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(p. 691) General Bibliography

(p. 691) General Bibliography

This bibliography supplements the individual chapter bibliographies by recommending: (i) in the first instance online bibliographies; (ii) then also standard editions of Aristotle’s works in English translation; (iii) translations and commentaries intended for further philosophical study, published in the Clarendon Aristotle Series; (iv) general omnibus books for those seeking to familiarize themselves with the main outlines of Aristotle’s thought; (v) anthologies and guidebooks directed primarily to students; and (vi) online resources, drawn from articles in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, many of which feature further bibliographies relevant to their individual topics.

(i) Online Bibliographies

Although they remain valuable, print bibliographies suffer from being out of date more or less from the moment they appear. Dynamic online bibliographies have the advantage of admitting augmentation as new works appear. Four on-line bibliographies will prove worth consulting, both now and especially as the publication date of this volume recedes into the past.

The first is the bibliography to Shields, ‘Aristotle,’ in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy:

  1. http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/aristotle/

This entry divides Aristotle’s works into sections comparable to those employed in the present volume, and emphasizes especially influential publications and other works which advance the study of Aristotle in significant ways. It is updated at regular intervals.

The second recommended online bibliography, unlike the first, is not open-access and so can be accessed only by subscription, whether individual or institutional. It is, however, many times more comprehensive. Compiled by Dr. Richard Ingardia, the bibliography is published by Brill Publishers. The site is accessible under: http://bibliographies.brillonline.comDr. Ingardia’s bibliography, covering over 100 years of scholarship in all major European languages, now runs to over 50, 000 entries and will continue to be updated twice per year. It is fully searchable and allows users to export and print its entries.

A third online bibliography is offered under the auspices of Oxford University Press in the Oxford Online Bibliographies series. The Aristotle bibliography, assembled by Prof. Christof Rapp, is limited in scope, because it aims to provide a guided introduction to the most significant works on Aristotle. Although the works cited are not all elementary, they have been selected with an eye on guiding students to further study. The site is accessible under: http://oxfordbibliographiesonline.com/This work is available by subscription only.

(p. 692) An open-access bibliography, Philosophiae ianua bibliographica, created by Joachim Aul, which includes a full complement of works on Aristotle, not restricted to English, is available in the online German magazine, Information Philosophie: http://www.information-philosophie.de/The extensive Aristotle bibliography available here can be accessed through the general bibliographical section, where philosophers and philosophical topics are arranged alphabetically (beginning on the homepage, under Informationen and then Bibliographie).

(ii) Translations:

Aristotle’s collected works were translated into English by a team of translators between 1912 and 1954, and made available in twelve volumes under the title The Oxford Translation of Aristotle. This work was superseded in 1984 by a revised and augmented version edited by Jonathan Barnes, available in two volumes:Aristotle’s collected works were translated into English by a team of translators between 1912 and 1954, and made available in twelve volumes under the title . This work was superseded in 1984 by a revised and augmented version edited by Jonathan Barnes, available in two volumes: J. Barnes, ed. (1984) The Complete Works of Aristotle: the Revised Oxford Translation, vols. 1 and 2 (Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press).Find this resource:

This same work is also available in a searchable format online, by subscription: The Complete Works of Aristotle: Electronic Edition (InteLex) Past Masters: http://www.nlx.com/collections/8The electronic version permits simple and sophisticated searches of the entire Aristotelian corpus in translation.

Although not comprehensive, a full and judiciously selected presentation of Aristotle’s works in English translation is provided in:Although not comprehensive, a full and judiciously selected presentation of Aristotle’s works in English translation is provided in: Fine, G., and T. Irwin (1995) Aristotle: Selections (Indianapolis: Hackett Pubs.).Despite its offering only selections, this work affords some advantages over the still invaluable . Although expertly revised by Barnes, the remains the work of many different hands, drawn from across the twentieth century, deploying uncoordinated diction and reflecting different translational idioms. In addition to its uniform diction, offers a succinct and instructive glossary of topics and terms, an especially useful study aid to those not already familiar with Aristotle’s thought.Find this resource:

Despite its offering only selections, this work affords some advantages over the still invaluable Revised Oxford Translation. Although expertly revised by Barnes, the Revised Oxford Translation remains the work of many different hands, drawn from across the twentieth century, deploying uncoordinated diction and reflecting different translational idioms. In addition to its uniform diction, Aristotle: Selections offers a succinct and instructive glossary of topics and terms, an especially useful study aid to those not already familiar with Aristotle’s thought.

