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The Oxford Handbook of Aristotle

Edited by Christopher Shields

Volume 1, issue Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780195187489
Published online November 2012 |

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Philosophy

The Oxford Handbook of Aristotle

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This book reflects the lively international character of Aristotelian studies, drawing contributors from across the globe, and including a preponderance of authors from the University of Oxford, which has been a center of Aristotelian studies for many centuries. It explores the broad range of activity Aristotelian studies comprise today, including 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 volume: 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. The book, 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 looks both backwards and forwards: two articles recount Aristotle's treatment of earlier philosophers, who proved formative to his own orientations and methods, and another three chart the long afterlife of Aristotle's philosophy: in Late Antiquity, in the Islamic World, and in the Latin West.

Keywords: Aristotelian studies; ethics; metaphysics; politics; logic; psychology; rhetoric; poetics; theology; Aristotle

Book.  744 pages. 

Subjects: philosophy

Index Terms: Categories (Cat.); De Interpretatione (DI); Prior Analytics (APr); Posterior Analytics (APo); Topics (Top.); Sophistical Refutations (SE); Physics (Phys.); De Caelo (DC); Generation and Corruption (Gen. et Corr.); Meteorology (Meteor.); DeAnima (DA); Parva Naturalia (PN); Parts of Animals (PA); Generation of Animals (GA); Metaphysics (Met.); Nicomachean Ethics (EN); Eudemian Ethics (EE); Politics (Pol.); Rhetoric (Rhet.); Fragments; Fragments of Aristotle’s lost dialogues are translated in the Revised Oxford Aristotle (Barnes, 1984: 2389–2426):; Abū Bishr Mattā:; Ackrill, John:; Adamson, Peter:; Ainsworth, Thomas:; Albertus Magnus:; Alcinous:; Alcuin of York:; Alexander of Aphrodisias:; Alexander the Great:; Al-Fārābī:; Al-Kindī:; Al-Rāzī:; Al-Sarakhsī:; Ammonius:; Anaxagoras:; Anaximander:; Anaximenes:; Annas, Julia:; Apostle, Hippocrates:; Apuleius:; Aquinas, Thomas:; Arcesilaus:; Arens, H.:; Arnim, Hans von:; Aubenque, Pierre:; Augustine:; Austin, J. L.:; Averroes:; Avicenna:; Bacon, Francis:; Bacon, Roger:; Balme, David:; Barnes, Jonathan:; Basil of Caesarea:; Baumer, Michael:; Beere, Jonathan:; Benson, Hugh:; Berg, Robert van der:; Bergmann, Gustav:; Berkeley, George:; Berti, Enrico:; Bertolacci, Amos:; Blair, G. A.:; Blank, David:; Blass, Friedrich:; Blumenthal, Henry:; Bódeüs, Richard:; Bodnar, Istvan:; Boethius:; Bolton, Robert:; Bonaventure:; Bonitz, Hermann:; Bordt, Michael:; Bos, A. P.:; Bostock, David:; Brentano, Franz:; Brito, Radulphus:; Broadie, Sarah Waterlow:; Bronstein, David:; Brown, Lesley:; Brunschwig, Jacques:; Buridan:; Burnyeat, Myles:; Bury, R. G.:; Bryson:; Callippus:; Carneades:; Cassirer, Heinrich:; Caston, Victor:; Cavini, Walter:; Chappell, Timothy:; Charles, David:; Charlton, William:; Cherniss, Harold:; Chiba, Kei:; Chiesa, Curzio:; Chroust:; Cicero:; Cleary, John:; Clement