Aristotle, great Greek philosopher, researcher, reasoner, and
writer, born at Stagirus in 384 BCE, was the son of Nicomachus, a
physician, and Phaestis. He studied under Plato at Athens and
taught there (367 47); subsequently he spent three years at the
court of a former pupil, Hermeias, in Asia Minor and at this time
married Pythias, one of Hermeias s relations. After some time at
Mitylene, in 343 2 he was appointed by King Philip of Macedon to be
tutor of his teen-aged son Alexander. After Philip s death in 336,
Aristotle became head of his own school (of Peripatetics ), the
Lyceum at Athens. Because of anti-Macedonian feeling there after
Alexander s death in 323, he withdrew to Chalcis in Euboea, where
he died in 322. Nearly all the works Aristotle prepared for
publication are lost; the priceless ones extant are
lecture-materials, notes, and memoranda (some are spurious). They
can be categorized as follows: I. Practical: "Nicomachean Ethics";
"Great Ethics" ("Magna Moralia"); "Eudemian Ethics"; "Politics";
"Oeconomica" (on the good of the family); "Virtues and Vices."
II. Logical: "Categories"; "On Interpretation"; "Analytics"
("Prior" and "Posterior"); "On Sophistical Refutations";
III. Physical: Twenty-six works (some suspect) including
astronomy, generation and destruction, the senses, memory, sleep,
dreams, life, facts about animals, etc.
IV. "Metaphysics" on being as being.
V. On Art: "Art of Rhetoric" and "Poetics."
VI. Other works including the "Athenian Constitution"; more
works also of doubtful authorship.
VII. Fragments of various works such as dialogues on philosophy
and literature; and of treatises on rhetoric, politics and
metaphysics. The Loeb Classical Library(r) edition of Aristotle is
in twenty-three volumes.
Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate?
Let us know about it.
Does this product have an incorrect or missing image?
Send us a new image.
Is this product missing categories?
Add more categories.
Review This Product
No reviews yet - be the first to create one!