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Story of Aristotle's Philosophy

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In "Story of Aristotle's Philosophy," Will Durant provides a comprehensive and accessible overview of the life and teachings of one of history's most influential philosophers. Durant's writing is clear and engaging, making complex concepts easy to understand for readers of all levels of familiarity with Aristotle's work.

Durant expertly navigates the intricacies of Aristotle's philosophical thought, including his views on ethics, politics, metaphysics, and more. The book offers valuable insight into the intellectual development of Aristotle and the lasting impact of his ideas on Western thought.

Overall, "Story of Aristotle's Philosophy" is an informative and well-researched examination of one of philosophy's greatest minds. Whether you're a seasoned student of philosophy or simply curious about Aristotle's contributions to the field, Durant's book is a must-read.

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This little Blue Book No. 39, by Will Durant, deals with Aristotle , a Macedonian pupil of Plato, who became the teacher of Prince Alexander. While his pupil went off to conquer the world, Aristotle returned to Athens and founded his school, the Lyceum. There he amassed the first great collection of plants and animals and laid the foundations of biology, logic, literary theory, ethics, and political science. Departing from abstract Platonic universals, Aristotle described such natural processes as the developing embryo of the chick. He saw the universe as matter in motion with God as its first impulsive force. Aristotle was skeptical of Utopias. Social evils do not "arise out of the possession of private property," he wrote, but "from quite another source--the wickedness of human nature." At the theater he said we enjoy tragedies which elicit pity and terror, but in everyday life Aristotle counseled balance, reason, dignity and the golden mean in all things.


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