• Ethics

  • By: Aristotle
  • Narrated by: Jim Killavey
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 11-01-07
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Jimcin Recordings
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars 3.6 (10 ratings)

Summary

Ethics, also know as The Nicomachean Ethics after its first editor, Aristotle's son Nicomachus, begins with these words: "Every art and every inquiry...every action and pursuit, is thought to aim at some good." The book is one of the most influential ethical treatises of all time. Written in 350 BC, it identifies happiness as life's goal. How do we achieve this goal? Not through the satisfactions that come from pleasure, wealth, or fame. According to Aristotle, the true path to happiness lies in contemplation of philosophic truth. This is the only action through which humans can exercise their distinctively unique trait: the ability to reason. Begin your own search for ultimate truth by listening to the complete text of this monumental work of Western philosophy.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Shabeer H. on 22-05-15

A real must for everyone!

What did you like most about Ethics?

Easy to digest - although your understanding may change as you age, which is a good thing!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Louise M on 17-05-08

Tough but good

This was not an easy book to listen to, but the narrator did an excellent job and it was worth the effort.

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4 out of 5 stars
By treydewitt on 22-08-14

Intelligent

Would you consider the audio edition of Ethics to be better than the print version?

Probably not because the reader was very monotone and at times difficult not to find uninterested.

What other book might you compare Ethics to and why?

All historical works and ancient society and how new societies were formed in their image.

What three words best describe Jim Killavey’s voice?

Monotone, dull, lectures style

If you could give Ethics a new subtitle, what would it be?

Understanding societal differences.

Any additional comments?

Good book to get into especially if you want to further your understanding as to why society is how it is and possibly why it has become murky at best for humanity.

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