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by Paul Strathern

  • Author: Paul Strathern
  • ISBN: 1566631246
  • ISBN13: 978-1566631242
  • ePub: 1510 kb | FB2: 1420 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Humanities
  • Publisher: Ivan R. Dee (September 1, 1996)
  • Pages: 87
  • Rating: 4.8/5
  • Votes: 501
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Aristotle in 90 Minutes (Philosophers in 90 Minutes Series) ePub download

This book is a delightful addition to Paul Strathern's Philosophers in 90 Minute series. Though the title might seem a trifle flippant, don't underestimate this short but potent book.

This book is a delightful addition to Paul Strathern's Philosophers in 90 Minute series. Strathern himself is a truly remarkable individual, a polymath, widely travelled, with award winning fictional and non-fictional books. He approaches philosophy with a perspective far broader and (to me) more interesting than can anyone whose home base is limited to philosophy alone.

Aristotle (384-322 BC) in 90 Minutes (Philosophers in 90 Minutes Series; London: Constable, 1996) . Machiavelli in 90 Minutes (Philosophers in 90 Minutes Series; Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 1998); reissued as The Essential Machiavelli (Virgin Philosophers Series; London: Virgin, 2002).

Aristotle (384-322 BC) in 90 Minutes (Philosophers in 90 Minutes Series; London: Constable, 1996); reissued as The Essential Aristotle (Virgin Philosophers Series; London: Virgin, 2002). Nietzsche (1844-1900) in 90 Minutes (Philosophers in 90 Minutes Series; London: Constable, 1996); reissued as The Essential Nietzsche (Virgin Philosophers Series; London: Virgin, 2002).

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The Philosophy in 90 Minutes series, written by Paul Strathern, is a series of short introductory biographical overviews on well-known philosophers, set in brief historical context, along with brief impressions of their philosophies

The Philosophy in 90 Minutes series, written by Paul Strathern, is a series of short introductory biographical overviews on well-known philosophers, set in brief historical context, along with brief impressions of their philosophies. The books are also produced in audio format; read by narrator Robert Whitfield. The series’ intent is to "write about the philosophers' lives, adding in a few of their ideas".

Aristotle in 90 Minutes book. The same thing happened with Kant Aristotle in Ninety Minutes by Paul Strathern. series, I cannot stress that enough. All said, this is a pretty basic chronology of Aristotle's life and the way Aristotelian thought became absorbed into western consciousness. A High Priest o. appiness It may seem preposterous to sum up Aristotle or any other major philosopher in ninety minutes.

I like Strathern's books very much, but it seems to me here he chose a subject not especially amenable to this kind of treatment.

What would Kierkegaard have thought about this book? He would have perhaps appreciated Stathern's humor, his narrative skill, his quickness of mind, his emphasizing Kierkegaard's thought as directed not to abstraction but to 'lived life. But he probably would have resented the effort to reduce the complexities of his thought, their contradictions and dialectical intricacies to easily digestible form. I like Strathern's books very much, but it seems to me here he chose a subject not especially amenable to this kind of treatment. Скачать (pdf, 2. 4 Mb) Читать.

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90 Minutes Acropolis adversary Aegean Agora Alcibiades Anaxagoras ancient Greek Anytus appears Archelaus Aristotle Asclepios asked Socrates Athenian attitude . Socrates beautifully formed body certainly Chronology of Socrates city-states conflict Critias Crito death penalty Delphic Oracle democracy democratic Despite Diogenes Laertius explained fifth-century . German metaphysics getting it wrong human. Paul Strathern is author of the popular and critically acclaimed Philosophers in 90 Minutes series. Highlights from the series include Nietzsche in 90 Minutes, Aristotle in 90 Minutes, and Plato in 90 Minutes.

Far from being a novelty, each book is a highly refined appraisal of the philosopher and his work, authoritative and clearly presented.

Philosophy in 90 Minutes Philosophy lecturer Paul Strathern has written short introductions to famous philosophers . I love this series of books.

Philosophy in 90 Minutes. by Luke Muehlhauser on March 9, 2011 in Resources. Philosophy lecturer Paul Strathern has written short introductions to famous philosophers, similar to my Painless Introductions series. His books are more chatty and biographical than mine, and also longer. There are also some inaccuracies that seem to have slipped in due to an urge to make the books fun and sensational. His biases are also really funny – the relentless mocking of Aquinas and Augustine alone make the series worth it. Scott(Quote). Martin March 9, 2011 at 11:29 am.

In Aristotle in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Aristotle's life and ideas, and explains their influence on man's struggle to understand his existence in the world. The book also includes selections from Aristotle's work; a brief list of suggested reading for those who wish to push further; and chronologies that place Aristotle within his own age and in the broader scheme of philosophy.
Kage
Highly readable and very approachable, true of each volume in this series.

