Aristotle, Metaphysics. Book I, Chapter 1

Study Aristotle's Metaphysics in the Classical LIberal Arts Academy's Classical Metaphysics course.

In this lesson, we begin the study of Aristotle’s Metaphysics. To complete the objectives of this lesson, complete the following tasks: Study the lesson for mastery. Complete the lesson assessment. Lesson All men naturally desire to know; a token of which Is the love of the senses; for, separate from utility, they are loved for themselves, and this is especially the case with the sense of seeing. For, as I may say, we choose to see, in preference to every thing else, not only that we may act, but likewife when we have no intention of acting. But the cause … Continue

Aristotle’s Model of the Universe

While the work of the Classical Liberal Arts Academy keeps me busy throughout the year, what really drives my work is my own personal pursuit of Wisdom through the study of the classical Catholic curriculum. In my personal studies this year, I am making another study through Aristotle’s works on Natural Philosophy. These include: Physics On the Heavens On Generation & Corruption Meteorology On Minerals (St. Albert the Great) On the Soul I have two questions I’d like to find answers to this year as I study Natural Philosophy: How do the four elements form the compound bodies that we … Continue

Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, Book I, Chapter 1

Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics

Return to the Works of Aristotle Return to the Works of Aristotle Welcome to the Classical Liberal Arts Academy’s Classical Ethics course. In this course, we will study all of Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics. Translation by Thomas Taylor Every art and every method, and in like manner every action and deliberate choice, appear to aspire after a certain good: Hence, it is well said, that the good is that which all things desire. Of ends, however, there appears to be a certain difference; for some of them are energies; but others of them besides these are certain works. But in those … Continue