Aristotle: Philosophy in an Hour, Paul Strathern
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Paul Strathern

Aristotle: Philosophy in an Hour

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Philosophy for busy people. Read a succinct account of the philosophy of Aristotle in just one hour.
The philosophy of Aristotle dominated Western thought for over a thousand years. He had a mind that mastered all disciplines from mathematics to politics and had a continuing impact on every sphere of knowledge he touched. Above all, Aristotle is credited with the founding of logic. He divided human knowledge into separate categories, and enabled our understanding of the world to develop in a systematic fashion.
Here is a concise, expert account of Aristotle’s life and philosophical ideas – entertainingly written and easy to understand. Also included are selections from Aristotle’s work, suggested further reading, and chronologies that place Aristotle in the context of the broader scheme of philosophy.
45 printed pages

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Quotes

Medion
Medionhas quoted5 months ago
According to Aristotle, the syllogism showed that ‘when certain things are stated, it can be shown that something other than what is stated necessarily follows’. For example, if we make the following two statements:

All humans are mortal.

All Greeks are human.

It can be inferred that:

All Greeks are mortal.
Соня Верхотурова
Соня Верхотуроваhas quoted4 years ago
Plato’s approach to the world was essentially religious, Aristotle’s tended toward the scientific

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