(iii) Translations with commentaries:

Founded by J.L. Austen, and edited in turn by John Ackrill and its current editor Lindsay Judson, the Clarendon Aristotle Series from Oxford University Press offers the most complete and accurate set of translations, with explanatory and critical notes, of Aristotle’s works in English. Those wishing to pursue individual works will find them invaluable. Currently published in the series are: Ackrill, J.L. (1963) Categories and De Interpretatione, translated with notes (Oxford: Clarendon Press).Google PreviewWorldCat Annas, J. (1976) Aristotle’s Metaphysics M and N, translated with introduction and notes (Oxford: Clarendon Press).Google PreviewWorldCat Balme, D. (1992) De Partibus Animalium I and De Generatione Animalium I (with passages from Book II 1–3), translated with an introduction and notes (Oxford: Clarendon Press).Google PreviewWorldCat (p. 693) Barnes, J. (1994) Posterior Analytics, translated with a commentary, 2nd ed. (Oxford: Clarendon Press).Google PreviewWorldCat Bostock, D. (1994) Aristotle: Metaphysics VII–VIII, translated with commentary (Oxford: Clarendon Press).Google PreviewWorldCat Charlton, W. (1970/1984) Physics Books I and II, translated with introduction, commentary, note on recent work, and revised bibliography (Oxford: Clarendon Press).Google PreviewWorldCat Graham, D. (1999) Aristotle, Physics Book VIII, translated with a commentary (Oxford: Clarendon Press).Google PreviewWorldCat Hamlyn, D.W. (1993) Aristotle’s De Anima Books II and III, with selections from Book I, translated with introduction and notes, and a report on recent work and updated bibliography by C. Shields (Oxford: Clarendon Press).Google PreviewWorldCat Hussey, E. (1993) Aristotle, Physics Books III and IV, translated with introduction and notes (Oxford: Clarendon Press).Google PreviewWorldCat Keyt, D. (1999) Politics, Books V and VI, translated with a commentary (Oxford: Clarendon Press).Google PreviewWorldCat Kirwan, C. (1993) Aristotle: Metaphysics Γ, Δ and E, translated with notes, 2nd ed. (Oxford: Clarendon Press).Google PreviewWorldCat Kraut, R. (1998) Politics Books VII and VIII, translated with a commentary (Oxford: Clarendon Press).Google PreviewWorldCat Lennox, J.G. (2002) On the Parts of Animals, translated with a commentary (Oxford: Clarendon Press).Google PreviewWorldCat Madigan, A. (1999) Aristotle: Metaphysics Books B and K 1–2, translated with commentary (Oxford: Clarendon Press).Google PreviewWorldCat Makin, S. (2006) Metaphysics Theta, translated with an introduction and commentary (Oxford: Clarendon Press).Google PreviewWorldCat Pakaluk, M. (1998) Aristotle: Nicomachean Ethics Books VIII and IX, translated with a commentary (Oxford: Clarendon Press).Google PreviewWorldCat Robinson, R. (1995) Aristotle: Politics III–IV, translated with notes, supplementary material by David Keyt (Oxford: Clarendon Press).Google PreviewWorldCat Saunders, T. (1996) Politics: Books I and II, translated with a commentary (Oxford: Clarendon Press).Google PreviewWorldCat Smith, R. (1997) Topics Books I and VIII, with excerpts from related texts, translated with a commentary (Oxford: Clarendon Press).Google PreviewWorldCat Striker, G. (2009) Prior Analytics Book I, translated with an introduction and commentary (Oxford: Clarendon Press).Google PreviewWorldCat Taylor, C.C.W. (2006) Nicomachean Ethics, Books II–IV, translated with an introduction and commentary (Oxford: Clarendon Press).Google PreviewWorldCat Williams, C.J.F. (1982) Aristotle’s De Generatione et Corruptione, translated with notes (Oxford: Clarendon Press).Google PreviewWorldCat Woods, M. (1982) Aristotle’s Eudemian Ethics Books I, II, and VIII, translated with a commentary (Oxford: Clarendon Press).Google PreviewWorldCat

