Aristotle: The Desire to Understand by Jonathan Lear

By Jonathan Lear

this can be a 1988 philosophical advent to Aristotle, and Professor Lear starts off the place Aristotle himself starts off. the 1st sentence of the Metaphysics states that each one people via their nature wish to understand. yet what's it for us to be lively through this hope during this global? what's it for a creature to have a nature; what's our human nature; what needs to the realm be wish to be intelligible; and what needs to we be wish to know it systematically? via a attention of those questions Professor Lear introduces us to the essence of Aristotle's philosophy and courses us in the course of the crucial Aristotelian texts - chosen from the Physics, Metaphysics, Ethics, Politics and from the organic and logical works. The publication is written in a right away, lucid kind which engages the reader with the topics in an lively, participatory manner.

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