Aristotle Reading Group (Wk. 16)

Western philosophy might well be a series of footnotes to Plato, but these footnotes mostly took the form and used the terminology provided by Aristotle.  This reading group will aim to achieve a thorough grounding in Aristotelian thought, hoping thereby to gain deeper insight into everything that has followed.

Our tentative reading schedule is as follows:

Wk. 1. Categories and On Interpretation
Wk. 2. Prior Analytics
Wk. 3. Posterior Analytics
Wk. 4. Topics (Bks. I-IV)
Wk. 5. Topics (Bks. V-VIII)
Wk. 6. Sophistical Refutations
Wk. 7. Physics (Bks. I & II)
Wk. 8. Physics (Bks. III & IV)
Wk. 9. Physics (Bks. V & VI)
Wk. 10. Physics (Bks. VII & VIII)
Wk. 11. Metaphysics (Bks. Α, α, and Β [I-III])
Wk. 12. Metaphysics (Bks. Γ, Δ, and Ε [IV-VI])
Wk. 13. Metaphysics (Bks. Ζ, Η, and Θ [VII-IX])
Wk. 14. Metaphysics (Bks. Ι and Κ [X & XI])
Wk. 15. Metaphysics (Bks. Λ, Μ, and Ν [XII-XIV])
Wk. 16. On the Heavens (Bk. I; Bk. 2, Chs. 13-14; Bks. III & IV)
Wk. 17. On Generation and Corruption
Wk. 18. On the Soul
Wk. 19. History of Animals (Bk. V, Ch. 1; Bk. VIII, Ch. 1; Bk. IX, Ch. 1); Parts of Animals (Bk. I, Chs. 1-5; Bk. II, Ch. 1); Generation of Animals (Bk. I, Chs. 1, 17-18, and 20-23)
Wk. 20. Nicomachean Ethics (Bks. I-V)
Wk. 21. Nicomachean Ethics (Bks. VI-X)
Wk. 22. Politics (Bks. I-IV)
Wk. 23. Politics (Bks. V-VIII)
Wk. 24. Rhetoric (Bks. I & II)
Wk. 25. Rhetoric (Bk. III) and Poetics

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  • Nicholas B.

    Hi, I just joined the group. I adore Aristotle! Where are you in the reading sequence?

    February 18, 2013

    • Brian

      Erik/John can verify, but I think week 16.

      February 18, 2013

    • Erik C.

      We just finished the Metaphysics, and so it looks like the next thing on the schedule is "On the Heavens". John may need to confirm, however, since I think he may have wanted to do "Generation and Corruption" but hasn't updated the schedule.

      Of course, we'll be interested in discussing all of Aristotle at any of the meetings so far as it can help us get clear on whatever we are reading that week, so we would love your enthusiasm for Aristotle.

      February 18, 2013

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