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A complete translation of Aristotle's classic work De Anima supplemented with well-chosen notes and a comprehensive introduction. Also commonly translated as On the Soul, this work is a seminal work from the roots of Classical thinking on the nature of life and the lifeforce. Focus Philosophical Library translations are close to and are non-interpretative of the original text, with the notes and a glossary intending to provide the reader with some sense of the terms and the concepts as they were understood by Aristotle's immediate audience.
Mark Shiffman (PhD Chicago) is Assistant Professor in the Department of Humanities at Villanova University, with interests in the history of philosophy, classical studies and political theory. His work in ancient thought has focused on Plato, Aristotle, Virgil, Plutarch and Augustine. He is currently at work on a book reassessing the character of Plutarch's Platonism.