Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Aristotle 6th Edition

3.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0415328579
ISBN-10: 0415328578
Why is ISBN important?
ISBN
This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work.
Scan an ISBN with your phone
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
Trade in your item
Get a $2.00
Gift Card.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Buy used On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
$34.37 On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
Buy new On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
$42.95 On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
More Buying Choices
25 New from $33.32 20 Used from $28.35
Free Two-Day Shipping for College Students with Amazon Student Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student


Amazon Book Review
The Amazon Book Review
Discover what to read next through the Amazon Book Review. Learn more.
$42.95 FREE Shipping. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Frequently Bought Together

  • Aristotle
  • +
  • Aristotle: Selections
Total price: $70.95
Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

David Ross QC is an eminent advocate with extensive experience in trials and appeals throughout Australia. He has taught advocacy in many countries.

Oxford University
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE


Product Details

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 6th edition (November 25, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415328578
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415328579
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,725,838 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

5 star
0%
4 star
50%
3 star
50%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See both customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

By Jonathan Aquino on January 2, 2011
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This book is a good companion book if you are puzzling through Aristotle's original texts and need help figuring out what he is saying. But for the beginner who just wants Aristotle's ideas and does not want to read Aristotle's original texts, this book is not good.

Consider this example: "In the notion of the possible two moments are included. The possible must be something that involves no impossible consequence; but also it must be something whose contrary is not necessarily false. It is thus not the contradictory of the impossible; it is that which is neither impossible nor necessary, and in view of the latter characteristic 'A may be B' is convertible with 'A may not be B'."

Note that Ross assumes that the reader knows the meaning of the technical terms "contrary", "contradictory", "moments", "convertible". Thus, no explanation is given.

For the layman with no philosophical training, Aristotle For Everybody is an easy to understand, if oversimplified, summary of Aristotle's ideas. I have also heard good things about Aristotle: The Desire To Understand, but I haven't read it.

Ross's book seems to be more of a key to the original texts, to be read as a supplement to the original texts.

It may be that this chapter on Logic which I am currently reading is hard for the beginner to understand, and that later chapters are more intelligible. The Introduction does say that "the general reader...will be well advised not to read the book straight through, nor to start at the beginning; the easiest approach would be through the chapters on ethics and politics and then on philosophy of nature."
Comment 13 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
I was thoroughly looking forward to this book on Aristotle and was greatly dissappointed. The biographical sketch of Aristotle is meager (and admittedly may be all that is available) and 90% of the book is devoted to a detailed study of Aristotelian philosophy which is extremely tedious to read. Part of the problem is that the book was originally written in the 1920s using a style of writing that is clearly directed towards a graduate level study of Aristotle. The book is also full of typographical errors which is quite unacceptable for a book that is over 80 years old and in its 6th edition.

I imagine this book will be valuable for someone looking for an exhaustive (although ponderously written) study of Aristotelian philosophy, but everyone else will likely wish to save their hard earned money for something more enjoyable. We definitely need a modern look at Aristotle along the lines of Luis Navia's wonderful book on Socrates.
Comment 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Aristotle
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
This item: Aristotle