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    • Politics

    • By: Aristotle
    • Narrated by: Andrew Cullum
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    The title Politics literally means ‘the things concerning the city’. Here, Aristotle considers the important role that politics plays in the life of the community and its contribution to harmonious and virtuous existence. It is divided into eight books and was a cornerstone in political philosophy for centuries despite certain features - including attitudes towards slaves and women - clearly placing its conclusions and advice within the confines of Athenian society of the fourth century BCE. 

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    • Rhetoric and Poetics

    • By: Aristotle
    • Narrated by: James Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
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    Poetics and Rhetoric are the two major works by Aristotle which, after more than 2,000 years, remain key behavioural handbooks for anyone interested in story, performance, presentation and indeed psychology. The continuing influence of Poetics, for example, is readily discernible even among the scriptwriters of Hollywood!

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    • Nicomachean Ethics and Eudemian Ethics

    • By: Aristotle
    • Narrated by: Andrew Cullum
    • Length: 14 hrs and 42 mins
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    Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics and Eudemian Ethics represent, in many ways, the Western classical springboard for the systematic study and implementation of ethics, the optimum behaviour of the individual. (By contrast, Aristotle’s Politics concerns the optimum blueprint for the city-state.) It is in the hands of each individual, he argues in these books on personal ethics, to develop a character which bases a life on virtue, with positive but moderate habits.

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    • Politics

    • By: Aristotle
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
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    Aristotle's Politics is a work of political philosophy. The end of Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics declared that the inquiry into ethics necessarily follows into politics, and the two works are frequently considered to be parts of a larger treatise, or perhaps connected lectures, dealing with the philosophy of human affairs. Aristotle is generally regarded as one of the most influential ancient thinkers in a number of philosophical fields, including political theory.

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    • Physics

    • By: Aristotle
    • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
    • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
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    Aristotle considers ‘the principles and causes of change, or movement’ behind both animate and inanimate things. It is philosophy, not science, but over centuries affected the views of those involved in the ‘natural sciences’. The text emerged from the Lyceum, the school founded by Aristotle, and is accepted to be a compilation of texts, some of which - but perhaps not all - is by Aristotle. Regardless of authorship, its importance is unquestioned.

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    • Nicomachean Ethics

    • By: Aristotle
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
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    In Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle delves into the question of what is best for mankind and humans as individuals. His conclusion is that happiness is the best possible human condition, though he is not referencing the emotion of happiness. Instead, Aristotle concludes that true happiness comes as a way of life in which the individual contributes to the good of his community, as well as his mind.

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    • Rhetoric, Poetics and Logic

    • By: Aristotle
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
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    All effective debaters, whether they know it or not, employ Aristotle's 3 basic principles of effective argument that form the spine of Rhetoric. In Poetics, Aristotle draws a dramatic distinction between poetry and history. This collection also includes Aristotle's body of work that has come to be identified as Logic.

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    • Politics

    • By: Aristotle
    • Narrated by: Bernard Mayes
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
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    Over two millennia after its compilation, the Politics still offers much to consider with regards to political science. Aristotle's succinct and thoughtful analysis is based on his study of over 150 city constitutions and covers the gamut of political issues in order to establish which types of constitution are best, ideally as well as for particular circumstances, and how they may be maintained.

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    • Organon

    • By: Aristotle
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 22 hrs and 45 mins
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    Aristotle’s Organon comprises six key essays on logic, initially collected by Theophrastus, his successor as head of the Peripatetic school, and given its final form by Andronicus some three centuries later. The six essays are: Categories, On Interpretation, Prior Analytics, Posterior Analytics, Topics and On Sophistical Refutations. One of the principal topics of Aristotle’s focus is syllogism, in which two premises (one major, one minor) lead to a conclusion. This features in Prior Analytics and On Interpretation.  

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    • Aristotle's Poetics

    • By: Aristotle
    • Narrated by: Ray Childs
    • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
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    Aristotle's Poetics is best known for its definitions and analyses of tragedy and comedy, but it also applies to truth and beauty as they are manifested in the other arts. In our age, when the natural and social sciences have dominated the quest for truth, it is helpful to consider why Aristotle claimed poetry is more philosophical and more significant than history. Like so many other works by Aristotle, the Poetics has dominated the way we have thought about all forms of dramatic performance in Europe and America ever since.

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    • Metaphysics

    • By: Aristotle
    • Narrated by: James Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
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    Aristotle's Metaphysics was the first major study of the subject of metaphysics - in other words, an inquiry into 'first philosophy', or 'wisdom'. It differs from Physics which is concerned with the natural world: things which are subject to the laws of nature, things that move and change, are measurable. In Metaphysics, the study falls on 'being qua being' - being insofar as it is being; the causes and principles of being, the causes and principles of substances.

