Aristotle : the desire to understand  pbk.

Jonathan Lear

This is a 1988 philosophical introduction to Aristotle, and Professor Lear starts where Aristotle himself starts. The first sentence of the Metaphysics states that all human beings by their nature desire to know. But what is it for us to be animated by this desire in this world? What is it for a creature to have a nature; what is our human nature; what must the world be like to be intelligible; and what must we be like to understand it systematically? Through a consideration of these questions Professor Lear introduces us to the essence of Aristotle's philosophy and guides us through the central Aristotelian texts - selected from the Physics, Metaphysics, Ethics, Politics and from the biological and logical works. The book is written in a direct, lucid style which engages the reader with the themes in an active, participatory manner.

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  • Preface
  • 1. The desire to understand
  • 2. Nature
  • 3. Change
  • 4. Man's nature
  • 5. Ethics and the organization of desire
  • 6. Understanding the broad structure of reality
  • Select bibliography
  • Index.

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書名 Aristotle : the desire to understand
著作者等 Lear, Jonathan
巻冊次 pbk.
出版元 Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 1988
ページ数 xi, 328 p.
大きさ 22 cm
ISBN 0521347629
NCID BA03513231
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス