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Aristotle S Way

Author : Edith Hall
ISBN : 9780735220812
Genre : Philosophy
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From renowned classicist Edith Hall, ARISTOTLE'S WAY is an examination of one of history's greatest philosophers, showing us how to lead happy, fulfilled, and meaningful lives Aristotle was the first philosopher to inquire into subjective happiness, and he understood its essence better and more clearly than anyone since. According to Aristotle, happiness is not about well-being, but instead a lasting state of contentment, which should be the ultimate goal of human life. We become happy through finding a purpose, realizing our potential, and modifying our behavior to become the best version of ourselves. With these objectives in mind, Aristotle developed a humane program for becoming a happy person, which has stood the test of time, comprising much of what today we associate with the good life: meaning, creativity, and positivity. Most importantly, Aristotle understood happiness as available to the vast majority us, but only, crucially, if we decide to apply ourselves to its creation--and he led by example. As Hall writes, "If you believe that the goal of human life is to maximize happiness, then you are a budding Aristotelian." In expert yet vibrant modern language, Hall lays out the crux of Aristotle's thinking, mixing affecting autobiographical anecdotes with a deep wealth of classical learning. For Hall, whose own life has been greatly improved by her understanding of Aristotle, this is an intensely personal subject. She distills his ancient wisdom into ten practical and universal lessons to help us confront life's difficult and crucial moments, summarizing a lifetime of the most rarefied and brilliant scholarship.
Category: Philosophy

Heidegger And Aristotle

Author : Walter A. Brogan
ISBN : 0791483010
Genre : Philosophy
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Interprets Heidegger’s phenomenological reading of Aristotle’s philosophy.
Category: Philosophy

The Ways Of Aristotle

Author : Olav Eikeland
ISBN : 3039114719
Genre : Philosophy
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Aristotle has been continuously at the frontier of philosophical reflection for almost 2400 years. Throughout the 20th century the influence of his practical philosophy has been growing. His -non-modernist- concept of "phronesis" or practical wisdom is attracting increasing interest as an alternative to both -modernism- and -post-modernism-. This book is a meticulous study of Aristotle's "phronesis" and its applications to the fields of personal development or character formation and of ethical virtues. It also relates "phronesis" to the wider context of Aristotle's theoretical philosophy and of his different ways of knowing, and to both theoretical and practical concerns within modern social and action research. The whole of Aristotle's thinking is radically practice-based and directed. However, it never loses its theoretical focus. His theoretical philosophy is fundamentally dialogical. Hence, the relevance of Aristotelian thinking is striking for the current reconfigurations in the social organisation of learning and knowledge production."
Category: Philosophy


Author : George Grote
ISBN : OXFORD:600094207
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Aristotle And The Science Of Nature

Author : Andrea Falcon
ISBN : 0521854393
Genre : Philosophy
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Exploration of Aristotle's philosophy of nature in the light of scholarly insights.
Category: Philosophy

Aristotle S Modal Logic

Author : Richard Patterson
ISBN : 0521522331
Genre : Philosophy
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This 1995 book argues that a proper understanding of Aristotle's modal logic requires an appreciation of its connection to the metaphysics.
Category: Philosophy

The Routledge Guidebook To Aristotle S Nicomachean Ethics

Author : Gerard J Hughes
ISBN : 9781136181245
Genre : Philosophy
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Written by one of the most important founding figures of Western philosophy, Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics represents a critical point in the study of ethics which has influenced the direction of modern philosophy. The Routledge Guidebook to Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics introduces the major themes in Aristotle’s great book and acts as a companion for reading this key work, examining: The context of Aristotle’s work and the background to his writing Each separate part of the text in relation to its goals, meanings and impact The reception the book received when first seen by the world The relevance of Aristotle’s work to modern philosophy, its legacy and influence. With further reading included throughout, this text is essential reading for all students of philosophy, and all those wishing to get to grips with this classic work.
Category: Philosophy