Metaphysics Books Z and H
central importance to his metaphysics, e.g. the notions of essence and definition, the status of universals, and the concept of a unity.
David Bostock provides an authoritative guide to these difficult and important books, assuming no knowledge of Greek on the part of the reader. He offers a clear new translation that follows the original closely, and a thorough and careful philosophical commentary.
- Paperback | 314 pages
- 139 x 217 x 19mm | 424g
- 16 Jun 1994
- Oxford University Press
- Clarendon Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
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Aristotle's thought. ... Particularly nice are Bostock's explanations (and defense) of the various Platonic positions Aristotle undertakes. ... Bostock does pay Aristotle the ultimate philosophical compliment of engaging seriously and in detail with his arguments, and the reader who works through the
text in conjunction with the commentary will find that she has learned a good deal from Aristotle after all. * The Philosophical Review, vol.104, no.4, October 1995 * There is freshness in Bostock's approach to these books, and novelty in the proposed explanations of what can account for the "unexpected" that enriches the philosophical content of these works ... Bostock offers a very good translation of the text ... He also offers adequate introductions and resumes, which add cohesion, making the exposition "user friendly". The book will prove to be a valuable addition to the Zeta-Eta literature. * Times Higher Education Supplement * There is a great deal to applaud in the volume. The translation is splendidly faithful to the Greek. It reads smoothly without lapsing into paraphrase ... Now Bostock has provided us with something much more straightforward, clearly written, packed iwth learning, and as detailed as we could wish. It is a splendid new resource for Aristotelian scholarship. * C. J. F. Williams, International Philosophical Quarterly * Bostock reads passages closely, dissects arguments skillfully, and makes astute and informed judgements. As one philosopher reading another, he demands a lot of the text and often finds the argument wanting-and with good reason. But whether one is a defender or a critic of Aristotle, one will find Bostock's commentary enlightening and stimulating...Whatever may be one's preferences in the substance debate, one may profit by consulting this close and relatively
undogmatic reading of Books Z and H./Daniel W.Graham/"Ancient Philosophy".