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List of works
The works of Aristotle are usually cited by conventional Latin titles, or by English translations of these titles (often mere Anglicizations rather than proper translations). This list omits: works preserved in the Aristotelian corpus, but now generally agreed to be spurious; lost works; and the Constitution of Athens (probably not by Aristotle himself; discovered after the standard arrangement of Aristotle’s works was established).
Neither the absolute nor the relative dates of individual treatises can be established (see §2). The list below follows the thematic order outlined in the entry.
Recommended editions (Greek text with commentary) and translations of individual works are listed below. The standard text of most treatises appears in the Oxford Classical Texts (Oxford: Oxford University Press, various editors and dates), or, when these are lacking, in the Teubner texts (Leipzig: Teubner, various editors and dates). The Greek text, with facing English translation (not always reliable) appears in the Loeb Classical Library (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press and London: Heinemann, various editors and dates).
Aristotle (c. mid 4th century) On the Soul (De anima), ed. R.D. Hicks, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1907; Books II–III trans. D.W. Hamlyn, Clarendon Aristotle Series, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1968.
(Short essays, physiological and psychological, on themes connected with On the Soul.)
Aristotle (c. mid 4th century) Great Ethics (Magna moralia), trans. G. Stock, in The Complete Works of Aristotle, revised Oxford Translation, ed. J. Barnes, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1984, 2 vols, 1868–1991.
Rhetoric and Poetics
Aristotle (c. mid 4th century) Rhetoric (Rhetorica), ed. E.M. Cope, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1877, 3 vols; trans. G. Kennedy, Aristotle on Rhetoric: A Theory of Civic Discourse, New York: Oxford University Press.
References and further reading
(This and Barnes (1982) are the best short introductions.)
(Along with Ackrill (1981), one of the best short introductions to Aristotle.)
(This and Hardie (1980) are the best general guides to the Ethics; Hardie is more accessible to a beginner.)
(Detailed and sophisticated discussion, focusing on Physics and Ethics.)
(On Aristotle’s criticism of Plato.)
(Alongside Broadie (1991), one of the best general guides to the Ethics.)
(This and Lear (1988) explore themes connecting several aspects of Aristotle’s philosophy.)
Jaeger, W. (1923) Aristoteles: Grundlegung einer Geschichte seiner Entwicklung, Berlin: Weidmann; trans. R. Robinson, Aristotle: Fundamentals of the History of his Development, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2nd edn, 1948.
(Clear and full discussion of happiness in Nicomachean Ethics I, X.)
(Explores themes connecting several aspects of Aristotle’s philosophy; see also Irwin (1988).)
(Thought-provoking discussion of themes in Physics.)
Irwin, T.H.. Bibliography. Aristotle (384–322 BC), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-A022-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis, https://www.rep.routledge.com/articles/biographical/aristotle-384-322-bc/v-1/bibliography/aristotle-384-322-bc-bib.
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