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A poor 'introduction',
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I was really disappointed by this book. Other books in the 'A Very Short Introduction' series have been brilliant and amazingly helpful. But this one seems to miss the concept of an 'Introduction' entirely. He doesn't explain most of what he says, and uses Latin expressions without actually explaining what it means in English. While Barnes is certainly knowledgeable on the subject of Aristotle, his structure of writing is almost completely useless to anyone who is actually using the book as a way to first start studying Aristotle. I would also question the worth of a man who would so freely insult Plato the way Barnes does.