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Aristotle: A Very Short Introduction

Aristotle: A Very Short Introduction  

Jonathan Barnes

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2000
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Nov 2015
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9780191822322
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854087.001.0001
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book
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9780192854087
Aristotle: A Very Short Introduction argues that Aristotle’s influence on the intellectual history of the West is second to none. His various doctrines and beliefs were ... More
11. Studying Politics Scientifically

11. Studying Politics Scientifically  

Kenneth Minogue

in Politics: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776472
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853882.003.0011
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The basic question in political science is: what causes such and such a political phenomenon? ‘Studying Politics Scientifically’ shows that political science requires that we forget about ... More
6. Utopianism and political theory

6. Utopianism and political theory  

Lyman Tower Sargent

in Utopianism: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777615
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10.1093/actrade/9780199573400.003.0007
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The heart of the utopian belief is that human needs can be satisfied if certain conditions are met. Simple dissatisfactions lead to the simple satisfactions. ‘Utopianism and political ... More
Utopianism: A Very Short Introduction

Utopianism: A Very Short Introduction  

Lyman Tower Sargent

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777615
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199573400.001.0001
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9780199573400
Utopianism: A Very Short Introduction examines utopianism and its history by discussing its role in literature, the development of colonies, and in immigration. The idea of ... More
18. Practical Philosophy

18. Practical Philosophy  

Jonathan Barnes

in Aristotle: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2000
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Nov 2015
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9780191822322
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854087.003.0018
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9780192854087
Though Aristotle focused mainly on the theoretical sciences, the Politics and the Nicomachean Ethics belong to the practical branch of philosophy. These are practical in that they aim not ... More
2. A Public Figure

2. A Public Figure  

Jonathan Barnes

in Aristotle: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2000
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Nov 2015
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9780191822322
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854087.003.0002
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‘A public figure‘ discusses Aristotle’s second period in Athens, the cultural capital of the Greek world. He taught regularly in the Lyceum, believing that knowledge and teaching were ... More
5. The Philosophical Background

5. The Philosophical Background  

Jonathan Barnes

in Aristotle: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2000
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Nov 2015
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9780191822322
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854087.003.0005
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9780192854087
‘The Philosophical Background’ focuses on the influence of Plato on Aristotle. Aristotle was a systematic thinker, and shared Plato’s vision of a unified theory of science. While Aristotle ... More

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