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Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Aristotle and the Metaphysics

ISBN 9780415251488
Published April 8, 2004 by Routledge
360 Pages

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Book Description

Aristotles' 'Metaphysics' is one of the most important texts in Ancient Philosophy. This GuideBook looks at the Metaphysics thematically and takes the student through the main arguments found in the text. The book introduces and assesses Aristotle's life and the background to the Metaphysics, the ideas and text of the Metaphysics and Aristotle's philosophical legacy.

Table of Contents

1. Aristotle's Metaphysics  2. Metaphysics as the Science of the Ultimate Explanations of all Things  3. Metaphysics as the Science of Being, Qua Being, Primary being and Non-Primary Being  4. The Principle of Non-Contradiction  5. The Search for Primary Being  6. The First Cause of Change, God  7. The Criticism of Plato's Theory of Forms

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Vasilis Politis is lecturer of philosophy at Trinity College Dublin.


"an engaging, thought-provoking, coherent interpretation of Aristotle's metaphysical writings..."

Stasinos V. Stavrianeas, Philosophical Books