Aristotle: An Introduction

  • by Hugh Griffith
  • Narrated by Hugh Ross, Roy McMillan
  • 5 hrs and 1 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Aristotle was the third key figure among the philosophers of Ancient Greece, after Socrates and Plato. Here, extensive sections of the main works for which he is still respected are given, following accessible introductions setting the scene.
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Audible Editor Reviews

Aristotle's surviving works were likely intended for his students and other philosophers. His prose is less than gripping for contemporary readers. This audiobook seeks to make the texts accessible by providing manageable excerpts from works such as The History of Animals and Nicomachean Ethics. Hugh Ross's narration of Aristotle is friendly and spirited, a style that goes some way in making this work sound less like lecture notes than it might have in other hands. Even more inviting are the preambles that place each passage in context. Roy McMillan delivers these in an avuncular voice, as though he were reading to children. In the end, these introductions are often more interesting than the extracts themselves.

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What the Critics Say

"Aristotle's delightful (History of Animals), where we learn that in certain places, weasels live only on one of the roads, that Syrian sheep have tails a cubit wide and that hawks in Egypt are very small due to their diet. How does he know all this and much more about the breeding habits of eels and the anatomy of hyenas? Who knows, but would you argue with Aristotle? " (The Sunday Times)

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 25-02-2008
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks