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Metaphysics Books B and K 1-2 : Books B and K 1-2 - Aristotle .

Metaphysics Books B and K 1-2

Books B and K 1-2

By: Aristotle ., Arthur Madigan (Translator)

Paperback Published: 1st November 1999
ISBN: 9780198751069
Number Of Pages: 232

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Arthur Madigan presents a clear, accurate new translation of the third book (Beta) of Aristotle's Metaphysics, together with two related chapters from the eleventh book (Kappa). Madigan's accompanying introduction and commentary give detailed guidance to these texts, in which Aristotle sets out what he takes to be the main problems of metaphysics or 'first philosophy' and assesses possible solutions to them; he takes his starting-point from the work of earlier philosophers, especially Plato and some of the Presocratics. These texts serve as a useful introduction both to Aristotle's own work on metaphysics and to classical metaphysics in general; they are also a good example of Aristotle's dialectical method, which reasons not from known truths but from reputable opinions.

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"Madigan's volume accomplishes what it aims to do...with its close and careful consideration of the text and its many new proposals for reading specific passages, this volume will be greatly appreciated by those undertaking their own serious study..."--The Review of Metaphysics

Introduction; Translation; Commentary; Notes on the Text and Translation; Bibliography; Glossaries; Indexes.

ISBN: 9780198751069
ISBN-10: 0198751060
Series: Clarendon Aristotle Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 1st November 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.87  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.29