Aristotle: A Contemporary Appreciation

Aristotle A Contemporary Appreciation Under the guidance of Professor Veatch Aristotle stands forth again as the philosopher who above all speaks simply and directly to the common sense of all mankind Today Professor Veatch believes

  • Title: Aristotle: A Contemporary Appreciation
  • Author: Henry Babcock Veatch
  • ISBN: 9780253201744
  • Page: 110
  • Format: Paperback
  • Under the guidance of Professor Veatch, Aristotle stands forth again as the philosopher who, above all, speaks simply and directly to the common sense of all mankind Today, Professor Veatch believes, the time may be ripe for a belated recognition that Aristotle is a truly live option in philosophy The discussion begins with the Physics for Aristotle, the discipline embUnder the guidance of Professor Veatch, Aristotle stands forth again as the philosopher who, above all, speaks simply and directly to the common sense of all mankind Today, Professor Veatch believes, the time may be ripe for a belated recognition that Aristotle is a truly live option in philosophy The discussion begins with the Physics for Aristotle, the discipline embracing all aspects of the natural world and examines Aristotle s doctrine of categories and his celebrated four causes Turning to the De Anima, Professor 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 are surveyed in Aristotelian terms, with introductory discussions of the Ethics, Politics, and the Poetics Turning to the Metaphysics, the author demonstrates that the question of the unity of subject matter in Aristotle s metaphysics does not warrant the great difficulty that has been made of it Finally reversing to good effect the traditional order Aristotelian logic is presented with superb clarity and ease.

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    About “Henry Babcock Veatch”

    1. Henry Babcock Veatch

      Veatch was born in Evansville, Indiana He obtained his Ph.D from Harvard University in 1937 and spent his career at Indiana University 1937 1965 , Northwestern University 1965 1973 , and Georgetown University 1973 1983 where he was Philosophy Department Chair from 1973 to 1976 He also had visiting professorships at Colby College, Haverford College and St Thomas University.Veatch was active in the Episcopal Church and served as president of the American Catholic Philosophical Association He served as president of the Metaphysical Society of America in 1961 In 1970 71 he served as president of the Western Division of the American Philosophical Association He was a member of the Guild of Scholars of The Episcopal Church.Henry Veatch died in Bloomington, Indiana Indiana University maintains the archive of his collected papers 1941 1997.

    611 thoughts on “Aristotle: A Contemporary Appreciation”

    1. Recommended by James Schall in Another Sort of Learning, Chapter 7, as one of several books to quietly read to stir thoughts of the highest things.Recommended by James Schall in Another Sort of Learning, Chapter 13, as one of Four Other Books by Henry Veatch.Recommended by James Schall in Another Sort of Learning, Chapter 17, as one of Ten Books on Grace and Thought.


    2. This is a great little book on Aristotle. I think you would find this most useful if you already had some exposure to philosophy and already have grappled a bit with questions about realism, and what are things, objects, essences, etc. and whether are they real or not and have been wondering if modern and postmodern thinking went wrong somewhere along the way. Whether or not you agree with Aristotle or Veatch, it is good to put the material presented in this book alongside your study of modern p [...]


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