Â Aristotle Õ Download by ☆ A.E. Taylor
Â Aristotle Õ Download by ☆ A.E. Taylor Old books are the best books.
Unabridged Reprinting Of The Revised Edition Published InIt S Been Completely Reset Contains A New Index Especially Compiled For This Edition By Geoffrey Mott Smith In This Brilliantly Written Popular Account, The Foremost Platonist Examines Aristotle S Theories, Historical Background, Influence Present Day Application Dr Taylor Covers The Greek Philosopher S Thoughts On Classification Of The Sciences Scientific Method Formal Logic Induction Theory Of Knowledge The Four Causes Motion Its Eternity God Terrestrial Bodies MuchLife WorksThe Classification Of The Sciences Scientific MethodFirst Philosophy Physics Practical PhilosophyIndex A revised edition of Taylor s 1919 publication, this is an excellent, concise, readable 111 pages overview of Aristotle s thought which should greatly help the non specialist Taylor breaks Aristotle down into scientific method, first philosophy, physics and practical philosophy which includes not just ethics, but a theory of the state There is also an introductory chapter on Aristotle s life and worksI liked how Taylor showed Aristotle s debt to his teacher and mentor Plato regarding nous , or intuition, Taylor remarks Aristotle holds that the knowledge of the principles of science is not itself science demonstrated knowledge but what he calls intelligence and we may call intellectual intuition Thus his doctrine is distinguished from empiricism the doctrine that universal principles are proved by particular facts Aristotle does littlethan repeat the Platonic view This seems to me a good enough starting point into Aristotle s thought as any With an especially clear style, Taylor takes us through writings on metaphysics, epistemology, physics, and ethics He breaks down each section with a short exposition of an idea and often relates it back to Plato and predecessors He also sometimes injects his own opinions, often critical of Aristotle, either pointing a missing ingredient, an overstatement, or simply a choice of premises which end up being wrong Taylor is most critical of A Physics which he said have blinded so his successors that it took a thousand year to recover the right path, already established in Plato time, of the move ability of the earth The most interesting sections were the ones on theory of knowledge and first philosophy, which are well worth studyin Interesting biography, made me question many of my assumptions about the great philosopher scientist Will have to study the subjectin the future.
Taylor was an early 20th c Platonist with a couple weird takes on Plato he believed that no development took place in the ideas of this great thinker during his half century of writing and he believed Plato never put an idea in his character Socrates mouth that didn t belong to the historical Socrates It s hard to imagine how anyone familiar with the Platonic corpus and its context could hold these views So Taylor was an intelligent, well educated guy with weird judgment In this book we find in numerous places that Taylor had something a lot like contempt for Aristotle Let s assume his weird views on Plato were considered plausible a century ago why would he be asked to write a brief introduction to the thought of someone he disliked so much But he was and he did And if you re unfamiliar with Aristotle, this little bo
Brief but great book about Aristotle A decent and brief overview of Aristotle s life and thoughts I would have appreciated ifeffort was taken to put his work into the historical context of scientific developments before and after his time so as to better understand his influence and innovation It was interesting to read about some of the ways see quote below in which he made bad conclusions, and the impact this had on scientific progression This got me to reflect on the idea of public intellectuals making claims beyond their area of expertise, and the trouble this can lead to So far, the spheres , then, were a mere kinematical hypothesis What Aristotle did, and it is perhaps the most retrograde step ever taken in the history of a science, was to convert the mathematical hypothesis into physical fact The spheres become with him real bodies, and as none of the bodies we are familiar with exhibit any