Recommended Works of Aristotle
Q&A Radio: 20 January 2013, Question 2
I answered a question on recommended works of Aristotle on 20 January 2013. You can listen to or download the podcast of just this question below – or check out the whole episode of Philosophy in Action Radio.
What works of Aristotle do you recommend reading? As a layperson interested in philosophy, I'd like to educate myself on the philosophy of Aristotle. I'm particularly interested in developing a better understanding of epistemology and metaphysics. What works should I read, and where should I start? Do you recommend any secondary sources?
My Answer, In Brief: Aristotle is difficult but rewarding reading. Choose your readings based on your interests, and be very selective about any secondary sources.
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