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Philosophy for busy people. Listen to this succinct account of the philosophy of Aristotle in just one hour.

The philosophy of Aristotle dominated Western thought for over a thousand years. He had a mind that mastered all disciplines from mathematics to politics and had a continuing impact on every sphere of knowledge he touched. Above all, Aristotle is credited with the founding of logic. He divided human knowledge into separate categories, and enabled our understanding of the world to develop in a systematic fashion.

This is an expert account of Aristotle’s life and philosophical ideas - entertainingly written and is above all easy listening. Also included are selections from Aristotle’s work, suggested further reading, and chronologies that place Aristotle in the context of the broader scheme of philosophy.

©2012 Paul Strathern (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

”Well-written, clear and informed, they have a breezy wit about them...I find them hard to stop reading.” (New York Times)

”Witty, illuminating, and blessedly concise” (Wall Street Journal)

”Each of these little books is witty and dramatic and creates a sense of time, place, and character...I cannot think of a better way to introduce oneself and one's friends to Western civilization.” (Boston Globe)

”A godsend in this era of the short attention span.” (New York Times)

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Excellent like a lecture

So many ideas from this philosopher all in your. So you can listen and relax & get a little break from reading other texts. I enjoyed this book and shall look at some of the other ones available! And all for £1.75

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Very entertaining summary

Some parts rely on the listener knowing the definition to certain high-level terms, but these are infrequent and can be overcome with a quick definition search

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Excellent!

I liked the substance of the work, very easy to follow and understand.

Informative and well argued.

I recommend it for all those who are interested in Aristotle's ideas, and contributions to philosophy and science. Specially to students, remember it is a general introduction not very advanced philosophical discussion.

I give it a 5 star on story, performance because the author have given an exceptional overall introductory view on Aristotle in one hour. And the narrator performance is also exceptional.

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Good listening

Enjoyed it well worth the listen but could of been in more in depth of his works but worth the purchase anyway

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What did you like best about Aristotle: Philosophy in an Hour? What did you like least?

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Not much discussion on the philosophy.

Has Aristotle: Philosophy in an Hour put you off other books in this genre?

No.

What about Jonathan Keeble’s performance did you like?

Good speaker - easy to listen to.

Any additional comments?

As with the whole series of "Philosophy in an Hour" the focus is mostly on the lives of the philosophers with about 25% on their philosophical reasoning.