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Complete Works of Aristotle (Illustrated) (Delphi Ancient Classics Book 11)

Complete Works of Aristotle (Illustrated) (Delphi Ancient Classics Book 11) [Kindle Edition]

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For the first time in digital publishing, Delphi Classics is proud to present the complete works of Aristotle. The Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Latin and Greek texts. This comprehensive eBook presents rare works, beautiful illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

Please note: some Kindle software programs cannot display Greek characters correctly, however they do display correctly on Kindle devices.

* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Aristotle's life and works
* Features the complete works of Aristotle, in both English translation and the original Greek
* Concise introductions to the treatises and other works
* Provides all of the spurious works in English translation, many appearing for the first time
* Includes translations previously appearing in Loeb Classical Library editions of Aristotle’s works
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Easily locate the section or works you want to read with individual contents tables
* Includes Bekker reference numbers to aid study
* Features five bonus biographies, including Diogenes Laërtius’ famous biography – immerse yourself in Aristotle's ancient world!
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

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The Translations

Categories (1a)
On Interpretation (16a)
Prior Analytics (24a)
Posterior Analytics (71a)
Topics (100a)
Sophistical Refutations (164a)

Physics (184a)
On the Heavens (268a)
On Generation and Corruption (314a)
Meteorology (338a)
On the Universe (391a)
On the Soul (402a)
The Parva Naturalia
Sense and Sensibilia (436a)
On Memory (449b)
On Sleep (453b)
On Dreams (458a)
On Divination in Sleep (462b)
On Length and Shortness of Life (464b)
On Youth, Old Age, Life and Death, and Respiration (467b)
On Breath (481a)
History of Animals (486a)
Parts of Animals (639a)
Movement of Animals (698a)
Progression of Animals (704a)
Generation of Animals (715a)
On Colours (791a)
On Things Heard (800a)
Physiognomonics (805a)
On Plants (815a)
On Marvelous Things Heard (830a)
Mechanics (847a)
Problems (859a)
On Indivisible Lines (968a)
The Situations and Names of Winds (973a)
On Melissus, Xenophanes, and Gorgias (974a)

Metaphysics (980a)

Nicomachean Ethics (1094a)
Great Ethics (1181a)
Eudemian Ethics (1214a)
On Virtues and Vices (1249a)
Politics (1252a)
Economics (1343a)

Rhetoric (1354a)
Rhetoric to Alexander (1420a)
Poetics (1447a)

Constitution of the Athenians

The Greek Texts

The Biographies
ARISTOTLE by Elbert Hubbard
ARISTOTLE by Charles McRae
ARISTOTLE by William MacGillivray

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 12713 KB
  • Print Length: 8287 pages
  • Publisher: Delphi Classics; 1 edition (13 Feb 2013)
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  • Language: English
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Aristotle was born at Stageira, in the dominion of the kings of Macedonia, in 384 BC. For twenty years he studied at Athens in the Academy of Plato, on whose death in 347 he left, and, some time later, became tutor of the young Alexander the Great. When Alexander succeeded to the throne of Macedonia in 335, Aristotle returned to Athens and established his school and research institute, the Lyceum, to which his great erudition attracted a large number of scholars.

After Alexander's death in 323, anti-Macedonian feeling drove Aristotle out of Athens, and he fled to Chalcis in Euboea, where he died in 322. His writings, which were of extraordinary range, profoundly affected the whole course of ancient and medieval philosophy, and they are still eagerly studied and debated by philosophers today. Very many of them have survived and among the most famous are the Ethics and the Politics.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars .Not quite perfect 13 Nov 2013
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This collection would be 100% O.K. if it were not for unreliability of Greek characters. I have the full Greek text on my Kindle but the Greek text on my PC is faulty and misses out crucial letters in each word. This is highly inconvenient because I may want to save Greek text from the PC version.
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3.0 out of 5 stars The (In)complete works of Aristotle 14 May 2013
By stupot
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Not bad as far as it goes: a good selection of the known writings with some interesting additional biographical/analytical extracts from more recent commentators. However, it is a misnomer to call it the 'complete works' when it doesn't contain Aristotle's large 'handbook' on midwifery which was THE authoritative work for nigh on one thousand years after his death!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Review of the two main kindle editions of Aristotle's Works. 15 July 2013
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So I requested samples of two complete collections of Aristotle's writing, and when they downloaded I discovered I had received the complete books and been billed for them both. I had asked for samples, and received full books and been charged for it!

My first thought was to ask Amazon for a refund. My second thought, which is that here I have a fantastic opportunity to review both collections fully and compare how and why they are excellent. At least then I could ask for refund knowing that I had turned it to some benefit to and would-be readers.

