Though Aristotle is universally acknowledged as having a mighty influence on the history of philosophy, large parts of his writings are often thought to be interesting to nobody except the historian. This includes those treatises known as the theoretical works (preeminently the Metaphysics, Physics, De Anima, and Posterior Analytics). However, the contributions in this book show that these old treatises are still profound resources for philosophical inquiry. Not only do they tell us an education about the origins of our ideas, but equally they express insights that always stand in need of reinterpretation, and thus challenge our understanding. That challenge to understanding - and ultimately the desire for self-understanding, the desire to know what stands at the source of thinking itself - this was at the heart of the Greek ideal of philosophy, and some would say that this is still the task of philosophy. The essays included here cover a wide range of topics, including Aristotle's treatment of non-contradiction, the tension between his conceptions of knowledge and being, the complexity of the term 'potency,' and the relation between psychology and physics.
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James Oldfield is a doctoral student in philosophy at Boston College. His dissertation is concerned with the phenomenology of moral psychology, especially the relationship between guilt and the motivation of free action in accord with obligation. He has interests in 20th Century phenomenology and hermeneutics, in Greek philosophy, in axiology and aesthetics, and in mind and perception.
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Book Description Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1443839639