features a revised translation (with little editorial intervention),
expanded notes (including a summary of the argument of each chapter), an
expanded Introduction, and a revised glossary.
Sequentially numbered endnotes provide the information most needed at each juncture, while a detailed Index of Terms indicates places where focused discussion of key notions occurs. A general Introduction prepares the reader for the work that lies ahead, explaining what sort of work it is and what sort of evidence it relies on.
difficult work comes close to the standard of accuracy and readability
set here by C.D.C. Reeve. The ideal choice for students and scholars
alike, this volume provides the reader with more of the resources needed
to understand Aristotle's argument than any other edition. An
introductory essay by Reeve situates Politics in Aristotle's
overall thought and offers an engaging critical introduction to its
central argument. A detailed glossary, footnotes, bibliography, and
indexes provide historical background, analytical assistance with
particular passages, and a guide both to Aristotle's philosophy and to
scholarship on it.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
This new edition of the Politics retains and adds to Lord’s already extensive notes, clarifying the flow of Aristotle’s argument and identifying literary and historical references. A glossary defines key terms in Aristotle’s philosophical-political vocabulary. Lord has made revisions to problematic passages throughout the translation in order to enhance both its accuracy and its readability. He has also substantially revised his introduction for the new edition, presenting an account of Aristotle’s life in relation to political events of his time; the character and history of his writings and of the Politics in particular; his overall conception of political science; and his impact on subsequent political thought from antiquity to the present. Further enhancing this new edition is an up-to-date selected bibliography.
Aristotle is well known for the precision with which he chooses his words, and in this elegant translation his work has found its ideal match. Bartlett and Collins provide copious notes and a glossary providing context and further explanation for students, as well as an introduction and a substantial interpretive essay that sketch central arguments of the work and the seminal place of Aristotle’s Ethics in his political philosophy as a whole.
The Nicomachean Ethics has engaged the serious interest of readers across centuries and civilizations—of peoples ancient, medieval, and modern; pagan, Christian, Muslim, and Jewish—and this new edition will take its place as the standard English-language translation.
Toute la pensée platonicienne reposait sur une union parfaitement intime entre la vie intellectuelle, morale et politique : la philosophie, par la science, atteint la vertu et la capacité de gouverner la cité. Tout cela se dissocie chez Aristote : le bien moral ou bien pratique, c'est-à-dire celui que l'homme peut atteindre par ses actions, n'a rien à voir avec cette Idée du Bien que la dialectique mettait au sommet des êtres ; la morale n'est pas science exacte comme les mathématiques, mais un enseignement qui vise à rendre les hommes meilleurs, et non seulement à leur donner des opinions droites sur les choses à rechercher ou à fuir, mais à les leur faire effectivement rechercher ou fuir.
Emile Brehier.Oeuvre de maturité, l'Ethique à Nicomaque est le grand texte de la morale aristotélicienne. A partir des notions de Vertu, de Courage, de Justice, de Plaisir, d'Amitié, etc., le philosophe définit l'architecture d'une sagesse à « hauteur d'homme » qui renoue avec l'esprit grec dont Platon s'était partiellement détaché. Le bonheur apparaît comme la « fin » véritable de l'existence, l'action étant alors le
« moyen » propre à l'atteindre. C'est pourquoi on peut dire qu'avec Aristote la morale revient dans le monde et fixe les normes d'un savoir-vivre qui réunit le plaisir et l'ascèse.
Révision de la traduction, commentaires et notes par Alfredo Gomez-Muller.
Throughout the work, Aristotle reveals not only a great intellect analyzing the nature of poetry, music, and drama, but also a down-to-earth understanding of the practical problems facing the poet and playwright. Now, in this inexpensive edition of the Poetics, readers can enjoy the seminal insights of one of the greatest minds in human history as he sets about laying the foundations of critical thought about the arts.
The ancients regarded rhetoric as the crowning intellectual discipline — the synthesis of logical principles and other knowledge attained from years of schooling. Modern readers will find considerable relevance in Aristotelian rhetoric and its focus on developing persuasive tools of argumentation. Aristotle's examinations of how to compose and interpret speeches offer significant insights into the language and style of contemporary communications, from advertisements to news reports and other media.
Avec les sophistes, le Logos se trouve coupé de toute relation avec l’Etre transcendant, il devient simplement le discours manié efficacement par l’individu habile et fort pour rendre convaincantes les opinions qu’il a intérêt à inculquer à ceux qu’il veut manipuler à sa guise. De là naît la rhétorique qui fait du verbe un instrument au service de la passion de l’individu ; elle enseigne à manier le discours de façon efficace sans poser le problème de la sincérité ou de la valeur de ce qui est dit.Jean Brun.
