Fragments of Aristotle released in Persian
22 فروردين 1391 16:07
Surviving fragments of Aristotle's lost works are converted into Persian and released by Tehran University Press.
IBNA: Mojtaba Derayati, one of the translators of the volume, said: "Aristotle wrote many books most of which were lost in history and only few phrases of each have survived; they are quoted in the books of ancient Greek philosophers."
"For instance, Proclus has cited sentences from Aristotle's On the Self. The fragments are divided into 10 parts: conversations, logic, sermons, ethics, philosophical works, biology, historical works, letters, poems and testament."
Derayati added: "Aristotle had written three treatises, namely 'On Philosophy', 'On the Self', and 'Persuasion to Philosophy'. These works are important as they represent the first phase of Aristotle's thought."
"An important point about Aristotle's lost works is that they all belong to his general writings. His sermons and speeches were usually collected by his students and are therefore available now. But the works he had written for public audiences other than his students were not preserved and therefore lost."
He went on to say that critics believe in two totally different phases of Aristotle's thought.
"Fragments: surviving pieces from Aristotle's lost works" are converted from English to Persian by Mojtaba Derayati and Hamidreza Mahboubi Arani. The book is released in 1000 copies and 180 pages by Tehran University Press.
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