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Aristotle’s Metaphysics

First published Sun Oct 8, 2000; substantive revision Mon Jun 11, 2012 by Marc S. Cohen: The first major work in the history of philosophy to bear the title “Metaphysics” was the treatise by Aristotle that we have come to know by that name.

Aristotle’s Pyschology

First published Tue Jan 11, 2000; substantive revision Mon Aug 23, 2010 Aristotle (384–322 BC) was born in Macedon, in what is now northern Greece, but spent most of his adult life in Athens. His life in Athens divides into two periods, first as a member of Plato’s Academy (367–347) and later as director of […]

Aristotle’s Warning

“We know that the moment of greatest danger to a society is when it comes near realizing its most cherished dreams.” – Eric Hoffer by Ed Kaitz: From its origins in Athens some 2,500 years ago, it has been obvious to some astute observers that democracy, like all other forms of government, carries with it […]

On the Heavens

by Aristotle: BOOK I, Part 1 The science which has to do with nature clearly concerns itself for the most part with bodies and magnitudes and their properties and movements, but also with the principles of this sort of substance, as many as they may be.

On Generation and Corruption

by Aristotle: Part 1 Our next task is to study coming-to-be and passing-away. We are to distinguish the causes, and to state the definitions, of these processes considered in general-as changes predicable uniformly of all the things that come-to-be and pass-away by nature. Further, we are to study growth and ‘alteration’.

On Dreams

by Aristotle: Part 1 

We must, in the next place, investigate the subject of the dream, and first inquire to which of the faculties of the soul it presents itself, i.e. whether the affection is one which pertains to the faculty of intelligence or to that of sense-perception; for these are the only faculties within us by which we acquire […]