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The Ethics of Ontology
The Ethics of Ontology (August 2004)
Rethinking an Aristotelian Legacy
Christopher P. Long - Author

A novel rereading of the relationship between ethics and ontology in Aristotle.

Concerned with the meaning and function of principles in an era that appears to have given up on their possibility altogether, Christopher P. Long traces the paths of Aristotle's thinking concerning finite being from the Categories, through the Physics, to the Metaphysics, and ultimately into the Nicomachean Ethics...(Read More)
Aristotle (March 2003)
Otfried Höffe - Author
Christine Salazar - Translator

A comprehensive introduction to the life and work of Aristotle.

Aristotle belongs to the small class of philosophers who were not only influential in a particular field of philosophy but also shaped the profile of every philosophical discipline. In this book Otfried Höffe provides a comprehensive introduction to the life and work of Aristotle, covering well-known Aristotelian topics such as ethics, politics, and metaphys...(Read More)
Aristotle on False Reasoning
Aristotle on False Reasoning (March 2003)
Language and the World in the Sophistical Refutations
Scott G. Schreiber - Author

A comprehensive look at Aristotle's treatise on logical fallacies.
Presenting the first book-length study in English of Aristotle’s Sophistical Refutations, this work takes a fresh look at this seminal text on false reasoning. Through a careful and critical analysis of Aristotle’s examples of sophistical reasoning, Scott G. Schreiber explores Aristotle’s rationale for his taxonomy of twelve fallacy types. Contrary to certain m...(Read More)
Cognition of Value in Aristotle's Ethics
Cognition of Value in Aristotle's Ethics (July 2002)
Promise of Enrichment, Threat of Destruction
Deborah Achtenberg - Author

Argues that the central cognitive component of ethical virtue for Aristotle is awareness of the value of particulars.

With this new interpretation, Deborah Achtenberg argues that metaphysics is central to ethics for Aristotle and that the ethics can be read on two levels—imprecisely, in terms of its own dialectically grounded and imprecise claims, or in terms of the metaphysical terms and concepts that give the e...(Read More)
Ontology and the Art of Tragedy
Ontology and the Art of Tragedy (November 2001)
An Approach to Aristotle's Poetics
Martha Husain - Author

Argues for a reading of the Poetics in light of the Metaphysics.

Ontology and the Art of Tragedy is a sustained reflection on the principles and criteria from which to guide one's approach to Aristotle's Poetics. Its scope is twofold: historical and systematic. In its historical aspect it develops an approach to Aristotle's Poetics, which brings his distinctive philosophy of being to bear on the reception of this ...(Read More)
Revaluing Ethics
Revaluing Ethics (November 2001)
Aristotle's Dialectical Pedagogy
Thomas W. Smith - Author

Challenges influential interpretations of Aristotelian ethical and political philosophy.

Revaluing Ethics
criticizes the notion that the Nicomachean Ethics is a moral textbook written for an indeterminate audience. Rather, Smith argues that the Ethics is a pedagogy and so must be read in light of the demands imposed by teaching and learning about politics in a tradition. Smith claims that the Ethics initially seeks c...(Read More)
The Wisdom of Aristotle
The Wisdom of Aristotle (April 2001)
Carlo Natali - Author
Gerald Parks - Translator

Appearing in English for the first time, this is the definitive scholarly treatment on the role of practical reasoning in ethics.

This is a profound study of Aristotle's concept of phronesis, or practical wisdom. Carlo Natali critically reconsiders Aristotle's famous doctrine of contemplation, relating it to contemporary theories of the good life. In Book X of the Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle appears to cl...(Read More)
Aristotle on Artifacts
Aristotle on Artifacts (September 1999)
A Metaphysical Puzzle
Errol G. Katayama - Author

Investigates Aristotle's views on the ontological status of artifacts in the Metaphysics, with implications for a variety of metaphysical problems.

Previous commentators on the Metaphysics have attributed to Aristotle the belief that all living beings are substances. This book challenges the prevailing view by addressing the question of whether, according to Aristotle, artifacts are substances. By arguing ...(Read More)
The Glance of the Eye
The Glance of the Eye (March 1999)
Heidegger, Aristotle, and the Ends of Theory
William McNeill - Author

Argues that Heidegger's early reading of Aristotle provides him with a critical resource for addressing the problematic domination of theoretical knowledge in Western civilization.
William McNeill explores the phenomenon of the Augenblick, or "glance of the eye," in Heidegger's thought, and in particular its relation to the primacy of seeing and of theoretical apprehending (theoria) both in Aristotle and in the philosophical...(Read More)
Aristotle's Categories and Concerning Interpretation with Commentaries
Aristotle's Categories and Concerning Interpretation with Commentaries (January 1999)
Volume I The Organon
Kenneth A. Telford - Translated with introduction and commentary

Aristotle’s Categories and Concerning Interpretation, translated and with commentary.

Discoveries in Telford’s translations and commentaries on Greek philosophy are discoveries so basic and so important as to drastically change the significance of almost everything the Greeks said. These discoveries were made in two areas, Greek linguistics and philosophic and scientific procedure, whi...(Read More)
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