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The Great Courses: Ancient Philosophy
ORIGINAL
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  • The Ethics of Aristotle

    • ORIGINAL (6 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Father Joseph Koterski, S.J.
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    In this 12-lecture meditation on Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, you'll uncover the clarity and ethical wisdom of one of humanity's greatest minds. Father Koterski shows how and why this great philosopher can help you deepen and improve your own thinking on questions of morality and leading the best life. The aim of these lectures is to provide you with a clear and thoughtful introduction to Aristotle as a moral philosopher.

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  • Plato, Socrates, and the Dialogues

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Michael Sugrue
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    These 16 lectures bring the Socratic quest for truth alive and explore ideas that are as vital today as they were 25 centuries ago. Ideas about truth, justice, love, beauty, courage, and wisdom that can change lives and reveal the world in new ways. Here, you'll delve into the inner structure, action, and meaning of 17 of Plato's greatest dialogues, making these lectures an indispensable companion for anyone interested in philosophy in general or Platonic thought in particular.

    Svyatoslav Brodetskiy says: "Professor Sugrue Vivifies the Dialogues"
    Professor Sugrue Vivifies the Dialogues

    Yes. This series is an honest and critical survey of the timeless and complex themes of the dialogues. Sugrue navigates layers of intentional ambiguit..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 15 2013 by Svyatoslav Brodetskiy (New York)
  • Greek Legacy: Classical Origins of the Modern World

    • ORIGINAL (6 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Daniel N. Robinson
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    Virtually all of the major building blocks of our culture (law, government, religion, science, medicine, drama, architecture, and more) derived ultimately from the ancient Greeks. In these 12 lectures, you'll explore the continuing influence of the classical Greek achievement on contemporary life. The point is not the often tedious claim that there is nothing new under the sun. Rather, it is to underscore the remarkable continuity of the Greek perspective and ethos preserved over several millennia.

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  • Masters of Greek Thought: Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle

    • ORIGINAL (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Robert C. Bartlett
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    For more than two millennia, philosophers have grappled with life's most profound and "eternal" questions. It is easy to forget, however, that these questions about fundamental issues like justice, injustice, virtue, vice, or happiness were not always eternal. They once had to be asked for the first time. This was a step that could place the inquirer beyond the boundaries of the law. And the Athenian citizen and philosopher who took that courageous step in the 5th century B.C. was Socrates.

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  • Practical Philosophy: The Greco-Roman Moralists

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Luke Timothy Johnson
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    These 24 inspiring lectures introduce you to the sages who, as a group, represent the "missing page" of the history of philosophy. Although their names are sometimes familiar to us, as in the case of Cicero and Plutarch, their philosophy is not. Studying these thinkers offers some surprising ways to think about philosophy. This course offers ample opportunity to hear, in their own words, the philosophers' prescriptions for healthier living.

    Curdy says: "Wonderful introduction to practical philosophy"
    Wonderful introduction to practical philosophy

    Character, Practice, Habits

    Reviewed on December 24 2013 by Curdy (Dublin, Ireland)
  • An Introduction to Greek Philosophy

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor David Roochnik
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    More than 2,500 years later, the fundamental questions asked by the ancient Greeks continue to challenge, fascinate, and instruct us. Is reality stable and permanent or is it always changing? Are ethical values like justice and courage relative? What is justice? What is happiness? How shall we best live our lives?In this series of 24 lectures, Professor Roochnik invites you to join this eternal discussion.

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  • Plato's Republic

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor David Roochnik
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    More than 2,000 years later, Plato's Republic remains astonishingly relevant to our everyday lives. It poses one question after another that might well have been drawn from the headlines and debates of our nation's recent history: What sort of person should rule the state? Are all citizens equal before the law? Should everyone have equal access to health care? Plato's greater inquiry, however, was into the question of defining justice itself and the reasons why a person would choose a life aligned with that virtue.

    Bruno says: "One of the best courses I have ever heard!"
    One of the best courses I have ever heard!

    The BEST course

    Reviewed on November 07 2013 by Bruno (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)