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Aristotle - Contemporary Perspectives on his Thought

On the 2400th Anniversary of Aristotle's Birth

Edited by: Demetra Sfendoni-Mentzou

This collection of essays by leading Aristotle scholars worldwide covers a wide range of topics on Aristotle's work from metaphysics, politics, ethics, bioethics, rhetoric, dialectic, aesthetics, history to physics, psychology, biology, medicine, technology. The thorough exploration of the issues investigated deepens our knowledge of the most fundamental concepts, which are crucial for an overall understanding of Aristotle’s work. Moreover, the contributors explore the relevance of Aristotle’s ideas to contemporary issues and provide new perspectives on the study of Aristotle’s thought. The essays of the volume were presented at the plenary sessions of the World Congress "Aristotle 2400 Years," organized by the Interdisciplinary Centre for Aristotle Studies of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, on May 23-28 2016, in commemoration of the 2400th anniversary of Aristotle’s birth. The aim of the congress was to advance scholarship on all aspects of Aristotle’s work, both in philosophy and in the fundamental disciplines of science. The impressive number of 250 papers from 40 countries highlighted the fact that Aristotle’s work continues to exercise an influence on our intellectual lives on a global scale.

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Demetra Sfendoni-Mentzou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.


"Clearly, the essays in this collection cover much of the vast range of Aristotle’s philosophy and science, and many of them do deal with the contemporary relevance of his thought (as one would expect from the volume’s subtitle). Although I liked some essays more than others (in some cases because of how persuasive I thought they were, in others owing to my own scholarly interests), I would say the overall quality is quite high for a conference proceedings, though I thought a few were too brief for the subject they were covering and needed to be developed further."
Robert Mayhew in: BMCR 2019.03.29

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Audience: Scholars and students of Aristotle, Ancient Philosophy, Classical Studies, Humanities, Aristotle and Contemporary Thought.