Table of contents for Aristotle / Christopher Shields.

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Prefatory Material
Chapter One: Life and Works
1.1 Aristotle in the Ancient Biographical Tradition
1.2 Aristotle¿s Character
1.3 The Facts of Aristotle¿s Life
1.4 Reading Aristotle
1.5 Aristotle¿s Corpus and the Structure of the Aristotelian Sciences
1.6 Conclusions
Chapter Two: Explaining Nature and the Nature of Explanation
2.1 Beginning in Wonder
2.2 Explaining Explaining: the Four Causes
2.3 A Puzzle about Change and Generation 
2.4 Matter and Form I: Aristotle¿s Hylomorphism
2.5 Matter and Form II: Hylomorphism Refined and Expanded
2.6 The Efficient Cause
2.7 The Final Cause I: Aristotle¿s Commitment to Teleology
2.8 The Final Cause II: Teleology Explored and Grounded
2.9 Relations Among the Causes
2.10 Conclusions
Chapter Three: Thinking: Scientifically, Logically, Philosophically
3.1 Definition
3.2 Essence and Accident
3.3 The Structure of Scientific Explanation
3.4 An Overview of Aristotelian Logic
3.5 Dialectic
3.6 Univocity and Homonymy
3.7 Conclusions
Chapter Four: Aristotle¿s Early Ontology: Categories of Being, Truth and Modality
4.1 The General Orientation of Aristotle¿s Categories
4.2 Aristotle¿s Work, The Categories
4.3 The Pre-Categories: an Anti-Platonic Conviction
4.4 The Theory of Categories: Kinds of Beings
4.5 Generating the Categories
4.6 The Fundamentality of Substance
4.7 A Puzzle about Bi-valence and Modality: Tomorrow¿s Sea Battle
4.8 Conclusions
Chapter Five: Puzzles of Nature
5.1 Change
5.2 The Infinite
5.3 Time
5.4 Zeno¿s Paradoxes of Motion
5.5 The Unmoved Mover
5.6 Conclusions
Chapter Six: Being qua Being and Substance
6.1 Aristotle¿s Metaphysical Interests
6.2 Aristotle¿s Work, The Metaphysics
6.3 A Puzzle Remaining from the Physics
6.4 The Science of Being Qua Being
6.5 The Most Basic Principle of All Science
6.6 Substance Reconsidered: Form and Actuality
6.7 Conclusions
Chapter Seven: Living Beings
7.1 Psychological Applications of Hylomorphism
7.2 The Soul: Life is Meant in Many Ways
7.3 Against Reductive Materialism and Substance Dualism
7.4 The Hylomorphic Analysis of Living Beings
7.5 A Problem for Soul-Body Hylomorphism
7.6 Perception and Thought
7.7 Conclusions
Chapter Eight: Living Well
8.1 The Final Good for Human Beings
8.2 The Character of Human Happiness: Preliminary Considerations
8.3 Happiness and the Human Function
8.4 The Virtues of Character
8.5 Intellectual Virtues
8.6 A Puzzle about Akrasia
8.7 Friendship
8.8 The Final Good for Human Beings Reconsidered
8.9 Conclusions
Chapter Nine: Political Association
9.1 The Orientation of Aristotle¿s Political Theory
9.2 The Emergence and Priority of the Polis
9.3 The Best Constitution
9.4 An Ugly Aspect of Aristotle¿s Political Naturalism?
9.5 Conclusions
Chapter Ten: The Arts, Rhetoric, and Tragedy
10.1 Aristotle¿s Orientation in Rhetoric and the Arts
10.2 Rhetoric as a Craft
10.3 Poetic Production
10.4 Tragedy
10.5 Catharsis
10.6 Mimêsis
10.7 Prescriptive or Descriptive?
10.8 Conclusions
Chapter Eleven: Aristotle¿s Legacy 
Glossary of Aristotelian Terms

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