debated by philosophers today. HUGH LAWSON-TANCRED was born in 1955, and went to Balliol College, Oxford. He is now a departmental Fellow of Philosophy at Birkbeck College, London.