Aristotle The Desire to Understand

ISBN-10: 0521347629

ISBN-13: 9780521347624

Edition: 1988

Authors: Jonathan Lear

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This is a philosophical introduction to Aristotle, and Professor Lear starts where Aristotle himself started. He introduces us to the essence of Aristotle's philosophy and guides us through all the central Aristotelian texts--selected from the Physics, Metaphysics, Ethics, Politics and the biological and logical works. The book is written in a direct, lucid style that engages the reader with the themes in an active and participatory manner. It will prove a stimulating introduction for all students of Greek philosophy and for a wide range of others interested in Aristotle as a giant figure in Western intellectual history.
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List price: $49.99
Copyright year: 1988
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/11/1988
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 342
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Considered one of the most independent and perceptive analysts of contemporary intellectual culture, Jonathan Lear has authored several thought-provoking works including Aristotle and Logical Theory; Aristotle: The Desire to Understand; Love and Its Place In Nature; A Philosophical Interpretation of Freudian Psychoanalysis; and Open Minded, among others. He is a member of the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago and has been recognized as John U. Nef Distinguished Service Professor.

Preface
The desire to understand
Nature
Change
Man's nature
Ethics and the organization of desire
Understanding the broad structure of reality
Select bibliography
Index
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