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The influence of Aristotle, the prince of philosophers, on the intellectual history of the West is second to none. In this audiobook, Jonathan Barnes examines Aristotle's scientific researches, his discoveries in logic and his metaphysical theories, his work in psychology and in ethics and politics, and his ideas about art and poetry, placing his teachings in their historical context.

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  • Marcus
  • Brasília, Brazil
  • 06-14-15

For The Love of Knowledge

This volume of the Very Short Introduction series, written by an Aristotle's scholar, provides a good overview of his works and describes the position he has in the history of philosophy. Jonathan Barnes exposed the main concepts of Aristotle's thought and his most importants works. Some interpretations of Aristotle's assertions are rebutted in favor of rival conceptions. The author himself gave his understandings about Aristotle's works. Reading this small book, one has a pretty decent view about aristotelian thought and can, if wanted, submerges in his philosophy.

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Aristotle, explained and defended

Aristotle, explained and defended

a great listen, covers much and helps us know aristotle and his legacy

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Limited perspective on Aristotle

Fails to take into account recent to scholarship by people like Brogan and Sheehan, who argue (based on extensive work by Heidegger) that Aristotle was a proto- phenomenologist. This new reading changes our understanding of Aristotle and of Western history, and should be included in any introduction.

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