So the two editions of the complete works of Aristotle are the eponymous Complete Works of Aristotle (Illustrated) (Delphi Ancient Classics); and The Aristotle Collection: 29 Classic Works.

The "Complete Works" are fantastic. They contain everything we have of Aristotle, it seems. But they also contain suspicious, spurious, or fragmentary works of Arisotles'. For me that's a great thing, but for other readers, perhaps that's not cool. I have loved reading pseudo-Platonic works; it's like having new Plato dialogs! and to have works may be by Aristotle is just as interesting for the literary sleuth.

Best of all, the "Complete Works" contains the gossipy, nippy, uppity, colorful biography of Aristotle by Diogenes Laertius, the delightful essay on Aristotle by the wacky genius Elbert Hubbard, and three other short lives. The life by Diogenes Laertius contains a list of Aristotle's works, most of which we do not have, most of which sound riveting; reading Laertius is like reading a real-life literary short story by Borges, where ancient mysteries are spoken of as perfectly ordinary daily matters.

For students of ethics, the inclusion of the extremely rare lesser ethical tracts is valuable. We have the Great Ethics, Eudemian Ethics, and On Virtue and Vice, and the almost never-spoken-of Economics. We have the obscure Rhetoric to Alexander and many scientific treatises that have nowhere else been heard of, even among long-time students of Aristotle.

This is an important matter: the more widely spread the complete extant works of Aristotle are, the more likely they all are to survive intact. We cannot overvalue having complete editions! There is even the more recently discovered Athenian Constitution. I count 46 Aristotelian documents and 5 lives of the man here.

Now to "The Aristotle Collection". The table of contents gives links to every section and subsection of 29 works of Aristotles, making the contents table very long and unwieldy. It is about 20 kindle-screens long. This makes jumping to the relevant book easy, but negotiating the ToC difficult. It has all the basic works. It resembles Richard McKeon's excellent paperback/hardback Works of Aristotle in having all the basic often-read versions. It does not have Bekker numbers, alas, nor does it mention translators, editions, end notes, translation difficulties, or much else. At the end is a note saying the book was created using [...] apparently a book-cobbling site. There is no date or email for contact or hint of a version on this ebook.

By contrast, the "Complete Works" has an edition number (version 1), a copyright symbol (for the little it is worth in this matter of public documents), and a publication date (2013). In addition, it has fairly fascinting pictures. The Delphi edition names the translators, remarkably, for each book, and opens each book with a helpful and interesting introduction. It uses the Bekker numbers at the start of each title, which lets you at least find them in a paper text should you wish to cite from them later (I am not sure if citing a kindle number would work for an Aristotle reference!). Also it gives a website ([...] delphibooks. com) and a long list of complete works, all indicating a degree of professionalism and competence in the matter.

The choice is pretty clear, isn't it? The archeron edition is cobbled together from public texts without any references or obvious care put into it. The delphi books edition, whilst still not academic by any standard, is interesting, carefully put together, with original images, delightful content, and a clear website demonstrating a degree of care and focus on the actual field of ancient classics.

The "Complete Works of Aristotle" comes very highly recommended. "The Aristotle Collection" is good if you want to focus on reading specific sections for study, and the layout of the text is very good and clear. But the "Complete Works" simply has many signs of having had more care put into it overall. It is a far better buy.

My recommendations:

- Go with the "Complete Works of Aristotle."
- If you download samples for these books, you may be might be charged for them.

NP - I also want to note with appreciation how simple and easy it is to refund books on kindle. I refunded the "Aristotle Collection" without any trouble at all, and I will use the "Complete Works" a lot. What a great service. Thanks, Amazon!
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2.0 out of 5 stars no chapter numbers in text 11 Mar 2013
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The Kindle version does not give chapter numbers in the text, which makes it rather useless for academic purposes. For general interest reading, this wouldn't make a difference.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Aristotle is the philosopher 26 May 2013
By Bob McKissick - Published on
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St. Thomas Aquinas called Aristotle "The Philosopher" and he is right to do so. Aristotle was St. Thomas' inspiration for his own works in philosophy. Aristotle is almost completely ignored by modern "philosophers". This fact is because he blows them away with deep insights into the how and why of this wondrous universe.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Philosopher 29 April 2014
By Virginia Davenport - Published on
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My significant other feels this is a guide for his life. It is a bit difficult to read for me but I am glad my dearly beloved enjoys this gift.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the most intelligent men who ever lived? 31 July 2013
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I once knew a man with an I.G. of 185, I was fascinated by the way he functioned in his life. As I read Aristotle, I am reminded of my earlier friend. He saw relationships in many facets of every thing from words to nature that were not apparent to me until he commented them. If you have a limited reading program, then this should be a must read.
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