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    • Nicomachean Ethics

    • By: Aristotle, W. D. Ross (translator)
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
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    Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, said to be dedicated to Aristotle's son, Nicomachus, is widely regarded as one of the most important works in the history of Western philosophy. Addressing the question of how men should best live, Aristotle's treatise is not a mere philosophical meditation on the subject, but a practical examination that aims to provide a guide for living out its recommendations.

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    • Good for teachers

    • By Amin Amouhadi on 23-12-12

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    • 600 Quotes of Ancient Philosophy

    • By: Plato, Aristotle, Buddha, and others
    • Narrated by: Katie Haigh
    • Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
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    Ancient philosophy provides us with timeless wisdom while bringing a new light on the way modern thought has been shaped by building on the ancient masters. This audiobook is a careful compilation of essential quotes summarizing each one of the great masters' fundamental ideas. Learn Stoicism from the teachings of both Marcus Aurelius, the emperor, and Epictetus the slave, each one intent on his own quest for the best possible life; discover the essence of ideas, logic and philosophy with Aristotle and his pupil Plato.

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    • On the Soul & Parva Naturalia

    • By: Aristotle
    • Narrated by: James Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
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    Two contrasting reflections by Aristotle which cover very particular ground. In 'On the Soul', Aristotle presents his view of the 'life essence' which, he argues, is possessed by living things whether plants, animals or humans. Not a 'soul' in the generally accepted Western use of the term, this 'soul', he says, is a life force that is indivisible from the organism that possesses it.

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    • The Nicomachean Ethics

    • By: Aristotle, David Ross (translator)
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
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    In the Nicomachean Ethics (so called after their first editor, Aristotle's son Nicomachus) Aristotle sets out to discover the good life for man: the life of happiness or eudaimonia. Happiness for Aristotle is the activity of the soul in accordance with virtue. Virtue is shown in the deliberate choice of actions as part of a worked-out plan of life, a plan which takes a middle course between excess and deficiency.

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    • Aristotle on audiobook?

    • By Francis on 11-05-07

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    • Ethics

    • By: Aristotle
    • Narrated by: Jim Killavey
    • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
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    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.

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    • A real must for everyone!

    • By Shabeer H. on 22-05-15

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    • Poetics

    • By: Aristotle, S. H. Butcher - translator
    • Narrated by: Daniel Dorse
    • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
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    Aristotle's Poetics is the earliest surviving work of dramatic theory and first extant philosophical treatise to focus on literary theory in the West. This has been the traditional view for centuries. However, recent work is now challenging whether Aristotle focuses on literary theory per se (given that not one poem exists in the treatise) or whether he focuses instead on dramatic musical theory that only has language as one of the elements. 

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    • Nicomachean Ethics

    • By: Aristotle
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
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    Nicomachean Ethics is Aristotle’s most famous work on the subject of ethics and virtue. He believed that ethical knowledge is not precise knowledge, like logic and mathematics, but general knowledge like nutrition and exercise. Since ethics is a practical discipline rather than a theoretical one, he thought that to become "good", one could not simply study what virtue is; one must actually be virtuous.

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    • Amazing clarity of thought.

    • By Haris on 26-04-17

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    • 100 Quotes by Aristotle

    • Great Philosophers and Their Inspiring Thoughts
    • By: Aristotle
    • Narrated by: Paul Spera
    • Length: 22 mins
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    Pupil of the great Plato, teacher of Alexander the Great, Aristotle is a massively influential figure in Western philosophy. Cicero described his literary style as "a river of gold". Modern ethics are based on his ideas about virtue; his writings literally encompassed all the scientific knowledge of the time and beyond, so much that many of his findings were still considered cutting-edge many century afterwards. Aristotle also shaped modern logic, and put his mark on all subsequent philosophy and theology. We have selected for you 100 of his most profound and influent quotes, so that you can see for yourself how modern these fundamental ideas still are. Nourish your daily life with Aristotle's Ethics, strengthen your thoughts with his Logic, and adopt his scientific ways for a clearer life.

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    • On Sense and the Sensible

    • By: Theodorus Gaza - translator, Aristotle
    • Narrated by: Ellie Darvill
    • Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
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    This Aristotelian treatise makes up part of the philosopher’s Parva Naturalia, which is Latin for “short treatises on nature”. In this text, he presents his ideas about the human senses. He connects each sense to an element - sight to water, touch to earth, etc. While Aristotle’s view of the senses is scientifically inaccurate in many ways, this treatise is a fascinating read for anyone interested in learning more about how the ancients understood the world.   

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