Retrieving Aristotle in an Age of Crisis

ISBN-10: 1438445180
ISBN-13: 9781438445182
Edition: 2013
Authors: David Roochnik
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List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 1/1/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 258
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

In this work, David Roochnik makes a lucid and powerful case that Aristotle offers a philosophical resource that even today can be of significant therapeutic value.

Acknowledgments
A Note to the Reader
Prologue
Introduction: Why Aristotle Matters.
The Stars Are Eternal.
There Are Only Three Dimensions.
Threeness Determines Wholeness.
There Are Four Elements.
Elements Naturally Move to Their Natural Place.
The Circle Is Perfect.
The Body Moving in Circular Orbit Is Eternal.
History Is More or Less Bunk.
Religion Bears Witness to the Truth.
Nature is Purpose.
Teleology Is Good Science.
Intelligent Design Isn't All Stupid.
Some Beings Are Natural; Others Are Not.
Form Is Nature More than Matter.
Form Is More Divine than Matter.
Nature Is Hierarchical.
To Understand Nature, Study Its Best Examples.
The Finite Is Better than the Infinite.
Good Science Appreciates Things as They Are.
Being Is Good.
Metaphysics Is Onto-Theology.
There Are Substances Out There.
We Know a Substance When We See One.
God Is Alive and Good.
To Stand Firmly on the Side of Life.
Truth Is Easy.
If the Eye Were an Animal, Vision Would Be Its Soul.
The World Is Nourishing.
Perceiving Is Like Eating.
We Are Wrong More Often than Not.
Thinking Is Like Perceiving (Which Is Like Eating).
We Can Say What We Think.
We "Truth" the World.
The Theoretical Life Is Divine.
Life Is Meaningful.
Happiness Is Objective.
Good Life Comes from Good Habits.
Freedom Isn't All It's Cracked Up To Be.
Moral Evaluation Requires Stories.
Smart Moral People Are Better than Dumb Moral People.
Lack-of-Leisure Is for the Sake of Leisure.
The�ria Is Not "Contemplation."
Enough Is Enough.
The Best City Needs the Best Life.
The Practical Life Is Not the Best.
Natural Slavery Is Justified.
A Woman's Place Is in the Home.
Small, but Not Too Small, Is Beautiful.
War Is for the Sake of Peace.
Philosophy Cures.
Epilogue
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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