Aristotle: The Desire to Understand by Jonathan Lear

By Jonathan Lear

it is a 1988 philosophical advent to Aristotle, and Professor Lear begins the place Aristotle himself begins. the 1st sentence of the Metaphysics states that each one humans through their nature wish to understand. yet what's it for us to be lively by means of this hope during this global? what's it for a creature to have a nature; what's our human nature; what needs to the area be prefer to be intelligible; and what needs to we be prefer to are aware of it systematically? via a attention of those questions Professor Lear introduces us to the essence of Aristotle's philosophy and courses us throughout the vital Aristotelian texts - chosen from the Physics, Metaphysics, Ethics, Politics and from the organic and logical works. The publication is written in an immediate, lucid type which engages the reader with the topics in an lively, participatory manner.

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