The labyrinth I’m in The paths after paths Cycle in epicycle repeats Without Ariadne’s thread In the endless pursuit Of the uncertain exit That the maze hides By stalking me with it From day one, flat out Till I reckon it’s my plight My creation, mine only
Socrate was a liberal, Plato was a conservative, and Aristotle? Well, he was an educator, an academic, an intellectual with perks and passions who was never dull. His school of thought dominated western Europe during the Middle Ages. It became a foundation of Christian theology because of the conciliation of humanities with science, especially biology, to approach the hows in the quest of whys and whats.
But don’t be intimidated by the dauntingly impressive resume of the philosopher. You don’t have to strain yourself with a burden to know the wondrous truth of our human life and the universe beyond. Woodfin’s illustrated guide to Aristotle will become your scholarly and witty Virgil to his circles of knowledge as seen in his mind’s casements. Through them, you are welcome to appreciate the panorama of Teleology, Thinness, the Four Causes, Beauty, Ethics, and the Cosmos like you never realized in plain language.
Suppose you want to know more about the man who taught Alexander the Great and Thomas Aquinas, the top Doctor of the Church, and assured the distraught that excellence comes from habit. In that case, this book deserves your attention – with delightful Eureka!
Still yearning Still learning The eager heart Even for the fate Riddled with Tangled plagues Keeps the eyes At the stars above And soars, falls Falls and soars With neverending Aspiration to fly Across the sky Even on one Winged foot.