Aristotle's Metaphysics


  1. ^ Aristotelis Opera by August Immanuel Bekker (1837)
  2. ^ Bertrand Russell said that “Aristotle is Plato diluted by common sense”. History of Western Philosophy, chapter 19.
  3. ^ Lawson-Tancred, introduction.
  4. ^ Lawson-Tancred.
  5. ^ W. D. Ross, Aristotle's Metaphysics (1953), vol. 1, p. xxxii.
  6. ^ e.g., in Movement of Animals 700b9.
  7. ^ Jonathan Barnes, "Life and Work" in The Cambridge Companion to Aristotle (1995), pp. 18-22."Farrago": Barnes, "Metaphysics" in The Cambridge Companion to Aristotle, p. 58.
  8. ^ Aristotle's Metaphysics (1953), vol. 1, p. xxiii.
  9. ^ Robert Maynard Hutchins (1952), Great Books of the Western World 8: Aristotle, p. 495.
  10. ^ E.g. J.A.K. Thomson, The Ethics of Aristotle, (Penguin, 1953) p. 13 and E. Barker The Political Thought of Plato and Aristotle (Dover, 1959) p. 65.
  11. ^ I read the Metaphysics [of Aristotle], but I could not comprehend its contents, and its author's object remained obscure to me, even when I had gone back and read it forty times and had got to the point where I had memorized it. In spite of this I could not understand it nor its object, and I despaired of myself and said, "This is a book which there is no way of understanding." But one day in the afternoon when I was at the booksellers' quarter a salesman approached with a book in his hand which he was calling out for sale. (...) So I bought it and, lo and behold, it was Abu Nasr al-Farabi's book on the objects of the Metaphysics.[probably the Kitab al-huruf, ed. by Muhsin Mahdi as Alfarabi's Book of Letters (Beyrouth, 1969).] I returned home and was quick to read it, and in no time the objects of that book became clear to me because I had got to the point of having memorized it by heart. (William E. Gohlam (ed.). The Life of Ibn Sina, Albany, State of New York University Press, 1974, pp. 33-35).
  12. ^ Cited by Foster, in his translation of Aquinas' commentary on the De Anima, Indiana 1994.

This content is from Wikipedia. GradeSaver is providing this content as a courtesy until we can offer a professionally written study guide by one of our staff editors. We do not consider this content professional or citable. Please use your discretion when relying on it.