The Activity of Being: An Essay on Aristotle's Ontology

2015.03.19 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Aryeh Kosman, The Activity of Being: An Essay on Aristotle's Ontology, Harvard University Press, 2013, 277pp., $45.00 (hbk), ISBN
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2015.03.19 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Aryeh Kosman, The Activity of Being: An Essay on Aristotle's Ontology, Harvard University Press, 2013, 277pp., $45.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780674072862. Reviewed by Christopher P. Long, Pennsylvania State University Aristotle's thinking is peripatetic. It moves along paths, some well-worn, others newly cleared by the creative elasticity of his thinking. It pursues questions by traversing a course for a stretch, but when finding its way impeded, is unafraid to turn around, return to the start, or even to cut a new path of its own to navigate a hindrance, to find a way around an aporia. To read Aristotle well is to cultivate something of that peripatetic elasticity of mind; it is to learn to walk with him, without rushing; it is to tarry with his thinking and to patiently pursue where it leads. To follow Aristotle in this way is no mindless passion, though it is not without a certain degree of suffering; rather,... . . .

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