Politics (FULL Audio Book) by Aristotle (384 BCE-322 BCE) Translated by Benjamin Jowett (1817-1893) The Politics, by the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle, is one of the most influential texts in political philosophy. In it, Aristotle explores the role that the political community should play in developing the virtue of its citizens. One of his central […]

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The 5th video in Dr. Richard Brown’s Online Introduction to Philosophy. For all videos see http://onlinephilosophyclass.wordpress.com/philosophy-101/

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Introduction to Political Philosophy (PLSC 114) The lecture discusses Aristotle’s comparative politics with a special emphasis on the idea of the regime, as expressed in books III through VI in Politics. A regime, in the context of this major work, refers to both the formal enumeration of rights and duties within a community as well […]

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Aristotle was the original Renaissance Man – long before the Renaissance. He wrote about biology, ethics, logic, physics, rhetoric, politics, and countless other subjects. In sum, Aristotle‚Äôs work comprised the first systematic form of Western Philosophy. Aristotle is also considered the first genuine scientist in history. As Isaac Newton said, “If I have seen further […]

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BBC – Aristotle’s Lagoon In the 4th century BC the Greek philosopher Aristotle travelled to Lesvos, an island in the Aegean teeming, then as now, with wildlife. His fascination with what he found there, and his painstaking study of it, led to the birth of a new science – biology. Professor Armand Leroi follows in […]

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This is a video in my new Core Concepts series — designed to provide students and lifelong learners a brief discussion focused on one main concept from a classic philosophical text and thinker. This Core Concept video focuses on Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, book 2, in particular on the notion of moral virtues as mean or […]

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Introduction to Political Philosophy (PLSC 114) This final lecture on Aristotle focuses on controlling conflict between factions. Polity as a mixture of the principles of oligarchy and democracy, is the regime that, according to Aristotle, can most successfully control factions and avoid dominance by either extreme. Professor Smith asserts that the idea of the polity […]

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This is a video in my new Core Concepts series — designed to provide students and lifelong learners a brief discussion focused on one main concept from a classic philosophical text and thinker. This Core Concept video focuses on Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, book 1, in particular on Aristotle’s discussion about the different views human beings […]

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