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A New Aristotle Reader Paperback – 21 Jan 1988

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  • Paperback: 596 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press (21 Jan. 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0691020434
  • ISBN-13: 978-0691020433
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 3.8 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,344,411 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Ackrill will probably be the text of choice for undergraduate courses on Aristotle."--"Religious Studies Review"


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Purchased as a gift. All arrived on time and as described. Good introduction to an interesting area of study.
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A good book to have. It will come in very useful asAristotle is used frequently everywhere. It has the main text but thank God not all
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Compendium 12 Aug. 2001
By D. S. Heersink - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
For students who desire neither the whole Oxford corpus or who need a more condensed version of the Oxford translation, this edition, edited by the renowned Aristotlean scholar Ackrill, will be pleasantly kept in good company.
I own both books, and oddly find myself picking up this volume rather than the two-volume set, for easy reference. All the essential material is here, and none of the important elements are injudiciously edited. Thus for a single volume, it does double duty -- providing the most current translation of Aristotle, while appropriately editing the most salient parts for the specialist and non-specialist alike.
The book is appropriate for undergraduate and graduate semester courses as a complete enough text for either venue. It also has a nice topical index in the back that refers the reader to many essays written in the scondary literature.
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very usable and useful 16 Nov. 2002
By T. Gwinn - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This volume contains a well-chosen selection of Aristotle's works. As another reviewer suggests, this book is a welcome middle ground between 'pocket' editions and a full blown Oxford edition.
The translations (though I am by no means a scholar of Greek) seem to be quite proper, and despite the fact that different sections may be translated by different people, there is no apparent unevenness.
Ackrill laments in the introduction that it would have been more proper to leave about 30-40 Greek words (such as 'logos', 'aitia', 'ousia') untranslated, since no single English word does them justice. But that since there are translations by several people involved, that was not possible.
All in all, this would be a very handy book for anyone interested in Aristotle.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Poorly formatted for Kindle 13 Jan. 2012
By ockeghem - Published on Amazon.com
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Even the best publishers can be careless about formatting their texts for Kindle. This excellent selection of Aristotle's works is a case in point. The table of contents links only to the major categories of Aristotle's specific works, and lines of text do not wrap as they should.
4.0 out of 5 stars yay for Ackrill 30 Jan. 2013
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the summaries in each section made this book a life saver! In contrast to other Aristotle books, this one spells out what Aristotle tended to shroud in difficult prose.
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