An Aristotelian Glossary

by Peter Saint-Andre

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Last Updated: 2024-04-18

One reason people find it difficult to understand Aristotle's conception of human fulfillment is that, I feel, translators often miss the mark in rendering his key concepts into English. I've spent many years pondering how to let the original Greek sense of Aristotle's thinking shine through, and I often do so by avoiding Latinate words and instead rendering Greek terms using plain English words that have Anglo-Saxon roots. Although many of my renderings are non-standard, they are intended to give the reader a fresh perspective on Aristotle's ideas; more traditional renderings are mentioned for purposes of comparison.

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