The Works of Aristotle VI (De Anima) (Thomas Taylor Series, volume XXIV)
Volume XXIV of the Thomas Taylor Series. Volume VI of the Thomas Taylor Aristotle.
This volume contains Aristotle's De Anima (On the Soul), together with much of the commentary of Simplicius.
In addition, this volume also includes the following shorter works written by, or attributed to, Aristotle:
- Sense and Sensibles.
- Memory and Reminiscence.
- Sleep and Wakefulness.
- On Dreams.
- On Divination by Sleep.
- On the Common Motion of Animals.
- On the Generation of Animals.
- On the Length and Shortness of Life.
- On Youth and Old Age.
- On Life and Death.
- On Respiration.
450 pages. Hardcover.
About the Thomas Taylor Aristotle
Thomas Taylor's translations of the complete works of Aristotle—the first complete set of such translations to be produced in English—have two great advantages for the modern reader:
First, Taylor works from within the Platonic tradition, of which he himself was a convinced follower. While other translations also have their own scholarly and literary merits, they often lack the depth of Taylor’s, because the subtle truths embedded in Platonic writings are only understood after careful and profound meditation. Like the great writers of the ancient Neoplatonic schools, Taylor saw Aristotle as a Platonist, and so he translated and explained Aristotle from that
Second, Taylor includes extensive excerpts from the surviving Platonic commentaries on Aristotle, particularly the works of Simplicius, which are otherwise difficult or costly to obtain in English translation. By including these commentaries—and his own insightful notes—along with Aristotle's own words, Taylor brings to life the works of Aristotle, as part of the living Platonic tradition, extended across the centuries.
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