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1 VEATCH, Henry B. ARISTOTLE Aristotle : A Contemporary Appreciation
Indiana University Press, Bloomington, 1974, ISBN:0253308909 
VEATCH, Henry B. Aristotle : A Contemporary Appreciation. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, (1974). First Printing. Pp. (10),3-214,(2). 8vo, red cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "Today, Mr Veatch believes, as the cultof scientism and technology falters, the time may be ripe for a new resurg ence of Aristotelian philosophy, for a belated recognition of Aristotle's relevance to the contemporary philosophic scene and the vital issues of today. The introductory discussion commences with the 'Physics' -- for Aristotle, the discipline embracing all aspects of the natural world -- and examines Aristotle's doctrine of the categories and his celebrated 'four cases' (even rehabilitating Aristotle's 'final cause', the occasion of so much scholarly argument since Descartes made it his whipping boy in the seventeenth century). Turning to the 'De Anima';, Mr Veatch casts aside many errors of interpretation which have come about because of mistaken readings of the term 'soul' and gives an intelligible account of Aristotle's psychology, seen within the context of his system as a whole. Next, the varieties of human achievement in Aristotelian terms are surveyed, with introductory discussions of the 'Ethics', 'Politics', and 'Poetics'. Turning to the 'Metaphysics',Mr Veatch demonstrates that the question of the unity of subject matter in Aristotle's metaphysics does not warrant the great difficulty that has bee n made of it. Finally -- reversing to good effect the traditional order -- Aristotelian logic is presented with superb clarity and ease." - from the dust jacket. Contents: 1. Aristotle Redivivus; 2. Physics: the Nature of Things Physical; 3. Physics: the Nature of Things Animate and Things Human; 4.Varieties of Human Achievement: Ethics, Politics, Poetics, and the Arts; 5 . After the Physics, Metaphysics; 6. Last but Not Least, Logic. Very good in nicked, spine-sunned dust jacket. 30.00

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