Summary

Philosophy for busy people. Listen to this succinct account of the philosophy of Aristotle in just one hour.
The philosophy of Aristotle dominated Western thought for over a thousand years. He had a mind that mastered all disciplines from mathematics to politics and had a continuing impact on every sphere of knowledge he touched. Above all, Aristotle is credited with the founding of logic. He divided human knowledge into separate categories, and enabled our understanding of the world to develop in a systematic fashion.
This is an expert account of Aristotle’s life and philosophical ideas - entertainingly written and is above all easy listening. Also included are selections from Aristotle’s work, suggested further reading, and chronologies that place Aristotle in the context of the broader scheme of philosophy.
©2012 Paul Strathern (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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”Well-written, clear and informed, they have a breezy wit about them...I find them hard to stop reading.” (New York Times)
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”A godsend in this era of the short attention span.” (New York Times)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Claire Fenwick on 19-07-18

Excellent like a lecture

So many ideas from this philosopher all in your. So you can listen and relax & get a little break from reading other texts. I enjoyed this book and shall look at some of the other ones available! And all for £1.75

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By Edward Thompson on 07-01-18

Very entertaining summary

Some parts rely on the listener knowing the definition to certain high-level terms, but these are infrequent and can be overcome with a quick definition search

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