The Metaphysics (Cosimo Classics Philosophy) (Hardcover)
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The writings of Greek philosopher ARISTOTLE (384BC-322BC)--student of Plato, teacher of Alexander the Great--are among the most influential on Western thought, and indeed upon Western civilization itself. From theology and logic to ethics and even biology, there is no area of human knowledge that has not been touched by his thinking. In The Metaphysics--considered by many the greatest works not just of Aristotle but of the entire discipline of philosophy--the philosopher explores the most fundamental of questions: What is existence? Why does anything exist? How can we comprehend "being"? What is infinity? Is there a god? With these questions, and the answers he found, Aristotle exerted a powerful sway on thinkers, scientists, artists, and writers for centuries, and continues to do so today. Students and armchair philosophers will find this a demanding but satisfying read.