Probablement rédigée entre 329 et 323 av. J.-C., la Rhétorique fait partie des textes que l’enseignant Aristote destinait aux étudiants. Rompant avec les traditions de son temps, qui multipliaient les manuels de rhétorique où chacun était censé apprendre l’art de séduire les esprits, le philosophe entend montrer que la maîtrise des techniques du discours peut aussi devenir le moyen, non seulement de favoriser la justice ou de défendre la morale, mais encore d’aider au développement du savoir.
La Rhétorique est l’un des écrits essentiels de la philosophie occidentale.
Présentation de Michel Meyer.
Commentaires de Benoît Timmermans.
Révision de la traduction effectuée par Patricia Vanhemelryck.
Despite dating from the 4th century BC, The Art of Rhetoric continues to be regarded by many as the single most important work on the art of persuasion. As democracy began emerging in 5th-century Athens, public speaking and debate became an increasingly important tool to garner influence in the assemblies, councils, and law courts of ancient Greece. In response to this, both politicians and ordinary citizens became desperate to learn greater skills in this area, as well as the philosophy behind it. This treatise was one of the first to provide just that, establishing methods and observations of informal reasoning and style, and has continued to be hugely influential on public speaking and philosophy today.
Aristotle, the grandfather of philosophy, student of Plato, and teacher of Alexander the Great, was one of the first people to create a comprehensive system of philosophy, encompassing logic, morality, aesthetics, politics, ethics, and science. Although written over 2,000 years ago, The Art of Rhetoric remains a comprehensive introduction for philosophy students into the subject of rhetoric, as well as a useful manual for anyone today looking to improve their oratory skills of persuasion.
translation that will allow the reader to follow Aristotle's use of
crucial technical terms and to grasp the details of his argument. Unlike
anthologies that combine translations by many hands, this volume
includes a fully integrated set of translations by a two-person team.
The glossary -- the most detailed in any edition -- explains Aristotle's
vocabulary and indicates the correspondences between Greek and English
words. Brief notes supply alternative translations and elucidate
The Metaphysics is considered to be one of the greatest philosophical works. Its influence on the Greeks, the Muslim philosophers, the scholastic philosophers and even writers such as Dante, was immense. It is essentially a reconciliation of Plato's theory of Forms that Aristotle acquired at the Academy in Athens, with the view of the world given by common sense and the observations of the natural sciences. According to Plato, the real nature of things is eternal and unchangeable. However, the world we observe around us is constantly and perpetually changing. Aristotle’s genius was to reconcile these two apparently contradictory views of the world. The result is a synthesis of the naturalism of empirical science, and the rationalism of Plato, that informed the Western intellectual tradition for more than a thousand years.
Focus Philosophical Library translations are close to and are non-interpretative of the original text, with the notes and a glossary intending to provide the reader with some sense of the terms and the concepts as they were understood by Aristotle’s immediate audience.
This book brings together all four of these important texts, in thoroughly revised versions of the translations found in the authoritative complete works universally recognized as the standard English edition. Edited and introduced by two of the world’s leading scholars of ancient philosophy, this is an essential volume for anyone interested in the ethical thought of one of the most important philosophers in the Western tradition.
Focus Philosophical Library books are distinguished by their commitment to faithful, clear, and consistent translations of texts and the rich world part and parcel of those texts.
Modern readers are required to bring a keen sense of criticism to these writings. Although Aristotle incorporated some degree of experience and observation in his thinking, the root of his reasoning lies in the philosophical approach. The brilliance of the philosopher's mind and his articulate manner of expression, together with the fact that he was among the first to undertake an intellectually rigorous investigation of nature's basic properties, contribute to the historic value of this book. It remains a foundational work of modern science and philosophy and a key to understanding the work of subsequent theorists and scholars.
palabras se inicia el libro primero de la Metafísica de Aristóteles, una
de sus obras principales y la primera obra importante de la rama de
filosofía del mismo nombre.
El sujeto principal es el «ens qua ens» (el «ser en cuanto ser»), o el
ser comprendido como siendo. Examina lo que puede ser afirmado sobre
cualquier cosa que exista solo debido a su existencia y no debido a las
cualidades especiales que tiene. También cubre los distintos tipos de
causa, forma y materia, la existencia de objetos matemáticos y la de
The Oxford Translation of Aristotle was originally published in twelve volumes between 1912 and 1954. The revised edition contains the substance of the original translation, slightly emended in light of recent scholarship; three of the original versions have been replaced by new translations; and a new and enlarged selection of fragments has been added. The aim of the translation remains the same: to make the surviving works of Aristotle readily accessible to English-speaking readers.