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Edited by Richard McKeon, with an introduction by C.D.C. Reeve
Preserved by Arabic mathematicians and canonized by Christian scholars, Aristotle’s works have shaped Western thought, science, and religion for nearly two thousand years. Richard McKeon’s The Basic Works of Aristotle—constituted out of the definitive Oxford translation and in print as a Random House hardcover for sixty years—has long been considered the best available one-volume Aristotle. Appearing in paperback at long last, this edition includes selections from the Organon, On the Heavens, The Short Physical Treatises, Rhetoric, among others, and On the Soul, On Generation and Corruption, Physics, Metaphysics, Nicomachean Ethics, Politics, and Poetics in their entirety.
About the Author
Richard McKeon was dean of the division of humanities at the University of Chicago and a renowned classical scholar.
C.D.C. Reeve is a professor of philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the author of several books on ancient Greek philosophy, most recently Practices of Reason: Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, and translator of Aristotle’s Politics and Plato’s Cratylus and Republic.