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De Anima : On the Soul

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A complete translation of Aristotle's classic work De Anima supplemented with well-chosen notes and a comprehensive introduction. Also commonly translated as On the Soul, this work is a seminal work from the roots of Classical thinking on the nature of life and the lifeforce. Focus Philosophical Library translations are close to and are non-interpretative of the original text, with the notes and a glossary intending to provide the reader with some sense of the terms and the concepts as they were understood by Aristotle's immediate audience.show more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 139.7 x 210.82 x 7.62mm | 158.76g
  • Focus Publishing/R Pullins & Co
  • MA, United States
  • English
  • 1585102482
  • 9781585102488
  • 947,092

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Shiffman's fidelity both to Aristotle's text and to opening the complex thought contained therein to the contemporary reader is evident throughout this translation. It neither attempts to resolve difficulty nor drown the reader in obscurity; instead, it invites the reader to puzzle through this magnificent and difficult text herself. The wonderful introduction supplies any number of tools to do so and is a model of the rigorous and restrained articulation of essential themes and contemporary resonances. The glossary contains an indispensable and illuminating discussion of terms. Readable and thought-provoking, this translation is particularly well-suited for the classroom. Students at all levels will benefit from its lucidity and provocation to thought.- Sara Brill, Fairfield Universityshow more

About Aristotle

Mark Shiffman, Assistant Professor of Humanities at Villanova University, is a graduate of St. John's College and received his PhD from the University of Chicago. His work in ancient thought has focused on Plato, Aristotle, Virgil, Plutarch and Augustine.show more

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The Focus Philosophical Library publishes clear, faithful editions by renowned scholars and teachers enabling access for modern students to essential ideas and wisdom of the world's greatest thinkers. "Shiffman's fidelity both to Aristotle's text and to opening the complex thought contained therein to the contemporary reader is evident throughout this translation. It neither attempts to resolve difficulty nor drown the reader in obscurity; instead, it invites the reader to puzzle through this magnificent and difficult text herself. The wonderful introduction supplies any number of tools to do so and is a model of the rigorous and restrained articulation of essential themes and contemporary resonances. The glossary contains an indispensable and illuminating discussion of terms. Readable and thought-provoking, this translation is particularly well-suited for the classroom. Students at all levels will benefit from its lucidity and provocation to thought."--Sara Brill, Fairfield University Mark Shiffman, Assistant Professor of Humanities at Villanova University, is a graduate of St. John's College and received his PhD from the University of Chicago. His work in ancient thought has focused on Plato, Aristotle, Virgil, Plutarch and Augustine.show more

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