The Routledge Guidebook to Aristotle's Metaphysics

The Routledge Guidebook to Aristotle's Metaphysics

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Aristotle is one of the most important figures in western thought and his seminal work Metaphysics is a benchmark in the history of philosophy. This guidebook introduces and assesses: * Aristotle's life and the background to the Metaphysics * The ideas and text of the Metaphysics including a chapter devoted to Metaphysics Theta * The continuing importance and contemporary relevance of Aristotle's work to philosophy. The Routledge Guidebook to Aristotle's Metaphysics is essential reading for all students of philosophy, and anyone approaching the work of Aristotle for the first time.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 358 pages
  • 129 x 198mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 113899961X
  • 9781138999619

Table of contents

1. Aristotle's Metaphysics 2. Metaphysics as the Science of the Ultimate Explanations of All Things (Book I) 3. Aristotle's Method in Metaphysics (Book III) 4. Metaphysics as the Science of Being Qua Being, Primary Being versus Non-Primary Being (Books IV. 1-2 and VI. 1) 5. The Defence of the Principle of Non-Contradiction (Book IV. 3-6, esp. 3-4) 6. The Response to Phenomenalism and Relativism (Book IV. 5-6) 7. The Search for Primary Being (Book VII) 8. The Ultimate Cause of Change: God (Book XII) 9. The Criticism of Plato's Theory of Formsshow more