V, Pope:; Clifford, Hywel:; Code, Alan:; Cohen, S. Marc:; Cohen, Sheldon:; Coope, Ursula:; Cooper, John:; Corcilius, Klaus:; Corkum, Phil:; Corcoran, J.:; Côté, Antoine:; Crivelli, Paolo:; Currie, Bruno:; Dancy, Russell:; Duarte, Shane:; Democritus:; Descartes, René:; Devereux, Daniel:; De Vogel, D. J.:; Diogenes Laertius:; Dionysius of Halicarnassus:; Donini, Pier Luigi:; Dow, Jamie:; Düring, Ingemar:; Edelhoff, Ana Laura:; Empedocles:; Eudemus:; Euclid:; Everson, Stephen:; Falcon, Andrea:; Fazzo, Silvia:; Fine, Gail:; Fine, Kit:; Fodor Jerry:; Forster, Michael:; Fraenkel, Carlos:; Frede, Dorothea:; Frede, Michael:; Frege, Gottlob:; Furley, David:; Furth, Montgomery:; Gabbe, Myrna:; Gaiser, Konrad:; Galen:; Galileo:; Galton, Francis:; Garver, Eugene:; Gaskin, Richard:; Geach, Peter:; Gendlin, Eugene:; Gerson, Lloyd:; Gigon, Olof:; Gill, Mary Louise:; Gohlke, P.:; Gotthelf, Allan:; Graham, Daniel:; Gregoric, Pavel:; Gregory IX, Pope:; Grosseteste, Robert:; Grote, George:; Gutas, Dimitri:; Guthrie, W. K. C.:; Halliwell, Stephen:; Halper, Edward:; Hamelin, O.:; Hamlyn, D. W.:; Hardie, W. F. R.:; Harlfinger, Dieter:; Harte, Verity:; Haslanger, Sally:; Heath, Thomas:; Hegel, Georg:; Heidegger, Martin:; Hein, Christel:; Heinaman, Robert:; Henry of Ghent:; Heraclitus:; Hermias of Atarneus:; Hermippus:; Hicks, Robert:; Hintikka, Jaakko:; Hippocrates of Chios:; Hippocrates of Kos:; Hippon:; Homer:; Huby, Pamela:; Hume, David:; Hussey, Edward:; Hutchinson :; Iamblichus:; Ibn al-T.ayyib:; Ibn Bājja:; Ibn Ish.āq:; Ibn Sīnā:; Ierodiakonou, Katerina:; Irwin: Terence:; Jaeger, Werner:; Johansen, Thomas:; John of Mirecourt:; John of Salisbury:; Johnson, Frederick:; Johnson, Monte Ransom:; Janko, Richard:; Jones, Barrington:; Jost, Lawrence:; Jowett, Benjamin:; Judson, Lindsay:; Kahn, Charles:; Kant, Immanuel:; Kapp, Ernst:; Karamanolis, George:; Kenny, Anthony:; Keyt, David:; Kilwardby, Robert:; Kirwan, Christopher:; Kosman, L. A.:; Kraut, Richard:; Kretzmann, Norman:; Kullmann, Wolgang:; Kurfess, Hans:; Landor, Blake:; Lear, Gabriel Richardson:; Lear, Jonathan:; Lee, H.D.P:; Leibniz, Gottlieb:; Lennox, James:; Leszl, Walter:; Lewis, David:; Lewis, Frank:; Lewis, John:; Leucippus:; Leunissen, Mariska:; Lieb, H. H.:; Lloyd, Geoffrey:; Locke, John:; Long, A. A.:; Loux, Michael:; Lucas, D. W.:; Łukasiewicz, J.:; Maine, Henry:; Makin, Stephen:; Malcolm, Norman:; Malink, Marko:; Mansfeld, Jaap:; Mansion, Suzanne:; Marvell, Andrew:; Marx, Friedrich:; McDiarmid, John:; Melissus:; Mendell, Henry:; Menn, Stephen:; Meyer, Susan Sauvé:; Mignucci, Mario:; Miller, Fred:; Minio-Paluello, L:; Modrak, D. K.:; Mohr, Richard:; Montaigne, Michel de:; Moore, Adrian:; Moraux, Paul:; Moravscik, Julius:; Morison, Benjamin:; Morrison, Donald:; Moss, Jessica:; Mueller, Ian:; Nicomachus, father of Aristotle:; Nicomachus, son of Aristotle:; Nifo, Agostino:; Nussbaum, Martha:; Nuyens, François:; Ochi, Takashi:; Ockham, William:; Olivi, Peter John:; Olympiodorus:; Origen:; Owen, G. E. L.:; Owens, Joseph:; Pacius, Julius:; Parmenides:; Pasnau, Robert:; Patzig, Günther:; Pellegrin, Pierre:; Peramatzis, Michael:; Peter Auriol:; Phillips, Pamela:; Philoponus:; Plantinga, Alvin:; Plato:; Plotinus:; Polansky, Ronald:; Polanyi, Karl:; Pomponazzi, Pietro:; Porphyry:; Price, A. W.:; Primavesi, Oliver:; Prior, Arthur:; Proclus:; Proxenus:; Pseudo-Dionysius:; Ptolemy:; Putnam, Hilary:; Pyrrho