Selected Writings

Selected Writings

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No thinker has had a more profound influence on Western civilisation than Aristotle. In the Middle Ages many questions were settled by appeal to his authority alone, and his position was so pre-eminent that he was often referred to simply as 'the philosopher'. His work represents a vast, encyclopaedic treatment of virtually every field of knowledge: logic, rhetoric, ethics, politics, metaphysics, poetry, biology, zoology, physics and psychology. The depth and clarity of his understanding are remarkable, and nowhere more so than in the Nicomachean Ethics and Politics.With an Introduction by Hugh more

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  • Hardback | 344 pages
  • 98 x 156 x 17mm | 204g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • Macmillan Collector's Library
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main Market Ed.
  • 1905716702
  • 9781905716708
  • 694,483

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Nicomachean Ethics; more

About Aristotle

Aristotle (384-322BC) was born in northern Greece and studied in Athens at Plato's Academy, where he remained for many years as a teacher. He spent a short period as tutor to Alexander the Great, son of the king of Macedonia. In 335BC he returned to Athens and set up his own school called the Lyceumshow more

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