Virgin Philosophers : Aristotle
The Ancient Greek, Aristotle, laid the foundations of Western knowledge and his effect on philosophy and the sciences was to last over 2000 years until the Renaissance. His life was not always so successful. He was tutor to the headstrong young Alexander the Great, and later had to flee for his life from Athens. This series of guides cover the lives and ideas of the major philosophers. The author's concise and comprehensible style highlights the major advances in philosophy, as well as the men who conceived them and the times in which they lived. Containing quotes, insights and anecdotes, the aim of this series is to clarify the mysteries of philosophy for the general reader.
- Hardback | 58 pages
- 108 x 178 x 4mm | 40g
- 08 Aug 2002
- Ebury Publishing
- Virgin Books
- London, United Kingdom
About Paul Strathern
Paul Strathern is a professional writer, a former Somerset Maugham prize winner and author of five novels, as well as biographies and travel books. As a university lecturer, he taught philosophy, but also mathematics and modern Italian poetry. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Mendeleyev's Dream: The Quest for the Elements and Dr Strangelove's Game (both Hamish Hamilton).
'These [books] have changed my life... They tell you exactly what you want to know and no more.' AA Gill, Sunday Times; 'Well-written, clear and informed' New York Times