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Metaphysics

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ISBN-10: 0198240872

ISBN-13: 9780198240877

Edition: 2nd 1993 (Revised)

Authors: Aristotle, Christopher Kirwan, Christopher Kirwan

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The books translated in this volume are fourth, fifth, and sixth in the traditional ordering of Aristotle's Metaphysics. The nature and scope of metaphysics are discussed in gamma and epsilon. A subtle examination of the principles of non-contradiction and excluded middle occupies the latter part of gamma. Delta is in the form of a philosophical lexicon. All three books contain important material on being, substance, `accident', unity, truth, cause, and other such concepts. The translation is very close to the Greek, as an aid to students who cannot check the English version against the original. It is followed by an interpretative and critical commentary. For this new edition Mr Kirwan has added a substantial section of further comment on several central issues, and considerably expanded the bibliography.
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Book details

List price: $55.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/9/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Aristotle, 384 B.C. - 322 B. C. Aristotle was born at Stagira, in Macedonia, in 384 B.C. At the age of 17, he went to Athens to study at Plato's Academy, where he remained for about 20 years, as a student and then as a teacher. When Plato died in 347 B.C., Aristotle moved to Assos, a city in Asia Minor, where a friend of his, Hermias, was ruler. After Hermias was captured and executed by the Persians in 345 B.C., Aristotle went to Pella, the Macedonian capital, where he became the tutor of the king's young son Alexander, later known as Alexander the Great. In 335, when Alexander became king, Aristotle returned to Athens and established his own school, the Lyceum Aristotle's works were lost in the West after the decline of Rome, but during the 9th Century A.D., Arab scholars introduced Aristotle, in Arabic translation, to the Islamic world. In the 13th Century, the Latin West renewed its interest in Aristotle's work, and Saint Thomas Aquinas found in it a philosophical foundation for Christian thought. The influence of Aristotle's philosophy has been pervasive; it has even helped to shape modern language and common sense. Aristotle died in 322 B.C.

Preface
Note on Second Edition
Metaphysics Book Gamma
Metaphysics Book Delta
Metaphysics Book Epsilon
Notes
Further Comments (1992)
Bibliography
Glossary
Index Locorum
Index of Names and Subjects