Life, the Universe and Everything: An Aristotelian Philosophy for a Scientific Age [Paperback]

Ric Machuga (Author)

ISBN: 9780718892739 | Published by: Lutterworth Press | Year of Publication: 2011 | Language: English 324p,
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Life, the Universe and Everything


No philosophical idea, no matter how small, can live alone. Ideas always gain their force, power, and life from their surroundings - their ecosystem. The ecosystem of ideas defended in this book comes from the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle and his medieval interpreter, Thomas Aquinas. The ongoing relevance of their philosophical thought to twenty-first century issues is opened up in fascinating ways in this book. Life, the Universe, and Everything is the product of thirty years of teaching introductory courses in philosophy. Assuming no prior background, it only requires of readers an enquiring mind and a willingness to think carefully. An ideal guide to the big questions we face.

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"The book’s text is refreshingly nontechnical, and it would make an excellent companion for undergraduate teaching… And those who hold that metaphysics is a bunch of illogical non-sense are unlikely to accept that the ecumenical system-building on display here is a valid form of reasoning. Yet then again, one can hold either of these positions position and still value Machuga’s efforts as a heuristic. And on that front the book is given the highest recommendation."
Gary Slater
The Expository Times (Volume 125, Number 11, August 2014)

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