Aristotle: An Introduction

Narrated by: Hugh Ross, Roy McMillan
Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
Categories: Classics, Greek & Roman
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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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Disappointing But Adequate

After loving the audio versions of Plato's Socratic dialogs, I wanted to try listening to Aristotle. This recording was disappointing both for its selections and the narration.

The selections lean toward colorful but unchallenging tidbits such as zoological observations. I'd have liked more of the Ethics, Logic, and other work that I might spend some time contemplating.

The narrator doesn't help matters, sounding as pedantic as a small-college Philosophy professor serving out his time until retirement.

But still, it's Aristotle. There isn't much of his work available so far in Audio format, but I'd say try Nichomachean Ethics first. Come back to this collection if you want more.

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Surprisingly insightful even today<br />

From government to biology and, ultimately human happiness, Aristotle's philosophy resonates well centuries after being written.