The Parva Naturalia or short treatises on nature are a collection of seven works by Aristotle. In the Bekker numbering of the Aristotelian corpus they follow On the Soul, and each concerns problems which touch on the relationship between body and soul.
The seven works are:
- Sense and Sensibilia
- On Memory
- On Sleep
- On Dreams
- On Divination in Sleep
- On Length and Shortness of Life
- On Youth, Old Age, Life and Death, and Respiration.
Free online texts
Internet Archive: The Works of Aristotle, Vol III, translated under the editorship of W.D. Ross (1910). Parva Naturalia translated by J.I. Beare and G.R.T. Ross. Multiple formats.
Internet Archive: Aristotle's Psychology: A Treatise on the Principle of Life (De Anima and Parva Naturalia), translated by W.A. Hammond (1902). Multiple formats.
History of Philosophy without any gaps: Classified Information: Aristotle's Biology - podcast by philosopher Peter Adamson.
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Aristotle's Biology, by James Lennox.
The Great Conversation: Further reading at Tom's Learning Notes
Aristotle: On the Soul