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(384 BCE–322 BCE)
See biography, media, quotes, indexes. Aristotle (Greek: Ἀριστοτέλης Aristotélēs) (384 BC – 322 BC) was a Greek philosopher, a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great. He wrote on many subjects, including physics, metaphysics, poetry, theater, music, logic, rhetoric, politics, government, ethics, biology and zoology.
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Collections of works



Logical writings

Physical and scientific writings

  • PhysicsIncomplete (or Physica)
  • On the Heavens (or De Caelo)
  • On Generation and Corruption (or De Generatione et Corruptione)
  • Meteorology (or Meteorologica)
  • On the Cosmos (or De Mundo, or On the Universe) *
  • Bekker 402a Περὶ Ψυχῆς, Latin De Anima
    • On the Vital Principle (Charles Collier translator, 1855)
    • De Anima, also known as On the Soul (J. A. Smith translator, 1931)
  • Parva Naturalia or Little Physical Treatises is a collective term for the following seven works rather than a work in its own right.
  • On Sense and the Sensible (or De Sensu et Sensibilibus)
  • On Memory and Reminiscence (or De Memoria et Reminiscentia)
  • On Sleep and Sleeplessness (or De Somno et Vigilia)
  • On Dreams (or De Insomniis) *
  • On Prophesying by Dreams (or De Divinatione per Somnum)

Περὶ νεότητος καὶ γήρως, καὶ ζωῆς καὶ θανάτου, καὶ ἀναπνοῆς

  • On Longevity and Shortness of Life (or De Longitudine et Brevitate Vitae)
  • Bekker 467b Περὶ νεότητος καὶ γήρως, καὶ ζωῆς καὶ θανάτου, καὶ ἀναπνοῆς, Latin De Juventute et Senectute, De Vita et Morte, De Respiratione
    • On Youth and Old Age (On Life and Death) (or De Juventute et Senectute, De Vita et Morte)
      • On Breathing (or De Respiratione) is only part of On Youth..."
  • On Breath (or De Spiritu) *
  • History of Animals (or Historia Animalium, or On the History of Animals, or Description of Animals)
  • On the Parts of Animals (or De Partibus Animalium)
  • On the Movement of Animals (or De Motu Animalium, or On the Movement of Animals)
  • On the Progression of Animals (or De Incessu Animalium)
  • On the Generation of Animals (or De Generatione Animalium)
  • On Colours (or De Coloribus) *
  • De audibilibus
  • Physiognomics (or Physiognomonica) *
  • On Plants (or De Plantis) *
  • On Marvellous Things Heard (or Mirabilibus Auscultationibus, or On Things Heard) *
  • Mechanical Problems (or Mechanica) *
  • Problems (or Problemata) *
  • On Indivisible Lines (or De Lineis Insecabilibus) *
  • Situations and Names of Winds (or Ventorum Situs) *
  • On Melissus, Xenophanes and Gorgias (or MXG) * The section On Xenophanes starts at 977a13, the section On Gorgias starts at 979a11.

Metaphysical writings

Ethical writings

  • Nicomachean Ethics (or Ethica Nicomachea, or The Ethics)
  • Great Ethics (or Magna Moralia) *
  • Eudemian Ethics (or Ethica Eudemia)
  • Virtues and Vices (or De Virtutibus et Vitiis Libellus, Libellus de virtutibus) *
  • Politics (or Politica)
  • Economics (or Oeconomica)

Aesthetic writings

Works outside the Corpus Aristotelicum

PD-icon.svg Works by this author published before January 1, 1923 are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. Translations or editions published later may be copyrighted. Posthumous works may be copyrighted based on how long they have been published in certain countries and areas.


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