This book, as well as the entire series, is light in terms philosophical exposition but highly readable and makes a good introduction as well as a good source for historical context and personal stories.

In being so thin a volume, which is at once the greatest virtue and greatest vice of this book, there is not much to review or there is simply too much be said about what is not said. I have thus presented one key take away from the book in the title to this review: Truth resides in the physical world around us; virtue is the mean between two vices
Kazracage
A great introduction to Aristotle, his origins, life and philosophy. I recommend it to those who are starting their journey in the world of Philosophy. I do suggest getting acquainted with Socrates and Plato first of course (the author has primers on then as well).
invincible
This is another in the Strathern series on philosophers. I found this work to be more succinct than the one on Socrates. Strathern gets criticized for leaving too much out, but these books serve their purpose. For me, they give an overview of the philosopher's life, his context, and some of his contributions to later thought and even modern society before I read the subject's work.

Aristotle was a polymath who studied under Plato and developed the formal discipline of logic. Christian apologetics today hinges on the use of Aristotelian logic, which is why Christian classical schools teach dialectic and logic early on. Aristotle apparently rivaled Plato as he developed, which led to some separation between the philosophers. He made contributions to many areas, including science, and the author also points out many things he was remarkably wrong about. There is an argument that paradigm kept Aristotle from discovering truths he perhaps should have, such as the earth orbiting the sun rather than vice-versa.

I find it interesting that Aristotle, like many of the Greek philosophers and writers, was largely forgotten or ignored by the West until about the Renaissance, but all of his works were studied by Islamic peoples and Aristotelian thought permeates Islamic doctrine.

In 2015, I intend to read Aristotle's Politics along with Plato's Laws. Strathern alleges that Aristotle's work is more pragmatic, rather than constructing the ideal society he sets out how to govern in reality. I want to complete these, some Seneca, and Marcus Aurelius' Meditations before tackling Augustine's City of God. 4 stars out of 5. I enjoy Strathern's series.
FRAY
What a waste of 90 minutes. Much of it is an autobiographical account of a visit to Aristotle's birthplace. Much of the rest is a biography in which the account at almost every step has to consider various possibilities before the author seemingly capriciously takes one. There is very little of Aristotle's philosophy. Not clear that the author understands any of it. At one point he claims the medieval Church believed the Earth to be flat, but if the author had ever read just a few pages of Aquinas's Summa, he would know better. The author's ignorance befuddles this slim volume on nearly every page.
Adorardana
This book is a delightful addition to Paul Strathern's Philosophers in 90 Minute series. Though the title might seem a trifle flippant, don't underestimate this short but potent book.

Strathern himself is a truly remarkable individual, a polymath, widely travelled, with award winning fictional and non-fictional books. He knows his stuff, and speaks with an enthusiasm and fluidity that clearly illustrates Strathern's love of his subject matter. He approaches philosophy with a perspective far broader and (to me) more interesting than can anyone whose home base is limited to philosophy alone.

In a two part approach that mirrors other books in the 90 Minute series, Strathern presents a sparkling biography of Aristotle, including his family life, his rise to fame, and his near brush with execution late in life. Concluding Aristotle's life story, Strathern moves on to examine the enormous impact that Aristotle's thinking, for better or for worse, had on Western civilization. Aristotle's key concepts are discussed with lucidity, and cogent criticisms of Aristotelian limitations are presented respectfully and clearly.

In proof of the concept that pursuit of knowledge need not be dreary, Strathern's Aristotle in 90 Minutes is permeated by dry and excellent British wit. No pre-requisite knowledge of philosophy is required to fully enjoy this wonderful review of the life and thoughts of one of the West's most influential thinkers. Both fascinating and funny, it's a definite two thumbs up!
Gio
There are several points of keep in mind while reading any of Strathern's '90 Minutes' works:
1. Where possible, Strathern loves to attach psychological typologies to his subjects, and then weaves his analysis into the philosopher's known, objective biography.
2. Strathern's works are highly biographical, and should not be seen as an introduction to philosophical doctrines, at least not in their primary capacity.
3. Strathern does not mind using flimsy sources if their information suits his psychological theories.
4. Some of Strathern's '90 Minutes' are terrible, others bearable.

All of Strathern's books include the following:
30-60 pages of biographical information, introducting some philosophical ideas
10-20 pages of quotes from the philosophers works or about the philosopher

This is a bearable '90 Minutes.' It does an excellent job of introducing Aristotle, and covers all of the major periods of his life. Like all of Stratern's writings, this piece is readable and lightly humorous. Stratern's bias is tolerable hardly noticeable in this volume; he is generally objective. Finally, there is a nice afterword discussing Aristotelianism after Aristotle's death.

I recommend 'this' Strathern piece in accordance with other writings on Aristotle, or, best of all, with Aristotle himself.
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