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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Chris Surprenant (University of New Orleans) discusses the account of human well-being and the good life presented by Aristotle in the Nicomachean Ethics and Politics. He explains why Aristotle believes that a human being lives well when he acts rightly and possesses all virtues, both intellectual and those relating to good character. Help us caption […]

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Here is a little video I made as a final project for my Theatre History class While this video is by no means a replacement for actually reading Poetics, I hope it helps to simplify it since I know all you students have a lot of reading to do 😉 UPDATE Jan 24 2016: Does […]

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Learn more about the life of Greek philosopher Aristotle, whose work profoundly influenced the modern scientific method, in this mini biography. Subscribe for more Mini Bios: http://bit.ly/1avbyjK From pianists to presidents, learn it all in our Mini Bios playlist: http://bit.ly/1dM6ts3 Check out more bios and full episodes: http://bit.ly/1ebOUOC Like the official Biography Channel Facebook page: […]

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Timeless and carefully selected quotes and sayings by Aristotle, the ancient Greek philosopher (student of Plato and teacher to Alexander the Great). Quotes compiled from http://www.quotesmessages.com. ————————————————————————— Aristotle Quotes ————————————————————————— Quote #1 – “We are what we repeatedly do.” Quote #2 – “Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.” Quote #3 […]

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A very brief introduction to Aristotle’s metaphysics

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In this video, Professor Thorsby offers an general overview of Aristotle’s Politics. Particular focus is paid to the concepts of virtue, the consitutional state, natural slavery, and property relations

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In this video, we start exploring this key work of Aristotle’s Organon – the Categories. Working our way through chapters 1-4, we discuss the following topics: univocal, equivocal, and derivative terms; what can be predicated of, and what can be in a subject; genera, species, differentiae, and predication; and finally, the list of the 10 […]

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This video focuses on Aristotle’s work, the Nicomachean Ethics, and examines his discussion of the intellectual virtues and the parts of the human soul in book 6. Aristotle distinguishes between two higher, intellectual or rational parts of the soul, one concerned with theoretical matters, which are from necessity and whose principles do not change, and […]

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