De Anima

De Anima : Books II and III (with passages from Book I)

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Aristotle's De Anima has a claim to be the first systematic treatment of issues in the philosophy of mind, and also to be one of the greatest works on the subject. This volume provides an accurate translation of Books II and III, together with some sections of Book I; particular attention has been given to the translation of difficult terms, to help the student of philosophy who does not know Greek. A brief Introduction discusses Aristotle's approach to
his subject, while the Notes provide a continuous philosophical commentary on the text.

Since the original publication of this volume, Aristotle's philosophy of mind has been the focus of lively scholarly debate; for this revised edition, Christopher Shields has added a substantial review of this recent work, together with a new bibliography.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 212 pages
  • 143 x 223 x 17mm | 386g
  • Clarendon Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2nd Revised ed.
  • 0198240848
  • 9780198240846
  • 2,354,607

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Hamlyn's notes provide a helpful running philosophical commentary on each passage translated. The translation throughout is clear and literal...This edition should be welcome in the libraries of those having interests in philosophy of mind or in Aristotelian scholarship./L.S. Carrier/Religious Studies Review Volume 23, Number 3 July 1997.
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About Aristotle

Professor David Walter Hamlyn retired from Birkbeck College, London in 1988, where he had been Head of Classics and the Vice-Master. He was a Lecturer at Jesus College, Oxford, in the 1950s and was the President of the Aristotelian Society from 1977-8. He is a still a member of the Executive of the Royal Institute of Philosophy. He edited by Oxford Journal, Mind from 1972-84 and is a Consulting Editor of the Journal of Medical
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