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Lewis' mention of Aristotle's works in The Great Divorce

PostPosted: 04 Aug 2010, 02:23
by mwanafalsafa
This quote is from the very first paragraph of The Great Divorce:

"However far I went I found only dingy lodging houses, small tobacconists, hoardings from which posters hung in rags, windowless warehouses, goods stations without trains, and bookshops of the sort that sell The Works of Aristotle.

What does Lewis mean when we refers to bookstores that sell Aristotle? He's describing Hell or Purgatory. Is he not a fan of Aristotle?

Re: Lewis' mention of Aristotle's works in The Great Divorce

PostPosted: 04 Aug 2010, 16:13
by paminala
you should check out the book study of The Great Divorce in another thread on the forum. this question was addressed by someone there.
Paul F. Ford wrote:I am racking my brain to remember where I read that "The Works of Aristotle" refers to this: http://www.exclassics.com/arist/ariintro.htm. The attentive reader will want to know that Lewis is not denigrating the real Aristotle.

Re: Lewis' mention of Aristotle's works in The Great Divorce

PostPosted: 09 Aug 2010, 21:51
by Nerd42
paminala wrote:you should check out the book study of The Great Divorce in another thread on the forum. this question was addressed by someone there.
Paul F. Ford wrote:I am racking my brain to remember where I read that "The Works of Aristotle" refers to this: http://www.exclassics.com/arist/ariintro.htm. The attentive reader will want to know that Lewis is not denigrating the real Aristotle.
w00t w00t, join our book study! :)