Aristotle's De Anima has a claim to be the first systematic treatment of issues in the philosophy of mind, and also to be one of the greatest works on the subject. This volume provides an accurate translation of Books II and III, together with some sections of Book I; particular attention has been given to the translation of difficult terms, to help the student of philosophy who does not know Greek. A brief Introduction discusses Aristotle's approach to
his subject, while the Notes provide a continuous philosophical commentary on the text.Since the original publication of this volume, Aristotle's philosophy of mind has been the focus of lively scholarly debate; for this revised edition, Christopher Shields has added a substantial review
of this recent work, together with a new bibliography.
Hamlyn's notes provide a helpful running philosophical commentary on each passage translated. The translation throughout is clear and literal...This edition should be welcome in the libraries of those having interests in philosophy of mind or in Aristotelian scholarship./L.S. Carrier/Religious Studies Review Volume 23, Number 3 July 1997.