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The Nicomachean Ethics, Metaphysics, Poetics, The Rhetoric & The Poetics of Aristotle, Physics, The Art of Rhetoric, The Basic Works of Aristotle, De Anima (On the Soul), Politics, The Complete Works: The Revised Oxford Translation, Vol. 1
Metaphysics Greek is one of the principal works of Aristotle amp the first major work of the branch of philosophy with the same name The principal subject is being qua being or being understood as being It examines what can be asserted about anything that exists just because of its existence amp not because of any special qualities it has Also covered are different kinds of causation form amp matter the existence of mathematical objects amp a prime mover God, For many centuries Aristotle s Physics was the essential starting point for anyone who wished to study the natural sciences Now in the first translation into English since Aristotle s thought is presented accurately with a lucid introduction and extensive notes to explain the general structure of each section of the book and shed light on particular problems It simplifies and expands the style of the original making for easier reading and better comprehension, i The plot is the source and the soul of tragedy i br br In his near contemporary account of Greek tragedy Aristotle examines the dramatic elements of plot character language and spectacle that combine to produce pity and fear in the audience and asks why we derive pleasure from this apparently painful process Taking examples from the plays of Aeschylus Sophocles and Euripides The Poetics introduces into literary criticism such central concepts as i mimesis i imitation i hamartia i error and i katharsis i purification Aristotle explains how the most effective tragedies rely on complication and resolution recognition and reversals centring on characters of heroic stature idealized yet true to life One of the most powerful perceptive and influential works of criticism in Western literary history the i Poetics i has informed serious thinking about drama ever since br br Malcolm Heath s lucid English translation makes the i Poetics i fully accessible to the modern reader It is accompanied by an extended introduction which discusses the key concepts in detail and includes suggestions for further reading, i One swallow does not make a summer neither does one day Similarly neither can one day or a brief space of time make a man blessed and happy i br br In the i Nicomachean Ethics i Aristotle sets out to examine the nature of happiness He argues that happiness consists in activity of the soul in accordance with virtue for example with moral virtues such as courage generosity and justice and intellectual virtues such as knowledge wisdom and insight i The Ethics i also discusses the nature of practical reasoning the value and the objects of pleasure the different forms of friendship and the relationship between individual virtue society and the State Aristotle s work has had a profound and lasting influence on all subsequent Western thought about ethical matters br br J A K Thomson s translation has been revised by Hugh Tredennick and is accompanied by a new introduction by Jonathan Barnes This edition also includes an updated list for further reading and a new chronology of Aristotle s life and works br br Previously published as i Ethics i