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Description - The Metaphysics by Aristotle

In The Metaphysics, Aristotle laid the foundations for one of the central branches of Western philosophy. Aristotle was always passionately interested in natural phenomena. Yet when he joined Plato's Academy as a 17-year-old in the mid-360s BC, he was taught the 'idealist' doctrine that what we perceive is just a pale reflection of the true reality. After a sharp reaction against Platonism, he achieved in The Metaphysics an extraordinary synthesis, integrating the natural and rational aspects of the world. In so doing he probed some of the deepest questions of philosophy- What is existence? How is change possible? Are there things which must exist for anything else to exist at all? The seminal notion of 'substance' and associated concepts of matter and form, essence and accident and potentiality and actuality have had a profound influence upon Western thought. Lawson-Tancred's new translation achieves a readability absent from earlier versions, and in an introductory essay he highlights the central themes of one of philosophy's supreme masterpieces.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780140446197
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 23mm)
Pages: 528
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Oct-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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