Tag: Contemplation

Major Works

  • Politics

    - Aristotle: The Politics. trans. Carnes Lord, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1984
    First lines: “Every state is a community of some kind, and every community is established with a view to some good; for mankind always act in order to obtain that which they think good. But, if all communities aim at some good, the state or political… More
  • Nicomachean Ethics

    - Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics. Robert Bartlett and Susan Collins trans. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011
    First lines of the Ethics: “Every art and every inquiry, and similarly every action and pursuit, is thought to aim at some good; and for this reason the good has rightly been declared to be that at which all things aim. But a certain difference is… More
  • The Metaphysics of Aristotle

    - The Metaphysics of Aristotle, trans Joe Sachs Green Lion Press: 1999
    From the publisher: Joe Sachs has followed up his brilliant translation of Aristotle’s Physics with a new translation of Metaphysics. Sachs’s translations bring distinguished new light onto Aristotle’s works, which are foundational to… More
  • De Anima

    - De Anima: On the Soul and On Memory and Recollection trans. Joe Sachs Green Lion Press, 2001
    from Joe Sachs’s introduction to On the Soul: “The inner life of the animal presents itself to us in its outer activity, and teaches us that we too dwell innately in our bodies. When the bird flies away, and doesn’t bump into the branches… More


  • Perceiving that We Perceive

    - L. A. Kosman, “Perceiving that We Perceive,” Philosophical Review, 1975.
    Excerpt: “In the opening sections of on the soul, Aristotle presents an account of what appears to be a mode of perceptual self consciousness, the awareness on our part that we are, when seeing or hearing, for example, seeing or hearing. I shall 1st… More
  • The Aporematic Approach to Primary Being in Metaphysics Z

    - Alan Code, "The Aporematic Approach to Primary Being in Metaphysics Z ” Journal of Philosophy, 1982.
    Excerpt: “Philosophy begins in wonder, or astonishment. We start out by wondering about problems that are ‘there,’ ready at hand for us as human beings. The natural response is flight from ignorance. Ignorance is simply the privatization of… More
  • Aristotle: The Desire to Understand

    - Lear, J. Aristotle: The Desire to Understand, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1988.
    Excerpt: “Aristotle’s Metaphysics begins: ‘All men by nature desire to know. And indication of this is the delight we take in our senses; for even apart from their usefulness they are loved for themselves; and above all others the sense of… More
  • Ideas and Forms of Tragedy from Aristotle to the Middle Ages

    - Kelly, H. A. Ideas and Forms of Tragedy from Aristotle to the Middle Ages. Cambridge, 1993.
    Excerpt: “In any modern discussion of tragedy, Aristotle  almost always has some role to play, whether on center stage or whispering from the wings. But the poetics was not known to Latin antiquity and it was badly misunderstood or neglected when it… More
  • Action and Contemplation: Studies in the Moral and Political Thought of Aristotle

    - Bartlett R, and Collins S. eds Action and Contemplation: Studies in the Moral and Political Thought of Aristotle, Albany: Suny Press, 1999.
    “This book not only contains a set of first-rate essays on Aristotle, but it also supplies the context in which readers can be convinced that Aristotle, after several centuries, is once again relevant and useful. If I were looking for one book that… More
  • Aristotle and the Philosophy of Friendship

    - Pangle, Loraine. Aristotle and the Philosophy of Friendship. Cambridge: Cambridge U. Press, 2002.
    Excerpt: “The phenomenon of kinship, with its richness and complexity, its ability to support but also at times to undercut virtue, and the promise it holds out of bringing together into one happy union so much of what is highest and so much of what is… More
  • One and Many in Aristotle’s Metaphysics

    - Halper, Edward,  One and Many in Aristotle’s Metaphysics, Alpha - Delta, Parmenides Press, 2009.
    From the publisher: Edward Halper’s three-volume One and Many in Aristotle’s ‘Metaphysics’ contends that Aristotle argues for his central metaphysical doctrines by showing that they alone resolve various versions of what is known as “the… More
  • Prayers to the God of Aristotle’s Metaphysics

    - Halper, Yehuda, "Prayers to the God of Aristotle's Metaphysics: Tefillot Siyyum for Chapters of Book Δ of Aristotle’s Metaphysics," Zutot, 2011.
  • Aristotle’s Teaching in the “Politics” by Thomas Pangle

    - Pangle, Thomas. Aristotle’s Teaching in the “Politics.” Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013.
    In this work, Thomas Pangle offers a detailed, brilliant interpretation of Aristotle’s Politics, that argues, among other things, that “Aristotle’s public theorizing about political practice is a highly self-conscious form of political… More


  • Metaphysics

    - International Catholic University video clip from a course by Ralph McInerny on the Metaphysics of Aristotle.
  • Heidegger, Aristotle, and the Legacy of Philosophy

    - William McNeill, professor of Philosophy at DePaul University, Chicago, speaks at the annual philosophy lecture series at CUA. September 23, 2011.
  • Aristotle’s De Anima and the Possibility of Thinking Being

    - Edward Halper of the University of Georgia lectures on Aristotle's De Anima. This is part of the School of Philosophy's Fall Lecture Series on Aristotle, Fall 2012.
  • Aristotle’s God

    - Lecture 3, Aristotle's God, of PHL 354/CTI 335, History of Christian Philosophy, The University of Texas at Austin, Spring 2013