The Thomas Jefferson Center for the Study of Core Texts and Ideas

Book Club: Aristotle on the Intellect, Part I (Metaphysics)

Thu, April 18, 2019 | WAG 403B

5:00 PM

For this book club, we’ll be reading the beginning of Aristotle’s Metaphysics. It is in many ways the foundational book on the possibility of science—that is, it gives us one of the best windows into the question of what philosophy is. Though the Metaphysics as a whole is one of Aristotle’s most challenging works, the first few chapters are somewhat more accessible, as they set out the great questions with which Aristotle will deal in the rest of the work. This should be of interest to anyone who wants a better sense of what a life of inquiry is about.

We will be reading Book I, Chapters 1-6. The Ross translation can be found here. The discussion will be led by Department of Government graduate student Jonathan Jiang.

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