Aristotle: A Contemporary Appreciation

Aristotle: A Contemporary Appreciation❰Download❯ ➾ Aristotle: A Contemporary Appreciation Author Henry Babcock Veatch – Bluevapours.co.uk Under the guidance of Professor Veatch Aristotle stands forth again as the philosopher who above all speaks simply and directly to the common sense of all mankind Today Professor Veatch believes the t Under the guidance of Professor Veatch Aristotle stands forth again as the philosopher who above all speaks simply and directly to the common sense of all mankind Today Professor Veatch believes the time may be ripe for a belated recognition that Aristotle is a truly live option in philosophyThe discussion begins with the Physics for Aristotle the discipline embracing all aspects of the natural world and examines Aristotle's doctrine of categories and his celebrated four causes Turning Aristotle: A MOBI :✓ to the De Anima Professor Veatch casts aside many errors of interpretation which have come about because of mistaken readings of the term soul and gives an intelligible account of Aristotle's psychology seen within the context of his system as a whole Next the varieties of human achievement are surveyed in Aristotelian terms with introductory discussions of the Ethics Politics and the Poetics Turning to the Metaphysics the author demonstrates that the uestion of the unity of subject matter in Aristotle's metaphysics does not warrant the great difficulty that has been made of it Finally reversing to good effect the traditional order Aristotelian logic is presented with superb clarity and ease.

Veatch was born in Evansville Indiana He obtained his PhD from Harvard University in and spent his career at Indiana University – Northwestern University – and Georgetown University – where he was Philosophy Department Chair from to He also had visiting professorships at Colby College Haverford College and St Thomas UniversityVeatch was active.

Aristotle: A Contemporary Appreciation Epub ð
  • Paperback
  • 214 pages
  • Aristotle: A Contemporary Appreciation
  • Henry Babcock Veatch
  • English
  • 14 October 2016
  • 9780253201744

10 thoughts on “Aristotle: A Contemporary Appreciation

  1. Michael Dorais says:

    This is a great little book on Aristotle I think you would find this most useful if you already had some exposure to philosophy and already have grappled a bit with uestions about realism and what are things objects essences etc and whether are they real or not and have been wondering if modern and postmodern thinking went wrong somewhere along the way Whether or not you agree with Aristotle or Veatch it is good to put the material presented in this book alongside your study of modern philosophers I for one think that much of modern philosophy can be mad useful if it is some how mapped to or checked against Aristotle's philosophy Aristotle is the philosopher of common sense so it is always comforting if after exploring the hall of mirrors of modern and postmodern philosophy to return to some sense that the way we see the world is pretty much the way it is I think that modern philosophy and the sciences have in some ways revealed some errors in Aristotle's philosophy but in my view what they have done is shed light on specific subtleties rather than completely overthrown Aristotle's philosophy After all we have to start with common sense philosophy to even begin to do modern philosophy and science And in the end we still have to live out our day to day lives with the furniture of the universe that is at our scale The commentary here is mine not a summary of Veatch's but I would not be surprised is some readers come away with perspectives similar to mine I have to confess that I am somewhat of a Kantian realist myself with a great deal of respect for Aristotle's philosophy which I think continues to be relevant Veatch's book is one that I plan on returning to for re reads in the future after pondering some other philosophers

  2. Erik says:

    Recommended by James Schall in Another Sort of Learning Chapter 7 as one of several books to uietly read to stir thoughts of the highest thingsRecommended by James Schall in Another Sort of Learning Chapter 13 as one of Four Other Books by Henry VeatchRecommended by James Schall in Another Sort of Learning Chapter 17 as one of Ten Books on Grace and Thought

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