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Oxford Handbook of Aristotle (Christopher Shields) Paperback Book, (Oxford University Press, 2012) 9780190244842
Oxford Handbook of Aristotle (Christopher Shields) Paperback Book, (Oxford University Press, 2012) 9780190244842
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Title: Oxford Handbook of Aristotle

Author: Shields, Christopher

Additional Authors or Contributors: (ed)

Publisher: Oxford University Press; Publication Date: 2012

Paperback; ISBN: 9780190244842

Volumes: 1; Pages: 744

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The Oxford Handbook of Aristotle reflects the lively international character of Aristotelian studies, drawing contributors from the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy, Canada, and Japan; it also, appropriately, includes a preponderance of authors from the University of Oxford, which has been a center of Aristotelian studies for many centuries. The volume equally reflects the broad range of activity Aristotelian studies comprise today: such activity ranges from the primarily textual and philological to the application of broadly Aristotelian themes to contemporary problems irrespective of their narrow textual fidelity. In between these extremes one finds the core of Aristotelian scholarship as it is practiced today, and as it is primarily represented in this handbook: textual exegesis and criticism. Even within this more limited core activity, one witnesses a rich range of pursuits, with some scholars seeking primarily to understand Aristotle in his own philosophical milieu and others seeking rather to place him into direct conversation with contemporary philosophers and their present-day concerns. No one of these enterprises exhausts the field. On the contrary, one of the most welcome and enlivening features of the contemporary Aristotelian scene is precisely the cross-fertilization these mutually beneficial and complementary activities offer one another.

The volume, prefaced with an introduction to Aristotle's life and works by the editor, covers the main areas of Aristotelian philosophy and intellectual enquiry: ethics, metaphysics, politics, logic, language, psychology, rhetoric, poetics, theology, physical and biological investigation, and philosophical method. It also, and distinctively, looks both backwards and forwards: two chapters recount Aristotle's treatment of earlier philosophers, who proved formative to his own orientations and methods, and another three chapters chart the long afterlife of Aristotle's philosophy, in Late Antiquity, in the Islamic World, and in the Latin West.

Table of Contents


Notes on the Contributors

List of Aristotle's Works

I. Aristotle's Philosophical Milieu

1. Aristotle's Philosophical Life and Writings, Christopher Shields

2. Aristotle on Earlier Natural Science, Edward Hussey

3. Science and Scientific Inquiry in Aristotle: a Platonic Provenance, Robert Bolton

II. The Framework of Philosophy: Tools and Methods

4. Aristotle's Categorial Scheme, Paul Studtmann

5. De Interpretatione, Hermann Weidemann

6. Aristotle's Logic, Paolo Crivelli

7. Aristotle's Philosophical Method, C. D. C. Reeve

8. Aristotle on Heuristic Enquiry and Demonstration of What It Is, Kei Chiba

III. Explanation and Nature

9. Alteration and Persistence: Form and Matter in the Physics and De Generatione et Corruptione, S. Marc Cohen

10. Teleology, David Charles

11. Aristotle on the Infinite, Ursula Coope

12. The Complexity of Aristotle's Study of Animals, James Lennox

13. Aristotle on the Separability of Mind, Fred D. Miller, Jr.

IV. Being and Beings

14. Being qua Being, Christopher Shields

15. Substances, Coincidentals, and Aristotle's Constituent Ontology, Michael Loux

16. Actuality and Potentiality, Stephen Makin

17. Aristotle's Theology, Stephen Menn

18. Aristotle's Philosophy of Mathematics, David Bostock

V. Ethics and Politics

19. Conceptions of Happiness, Terence Irwin

20. Aristotle on Becoming Good: Habituation, Reflection, and Perception, Richard Kraut

21. Aristotle's Politics, Pierre Pellegrin

VI. Rhetoric and the Arts

22. Aristotle on the Moral Psychology of Persuasion, Christof Rapp

23. Aristotle on Poetry, Annamaria Schiaparelli and Paolo Crivelli

VII. After Aristotle

24. Meaning: Ancient Comments on Five Lines of Aristotle, Richard Sorabji

25. Aristotle in the Arabic Commentary Tradition, Peter Adamson

26. The Latin Aristotle, Robert Pasnau


Index Locorum

Index Nominum

Subject Index
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