Life, the Universe, and Everything
An Aristotelian Philosophy for a Scientific Age
Imprint: Cascade Books
"'Ideas always exist in an ecosystem.' Patiently unpacking this simple but powerful truth with the skill of a master teacher, Ric Machuga has written a book as wise as it is winsomely modest."
Editor, Books & Culture
"This is a clearly written, wonderfully engaging account of Aristotelianism for our contemporary world. It is, in short, a defense of `first philosophy,' the idea that philosophy and philosophical reflection is the starting point of, and that which illuminates and clarifies, all that we believe that we know in the other disciplines in the university, especially the hard sciences. I applaud Professor Machuga for this outstanding book."
--Francis J. Beckwith
Professor of Philosophy and Church-State Studies
"Modestly but engagingly written, and yet ambitious in scope, this 'Aristotelian' tour of the great loci of philosophy is a tour de force. It is the fruit, not of quickly-written 'research', but of many years' teaching of primary, classic texts, and it shows. A careful reading will provide a philosophical education, in the old-fashioned sense of that word. The reader will put the book down both better informed, and wiser."
Regent College, Vancouver, BC