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Aristotle
    #6183112 - 10/18/06 05:55 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

I've got to write a 10 page paper on Aritotle's influence on western philosophy for my Classical Philosophy class.

So my question is: do you guys know of any good books (I need 4 books minimum) or resources that has information on Aristotle? It can be on his life, his beliefs, or his impact on society. Any information is better than none. I plan on going to my library in a few days so any info would be appreciated!


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Re: Aristotle [Re: VoidOfsPg]
    #6183368 - 10/18/06 07:26 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Nichomachean Ethics

I'm not terribly well versed on Aristotle beyond that.


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Re: Aristotle [Re: VoidOfsPg]
    #6183428 - 10/18/06 07:39 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Well, now, what do you have so far?

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Re: Aristotle [Re: fireworks_god]
    #6183440 - 10/18/06 07:41 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

I'd do a rain-dance in the hopes that Paramemetic will respond with some infomation for you. :wink:

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Re: Aristotle [Re: fireworks_god]
    #6183455 - 10/18/06 07:45 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

I'd need more information on what in specific you're aiming for before I could recommend works. I'm not actually, sadly, as well versed in Aristotle as others.

Look into the original works, if you can, if only because those are more pure in form and appear more scholarly.

He did have several major influences on modern western philosophy, and I imagine there are several books discussing exactly that.

I appreciate the good word from fireworks_god. Sorry that I can't be more directly helpful. I'll let you know if I stumble upon anything pertinent.


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Re: Aristotle [Re: Paramemetic]
    #6183471 - 10/18/06 07:51 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Well, he messed up the raindance anyway, as it snowed here. :lol:

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Re: Aristotle [Re: Paramemetic]
    #6184014 - 10/18/06 10:18 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

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I'd need more information on what in specific you're aiming for before I could recommend works. I'm not actually, sadly, as well versed in Aristotle as others.

Look into the original works, if you can, if only because those are more pure in form and appear more scholarly.

He did have several major influences on modern western philosophy, and I imagine there are several books discussing exactly that.

I appreciate the good word from fireworks_god. Sorry that I can't be more directly helpful. I'll let you know if I stumble upon anything pertinent.




Well there really isn't anything specific yet. The topic is simply "Aristotle's Inlfuence on Western Philosophy". I'm open to pretty much anything as long as it goes along with the topic. All I have right now is this site:

http://www.utm.edu/research/iep/a/aristotl.htm

Is there a specific direction you'd recommend to make the paper either easier? Maybe there is a direction that there is more information on?


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Re: Aristotle [Re: VoidOfsPg]
    #6192026 - 10/20/06 08:04 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

I recommend a book by Jonathan Barnes on Aristotle (there are several). Aristotle: A Very Short Introduction, i found quite helpful.


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Re: Aristotle [Re: Mithril]
    #6192284 - 10/20/06 09:21 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Hopefully it isn't very much shorter than ten pages long. :lol:

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Re: Aristotle [Re: VoidOfsPg]
    #6192371 - 10/20/06 09:54 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Aristotle is arguably the most influential philosopher ever. He wrote volumes on on all the sciences from logic to physics, biology, ethics, aesthetics, metaphysics, epistemology, theology, law...


He was so influential that medieval writers referred to him simply as The Philosopher.


If I had to pick one area in which he was most influential, I would say it was his hylomorphic theory of reality. Hylomorphism was the scientific paradigm for about 1700 years until it was replaced by modern atomism. Interestingly enough, I think hylomorphism will soon be making a comeback as a theory to answer the absurdities presented by super-string theory.

I you are looking for an easy paper topic, you may wish to look toward his theory of efficient causality which implies the necessity of a Prime Mover. Every thing which is in motion is moved by something else which is also in motion. To avoid an infinite regress, one must postulate that there is one first mover who is himself unmoved...

Good luck with your paper.  :thumbup:

You have only ten pages. Pick a field of thought in which you are interested, and I can direct you to a primary text from Aristotle dealing with the subject.

I don't often check this forum, so feel free to PM me if I miss your post in this thread.  :smile:


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