Tag: Teleology

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
  • Poetics

    - Aristotle. On Poetics. Translated by S. Benardete and M. Davis. South Bend, IN: St. Augustine Press, 2002.
    First lines: “I propose to treat of Poetry in itself and of its various kinds, noting the essential quality of each, to inquire into the structure of the plot as requisite to a good poem; into the number and nature of the parts of which a poem 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


  • Aims and Methods in Aristotle’s Politics

    - Rowe, Christopher J. “Aims and Methods in Aristotle’s Politics.” Classical Quarterly 27: 159-72, 1977.
    Excerpt: ” This originated in an attempt to come to terms with the problems which arise from the structure of the politics. It is no news to anyone who has the slightest familiarity with the politics that the work reads, to borrow a phrase of… More
  • Lexique de la “Poétique” d’Aristote

    - Wartelle, A. Lexique de la "Poétique" d'Aristote, Belles Lettres, Paris, 1985.
  • Averroes’ Middle Commentary on Aristotle’s Poetics

    - Butterworth, C.E. [ed.]. Averroes’ Middle Commentary on Aristotle’s Poetics. Princeton, 1986.
    Excerpt: “Emphasis on the political usefulness of poetics is the dominant theme of Averroes’s Short Commentary on Aristotle’s Poetics.  the began the treatise with a statement about the political uses to which the art of poetics might be… 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
  • Aristotle’s Teleological Theory of Tragedy and Epic

    - Held, G. F. Aristotle’s Teleological Theory of Tragedy and Epic. Heidelberg, 1995.
    Review: “In a helpful preface, Held  tells the reader exactly what to expect. In this book, “the 1st of 2 interconnected volumes,” he “proposes and defends and interpretation of Aristotle’s theory of tragedy,” and “defends the validity… More