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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Summary and analysis of Book 1 of Aritotle’s Politics. Aristotle develops his theory of the State. He argues that the end of the State is the same end as that of man, which is to attain happiness. My blog: http://www.gbwwblog.wordpress.com  

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In this lecture/discussion session from my Fall 2013 Introduction to Philosophy class at Marist, we discuss some of the main issues arising in Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics book 10. In particular, we look at the nature of pleasure, whether it is the good, how it is related to activity, and how pleasures vary in goodness or […]

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An intro to the tragedy formula as depicted in Aristotle’s “Poetics.”

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