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Aristotle's Anthropology

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2020.04.15 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Geert Keil and Nora Kreft (eds.), Aristotle's Anthropology, Cambridge University Press, 2019, 295pp., $99.99 (hbk), ISBN 9781107192690. Reviewed by Robert Howton, Koç University According to its editors, Geert Keil and Nora Kreft, the aim of this collection is "to study the various intriguing and sometimes curious observations Aristotle makes about human beings" (4), an effort they hope will "shed light" on the relations among the characteristics Aristotle takes to be uniquely human and help "explore their importance for the rest of Aristotle's philosophy" (5). The thirteen essays collected in the volume more than meet this aim, not only examining an impressive array of Aristotle's observations about human nature, but in many cases offering fresh perspectives on much-discussed passages and problems and, in some instances, making important contributions to ongoing debates over the status of an Aristotelian science of human nature. The volume will be a resource... Read More

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