of Elis:; Pythagoras:; Pythias:; Quarantotto, Diana:; Quine, W. V. O:; Rassow, H.:; Rawls, John:; Reeve, C. D. C.:; Rist, John:; Robertson, David:; Rorty, A. O.:; Rorty, Richard:; Ross, W. D.:; Rowe, Christopher:; Ryan, Eugene:; Saccheri, Geolamo:; Scaltsas, Theodore:; Scanlon, T. M.:; Scharle, Margaret:; Schiaparelli, Annamaria:; Schiaparelli,Giovanni:; Scott, Dominic:; Scotus, John Duns:; Sedley, David:; Seel, G.:; Sextus Empiricus:; Sharples, Robert:; Shields, Christopher:; Shields, Colin:; Shute, Richard:; Simplicius:; Sisko, John:; Smith, Robin:; Socrates:; Sophonias:; Sorabji, Richard:; Speusippus:; Stewart, J. A.:; Stevenson, J. G.:; Stout, Rowland:; Strawson, Peter:; Studtmann, Paul:; Spinoza, Benedict:; Striker, Gisela:; Suárez, Francisco:; Syrianus:; Takahashi, Kyuichiro:; Tannery, Paul:; Tarán, Leonardo:; Thales:; Themistius:; Theophrastus:; Thomason, R. H.:; Thompson, D’Arcy:; Timotheus of Athens:; Tönnies, Ferdinand:; Trendelenburg, Friedrich:; Tye, Michael:; Vasiliou, Iakovos:; Vlastos, Gregory:; Wallis, John:; Ward, Julie:; Wardy, Robert:; Wedin, Michael:; Wehrli, Fritz:; Weidemann, Hermann:; Whitaker, C. W. A.:; White, Michael:; White, Stephen:; Whiting, Jennifer:; Wians, William:; Wieland, Wolfgang:; William of Auvergne:; Williams, C. J. F.:; Williams, Steven:; Williamson, Timothy:; Witt, Charlotte:; Wolterstorff, Nicholas:; Xenocrates:; Xenophanes:; Yaḥyā Ibn Adī:; Zabarella, Jacob:; Zeller, Eduard:; Zeno:; Zimmerman, Fritz:; Zingano, Marco:; Abstraction:; Academy, Plato’s:; Accidents; Actuality:; Aitia, aition:; Aporiai:; Appearances:; Aretê:; Badness:; Being, to on:; Beliefs, accepted or reputable:; Bivalence:; Body:; Capacity:; Categories:; Catharsis:; Cause:; Change:; Co-incidence, co-incidentally, accidentally:; Constitution:; Constitution of the Athenians:; Cosmogony:; Deduction:; Definition:; Democracy:; Demonstration:; Determinism:; Development, Aristotle’s:; Dunamis:; Elements:; Emotion:; Endoxa (reputable materials, reputable opinions, noted opinions ):; Energeia:; Epistêmê:; Eristic:; Essence, to ti ên einai:; Eudaimonia:; Excellence:; Forms:; Friendship:; Goodness:; Happiness, eudaimonia:; Homonymy:; Hupokeimenon:; Hylomorphism:; Images:; Imitation:; Induction:; Infinity:; Intellect:; Justice:; Knowledge:; Law:; Lyceum:; Matter:; Mimêsis:; Mind, intellect, nous:; Multivocity, meant in many ways, said in many ways (pollachôs legomenon):; Nature, phusis:; Nous:; Opinions, noted, noteworthy, or reputable:; Organon:; Ousia:; Perception:; Persuasion:; Phainomena:; Phronêsis:; Phusis:; Pleasure:; Poetry:; Polis:; Pollachôs legomenon:; Potentiality, Capacity:; Practical wisdom, prudence, phronêsis:; Principle of Non-contradiction:; Propositions:; Prudence:; Psychê:; Purification, catharsis:; Puzzles:; Pythagoreans:; Scepticism:; Science (epistêmê):; Separation:; Slavery:; Sophia:; Soul:; Species:; Subject, substrate, hupokeimenon:; Substance, ousia:; Syllogism:; Teleology:; Thought:; Time:; To ti ên einai:; Tragedy:; Truth:; Unmoved mover(s), prime mover:; Virtue, aretê:; Wisdom:

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