Forthcoming in this series are: Judson, L. (forthcoming) Aristotle’s Metaphysics Lambda, translated with introduction and notes (Oxford: Clarendon Press).Google PreviewWorldCat Shields, C. (forthcoming) Aristotle’s De Anima, translated with introduction and notes (Oxford: Clarendon Press).Google PreviewWorldCat

(iv) Comprehensive Overviews of Aristotle:

Single-volume comprehensive treatments of Aristotle’s thought are perforce selective. Some seek to be purely expositional; others aim to recount Aristotle’s primary arguments; and still others engage in some amount of critical appraisal. They therefore have different virtues, suited to different audiences. Some synoptic works of these different styles include: Ackrill, J.L. (1981) Aristotle the Philosopher (Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press).Google PreviewWorldCat Allan, D.J. (1952) The Philosophy of Aristotle (Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press).Google PreviewWorldCat Barnes, J. (1982) Aristotle (Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press).Google PreviewWorldCat Grote, G. (1883) Aristotle, 3rd ed. (London: J. Murray).Google PreviewWorldCat Guthrie, W.K.C. (1981) A History of Greek Philosophy vol. VI: Aristotle: An Encounter (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press).Google PreviewWorldCat Irwin, T. (1988) Aristotle’s First Principles (Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press).Google PreviewWorldCat Jaeger, W. (1948) Aristotle: Fundamentals of the History of his Development, 2nd ed., translated by Richard Robinson (Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press).Google PreviewWorldCat Lear, Jonathan (1988), Aristotle: the Desire to Understand (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press).Google PreviewWorldCat Ross, W.D. (1923) Aristotle (London: Methuen and Co.).Google PreviewWorldCat Shields, C. (2007) Aristotle (London: Routledge).Google PreviewWorldCat

(v) General Guide Books to Aristotle

Among the proliferation of handbooks, guides, and companions dedicated to the study of Ancient Philosophy, one finds many dozens of chapters devoted to Aristotle’s works. Two general guide books dedicated to Aristotle alone are: Anagnostopoulos, G. (2009) A Companion to Aristotle (Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell).Google PreviewWorldCat Barnes, J. (1995) The Cambridge Companion to Aristotle (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press).Google PreviewWorldCat

Barnes’s volume includes an excellent extensive bibliography presented in a discursive fashion, which has been partially derived from an earlier, excellent collection of papers on Aristotle:

  1. Barnes, J., M. Schofield, and R. Sorabji, eds., Articles on Aristotle vols 1–4:

    1. Vol. 1. (1975) Science (London: Duckworth).

    2. Vol. 2. (1977) Ethics and Politics (London: Duckworth).

    3. Vol. 3. (1979) Metaphysics (London: Duckworth).

    4. Vol. 4. (1979) Psychology and Aesthetics (London: Duckworth).

These volumes feature many articles which have proven seminal in the study of Aristotle.

(vi) Web-based resources

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Aristotle has an extensive and growing number of entries on Aristotle, each with its own bibliography. The entries are arranged in three tiers. First is a general entry on Aristotle: Shields, Christopher, ‘Aristotle’: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/aristotle/

There follows a group of core articles covering general topics in Aristotle’s philosophy: Cohen, S. Marc, ‘Aristotle’s Metaphysics’: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/aristotle-metaphysics/ (p. 695) Kraut, Richard, ‘Aristotle’s Ethics’: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/aristotle-ethics/ Lennox, James, ‘Aristotle’s Biology’: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/aristotle-biology/ Miller, Fred D., ‘Aristotle’s Political Theory’: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/aristotle-politics/ Rapp, Christof, ‘Aristotle’s Rhetoric’: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/aristotle-rhetoric/ Shields, Christopher, ‘Aristotle’s Psychology’: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/aristotle-psychology/ Smith, Robin, ‘Aristotle’s Logic’: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/aristotle-logic/ Studtmann, Paul, ‘Aristotle’s Categories’: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/aristotle-categories/

Finally, there are a series of articles on special topics, which take up more detailed issues, emphasizing issues which have been of special concern to recent Aristotelian scholarship. This list of entries is growing, but at this printing includes: Bodnar, Istvan, ‘Aristotle’s Natural Philosophy’: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/aristotle-natphil/ Falcon, Andrea, ‘Aristotle on Causality’: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/aristotle-causality/ Gottlieb, Paula, ‘Aristotle on Non-contradiction’: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/aristotle-noncontradiction/ Mendell, Henry, ‘Aristotle and Mathematics’: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/aristotle-mathematics/ (p. 696)