Aristotle was born at Stageira, in the dominion of the kings of Macedonia, in 384 BC. For twenty years he studied at Athens in the Academy of Plato, on whose death in 347 he left, and, some time later, became tutor of the young Alexander the Great. When Alexander succeeded to the throne of Macedonia in 335, Aristotle returned to Athens and established his school and research institute, the Lyceum, to which his great erudition attracted a large number of scholars. After Alexander's death in 323, anti-Macedonian feeling drove Aristotle out of Athens, and he fled to Chalcis in Euboea, where he died in 322. His writings, which were of extraordinary range, profoundly affected the whole course of ancient and medieval philosophy, and they are still eagerly studied and debated by philosophers today. Very many of them have survived and among the most famous are the Ethics and the Politics.
It is quite interesting in that respect, but in the end it feels stylistically wrong.
In my experience, one of three publishers who consistently offer outstanding translations of classic philosophical and literary texts is Penguin Classics.
This is one of the great books which it is not easy, and not particularly fun to read.
I purchased this book for my son and he is very happy with it. It is well written and affordable. No complaints.Published 6 months ago by Demetrice Moore
I love the book. This book was in great condition. All the pages were so neat; no written, nothing as it was described.Published on December 11, 2011 by Matthew
I preface my remarks with two disclaimers. (1) I would not presume to "review" Aristotle, but I can superficially review this edition. (2) I do not know Greek. Read morePublished on October 14, 2010 by Richard P. Cember
Aristotle in any form is a tough read. However, this edition proves to be quite user friendly with the language and does not have commentaries that would interfere or try to... Read morePublished on July 4, 2010 by Anabel Montalbano
Aristotle my friend. I wish; I had known you. I would have
been your friend. Your treatises are works of pure genius,
and most relevant and age-less. Read more
Aristotle complements Plato as the second great philosophical master of the ancient world. Called simply 'The Philosopher' by many medievals because he exemplified philosophy,... Read morePublished on October 14, 2006 by Greg
This extraordinary text totally paved the way for the rest of Western metaphysics. It is a lucid text, though still difficult because of the complexity of the ideas. Read morePublished on June 11, 2006 by Steiner