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Aristotle was born at Stageira, in the dominion of the kings of Macedonia, in 384 BCE. For 20 years he studied at Athens in the Academy of Plato, on whose death in 347 he left, and, sometime later, became tutor of the young Alexander the Great. When Alexander succeeded to the throne of Macedonia in 335, Aristotle returned to Athens and established his school and research institute, the Lyceum, to which his great erudition attracted a large number of scholars. After Alexander's death in 323, anti-Macedonian feeling drove Aristotle out of Athens, and he fled to Chalcis in Euboea, where he died... Read More


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The Art of Rhetoric
Written by Aristotle, Translated by Hugh Lawson-Tancred, Introduction by Hugh Lawson-Tancred, Noted by Hugh Lawson-Tancred
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | March 1992
$17.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-044510-7 (0-14-044510-2)

With the emergence of democracy in the city-state of Athens in the years around 460 BC, public speaking became an essential skill 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... Read more

The Athenian Constitution
Written by Aristotle, Translated by P. J. Rhodes, Introduction by P. J. Rhodes, Noted by P. J. Rhodes
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | October 1984
$17.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-044431-5 (0-14-044431-9)

Probably written by a student of Aristotle, The Athenian Constitution is both a history and an analysis of Athens' political machinery between the seventh and fourth centuries BC, which stands as a model of democracy at a time when city-states lived under differing kinds of government. The writer recounts the major... Read more

The Basic Works of Aristotle
Written by Aristotle, Edited by Richard McKeon, Introduction by C.D.C. Reeve
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | September 2001
$24.00/32.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-75799-0 (0-375-75799-6)

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... Read more

De Anima (On the Soul)
Written by Aristotle, Translated by Hugh Lawson-Tancred
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | June 1987
$17.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-044471-1 (0-14-044471-8)

For the Pre-Socratic philosophers the soul was the source of movement and sensation, while for Plato it was the seat of being, metaphysically distinct from the body that it was forced temporarily to inhabit. Plato's student Aristotle was determined to test the truth of both these beliefs against the emerging sciences... Read more

The Metaphysics
Written by Aristotle, Translated by Hugh Lawson-Tancred, Introduction by Hugh Lawson-Tancred
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | June 1999
$16.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-044619-7 (0-14-044619-2)

Aristotle's probing inquiry into some of the fundamental problems of philosophy, The Metaphysics is one of the classical Greek foundation-stones of western thought

The Metaphysics presents Aristotle's mature rejection of both the Platonic theory that what we perceive is just a pale reflection of reality and the hard-headed view that all... Read more

The Nicomachean Ethics
Written by Aristotle, Translated by Adam Beresford
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | August 11, 2020
$16.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-045547-2 (0-14-045547-7)

A new translation of one of the most important philosophical works of all time

A Penguin Classic

Aristotle’s classic treatise is based on his famous doctrine of the golden mean, which advocates taking the middle course between excess and deficiency. Reacting against Plato’s absolutism, Aristotle insisted that there are no definitive moral... Read more

The Nicomachean Ethics
Written by Aristotle, Revised by Hugh Tredennick, Translated by J. A. K. Thomson, Introduction by Jonathan Barnes
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | March 2004
$15.00/20.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-044949-5 (0-14-044949-3)

"One swallow does not make a summer; neither does one day. Similarly neither can one day, or a brief space of time, make a man blessed and happy" 

Previously published as Ethics, Aristotle's The Nicomachean Ethics addresses the question of how to live well and originates the concept of cultivating a virtuous... Read more

The Philosophy of Aristotle
Written by Aristotle, Commentaries by Renford Bambrough, Translated by A. E. Wardman, Introduction by Renford Bambrough
Signet | Paperback | January 2011
$7.95/9.99(Canada) | 978-0-451-53175-9 (0-451-53175-2)

More than two thousand years ago, Aristotle established unique standards of philosophic inquiry, observation, and judgment. This book offers a contemporary reevaluation of the philosophy of the master of Western thought, and shows his vital, continuing influence in our modern world. Read more

Written by Aristotle, Translated by Malcolm Heath
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | March 1997
$13.00/17.50(Canada) | 978-0-14-044636-4 (0-14-044636-2)

Essential reading for all students of Greek theatre and literature, and equally stimulating for anyone interested in literature

In the Poetics, his near-contemporary account of classical Greek tragedy, Aristotle examine the dramatic elements of plot, character, language and spectacle that combine to produce pity and fear in the audience, and asks... Read more

The Politics
Written by Aristotle, Revised by Trevor J. Saunders, Translated by T. A. Sinclair
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | November 1981
$14.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-044421-6 (0-14-044421-1)

"Man is by nature a political animal"

In The Politics Aristotle addresses the questions that lie at the heart of political science. How should society be ordered to ensure the happiness of the individual? Which forms of government are best and how should they be maintained? By analysing a range of city...

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