All in all a great course. I have some previous knowledge of philosophy, including of Aristotle, and found this course to be well laid out and explain..Show More »ed. It should serve to give a solid overview of a sensible, balanced approach to ethics that is generally relevant today.
I just have a few quibbles. Fr Koterski uses some phrases repeatedly that get a bit irritating -- "mindful of that" for example is used dozens of times.
Also I would have been fine with a longer course, perhaps contrasting Aristotle and his heirs such as Aquinas with other philosophers from Plato to the present day.
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 »y and ultimately incentivizes critical reading and rereading of Plato. This series is a great companion for reading Plato. However, no set of lectures will read Plato for you.
This is great coupled with Plato's readings. I have ONLY read Plato's Republic (and it was years ago) but this audiobook reminded me of how Socrates h..Show More »as so thoroughly shaped the philosophy I follow. I have a great loyalty to 'justice'. It has also motivated me to look at Plato's other works and revealed to me so much more about Socrates than I expected.
I listen while I go about chores or other jobs that don't require my 100% attention (like at work while making gels, making solutions, purifying proteins, etc [I work in a lab]). I've found that it GREATLY settles my mind. After listening, I feel enthralled but so much more stable and satisfied. If you care about Justice, this is an informative and fulfilling listen.