Aristotle on the Meaning of Man

Aristotle on the Meaning of Man

A Philosophical Response to Idealism, Positivism, and Gnosticism

by Peter Jackson

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 31/08/2016

  $200.95
Why was (and is) Aristotle "right" and why are we "wrong"? In other words, why are Aristotle's philosophical reflections on man and the world full, real, and convincing and why is so much of our modern philosophy partial and false? This work offers a detailed assessment of Aristotle's thought in response to these questions. Using "man" as a case study, this work shows how Aristotle philosophically treats "him" as a physical, biological, social, political, ethical, creative, poeticising, and philosophising object in the world. It then continues by laying out his consequent conclusions regarding the necessary capacities of natural objects in the world. Regarding the modern philosophical approach to "man", this work shows that it flows from several directions into narcissism, nihilism, and a desire to control and manipulate the world and other people. In short, this work considers these approaches and seeks to show that Aristotle's philosophy is "right", true, and commendable and that our modern philosophy is (often) "wrong", vacuous, and distasteful.
ISBN:
9781906165710
9781906165710
Category:
Western philosophy: Ancient
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
31-08-2016
Publisher:
Peter Lang Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
396
Dimensions (mm):
225x150x28mm
Weight:
0.61kg

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