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The Rhetoric & The Poetics of Aristotle, Physics, The Complete Works: The Revised Oxford Translation, Vol. 1, Poetics, Politics, De Anima (On the Soul), The Art of Rhetoric, The Nicomachean Ethics, Metaphysics, The Basic Works of Aristotle
What is the relationship of the individual to the state What is the ideal state and how can it bring about the most desirable life for its citizens What sort of education should it provide What is the purpose of amassing wealth These are some of the questions Aristotle attempts to answer in one of the most intellectually stimulating works br Both heavily influenced by and critical of Plato s i Republic and Laws i i Politics i represents the distillation of a lifetime of thought and observation Encyclopaedic knowledge has never before or since gone hand in hand with a logic so masculine or with speculation so profound says H W C Davis in his introduction Students teachers and scholars will welcome this inexpensive new edition of the Benjamin Jowett translation as will all readers interested in Greek thought political theory and depictions of the ideal state, Complete texts br i Physics i tr R P Hardie amp R K Gaye br i On Generation amp Corruption i tr Harold H Joachim br i On the Soul i tr J A Smith br i Metaphysics i tr W D Ross br i Nichomachean Ethics i tr W D Ross br i Politics i tr Benjamin Jowett br i Poetics i tr Ingram Bywater br Texts partly reproduced br i Organon i logical treatises i Categories i i On Interpretation i i Prior i amp i Posterior Analytics i i Topics i amp i On Sophistical Refutations i br i On the Heavens i br i The Short Physical Treatises i natural treatises i On Memory i i On Dreams i amp i On Prophesying by Dreams i br i The History of Animals i br i On The Parts of Animals i br i On The Generation of Animals i br i Rhetoric i br Generally accepted texts omitted entirely br i Meteorology i br i On the Progression of Animals i br i Constitution of Athens i br i Eudemian Ethics i, Few if any writers in history have made major contributions to as many fields of knowledge as Aristotle br p If there are two definitive features of ancient Greek civilization writes Hugh Lawson Tancred in his wide ranging Introduction they are articulacy and competition In the city states oratorical competence was an essential asset for politicians in the Assemblies and Councils and even for ordinary citizens in the courts of law In response the technique of rhetoric rapidly developed bringing virtuoso performances and a host of practical manuals for the layman Yet if many of these were little more than collections of debaters tricks the hugely influential i Art of Rhetoric i has a far deeper purpose It is here that Aristotle B C establishes the methods of informal reasoning provides the first aesthetic evaluation of prose style and offers detailed observations on character and the emotions Persuasiveness suggests Lawson Tancred becomes for the first time a systematic and even scientific exercise it can indeed be taught but only by a deep grasp of some of the most central features of human nature His fine translation makes freshly available an epoch making work of literary criticism p, i The plot is the source and the soul of tragedy i br br In his near contemporary account of Greek tragedy Aristotle examines the dramatic elements of plot character language and spectacle that combine to produce pity and fear in the audience and asks why we derive pleasure from this apparently painful process Taking examples from the plays of Aeschylus Sophocles and Euripides The Poetics introduces into literary criticism such central concepts as i mimesis i imitation i hamartia i error and i katharsis i purification Aristotle explains how the most effective tragedies rely on complication and resolution recognition and reversals centring on characters of heroic stature idealized yet true to life One of the most powerful perceptive and influential works of criticism in Western literary history the i Poetics i has informed serious thinking about drama ever since br br Malcolm Heath s lucid English translation makes the i Poetics i fully accessible to the modern reader It is accompanied by an extended introduction which discusses the key concepts in detail and includes suggestions for further reading