On Dreams

In his treatise On Dreams, Aristotle offers a detailed analysis of the phenomenon of dreaming. He begins by outlining the different types of dreams that people experience, before...

On The Parts Of Animals

Every systematic science, the humblest and the noblest alike, seems to admit of two distinct kinds of proficiency; one of which may be properly called scientific knowledge of the...

On Sophistical Refutations

Let us now discuss sophistic refutations, i.e. what appear to be refutations but are really fallacies instead. Some reasonings are genuine, while others seem to be so but are not,...

On Prophesying By Dreams

As to the divination which takes place in sleep, and is said to be based on dreams, we cannot lightly either dismiss it with contempt or give it implicit confidence. The fact that...

On The Heavens

The science which has to do with nature clearly concerns itself for the most part with bodies and magnitudes and their properties and movements, but also with the principles of...

On Interpretation

In his work On Interpretation, Aristotle seeks to uncover the underlying principles of language and meaning. He begins by examining the nature of signs and symbols, and how they...

On The Gait Of Animals

We have now to consider the parts which are useful to animals for movement in place (locomotion); first, why each part is such as it is and to what end they possess them; and...

Metaphysics

All men by nature desire to know. An indication of this is the delight we take in our senses; for even apart from their usefulness they are loved for themselves; and above all...

Nicomachean Ethics

Aristotle (384-322 B.C.) is one of the most famous philosophers in history. Together with Plato and Socrates, Aristotle is responsible for Western philosophy as it is known today....

On Dreams

We must, in the next place, investigate the subject of the dream, and first inquire to which of the faculties of the soul it presents itself, i.e. whether the affection is one...

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