Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics is one of the most influential works ever written in the field of philosophy. This short video from Macat explains the key ideas in the work in only a few minutes. Macat’s videos give you an overview of the ideas you should know, explained in a way that helps you think smarter. […]

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Poetics by Aristotle (384-322 BC) Translated by Ingram Bywater (1840-1914) Aristotle’s Poetics from the 4th century B.C. aims to give a short study of storytelling. It discusses things like unity of plot, reversal of situation, and character in the context of Greek tragedy, comedy and epic poetry. But it still applies today. It is especially […]

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This video focuses on Aristotle’s work, the Nicomachean Ethics, and examines his discussion in book 7 about the practical syllogism – a topic that remains murky and rather underdeveloped in Aristotle’s work as a whole (and an object of controversy within the secondary literature). Gregory B. Sadler is the president and co-founder of ReasonIO. If […]

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In this video we introduce Aristotle’s ideas on the nature of knowledge, his four causes, and his teleological view of nature. =================================================== Support us on Patreon: http://patreon.com/academyofideas Recommended Readings on Aristotle: Aristotle for Everybody – http://amzn.to/27T6bss (affiliate link) Aristotle: The Desire to Understand – http://amzn.to/1Z1e9tA (affiliate link) Visit http://www.academyofideas.com for more videos, video transcripts and […]

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This Lecture talks about Political Thought of Aristotle

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Introduction to Political Philosophy (PLSC 114) The lecture begins with an introduction of Aristotle’s life and works which constitute thematic treatises on virtually every topic, from biology to ethics to politics. Emphasis is placed on the Politics, in which Aristotle expounds his view on the naturalness of the city and his claim that man is […]

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The Ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle was a prolific writer and the father modern science. He also had a thing or two to say about politics and came up with a system of government he called Polity. In this video, we explore what Aristotle’s political views were all about. This is Episode 04 in the series […]

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Guided essay plan for applying Virtue Ethics to adultery

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In this program, the far-reaching philosophical ideas of Plato’s star pupil are examined by noted Brown University professor Martha Nussbaum. Aristotle overcomes Plato’s dualism of the intelligible and sensible worlds with his principle of inseparable nature of eternal matter and form. The principles of potentiality and actuality are examined, along with Aristotle’s theory of the […]

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