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Aristotle and the Theology of the Living Immortals (S U N Y Series in Ancient Greek Philosophy) Richard Bodéüs

Aristotle and the Theology of the Living Immortals (S U N Y Series in Ancient Greek Philosophy)

Richard Bodéüs

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ISBN : 9780791447284
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375 pages
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This book argues that Aristotle used the most traditional Greek ideas about the gods to develop and defend his physical, metaphysical, and ethical teachings. This revolutionary thesis stands in stark contrast to studies of Aristotles texts thatMoreThis book argues that Aristotle used the most traditional Greek ideas about the gods to develop and defend his physical, metaphysical, and ethical teachings. This revolutionary thesis stands in stark contrast to studies of Aristotles texts that normally portray him as a natural theologian using rational tools to elaborate his own conception of God or the gods. Bodeus argues that Aristotle is more closely aligned with popular Greek religion than is usually thought, and attention to the ethical and political writings reveals more about Aristotles resources for conceiving the gods than study of his theoretical works.