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Aristotle Poetics and Rhetoric podcast

Here’s the podcast from our final Aristotle reading group for the 2009 session. We discussed Rhetoric, Poetics and the year of reading Aristotle. Here’s the podcat in mp3 format to download: It was a wonderful year – joyous and difficult. Phil Continue reading

02. December 2009 by Arrian
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Video: Aristotle’s Poetics Explained

Really looking forward to the final Aristotle call tomorrow night, especially the discussion around Poetics. If any of you are still fuzzy on the concepts Aristotle lays down in the Poetics, here is an illuminating video clip. Continue reading

01. December 2009 by Arrian
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The Virtue of Wild Things

There was an op-ed in the New York Times yesterday from David Brooks that re-examines the classical notions of character against a modern notion. The philosopher’s notion of character according to Brooks is one that’s ingrained (see myth and Homer… Continue reading

21. October 2009 by Arrian
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Aristotle’s Politics Reading Odyssey call

We had a great conversation tonight discussing Aristotle’s Politics. You can listen to the conversation either now on this webpage or later as a podcast. To listen live simply click on the link below and it should start playing. To listen later as… Continue reading

07. October 2009 by Arrian
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Aristotle Politics – Questions?

I hope your Politics reading is going well. Book 1 is a bit rough with the awful commentary on slaves and women – at least I found it one of the more difficult to tolerate passages.Barring that, how is your reading going?Can you send one or more q… Continue reading

06. October 2009 by Arrian
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Conversation with Barry Schwartz about “practical wisdom” and Aristotle

The Reading Odyssey’s Aristotle 2009 reading group had a good conversation with Professor Barry Schwartz about “practical wisdom” and Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics. Download the mp3 from the dialogue here: Thanks! Phil Continue reading

02. September 2009 by Arrian
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Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics – Books IV – VI: recording

We had a good call tonight discussing Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics Books IV – VI. Download Aristotle-7-7-09NichEthicsIV-VI.mp3 We discussed a wide range of issues: liberality, generosity, moral virtue, justice, practical wisdom.And we prepared f… Continue reading

08. July 2009 by Arrian
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Wisdom is a habit?

There’s been a lot of discussion in the Reading Odysseycommunity lately about wisdom, community and habits.When we read the Bible, we saw that King Solomon got hiswisdom as a gift from God. Wisdom was a divine attribute ofthe individual, who was e… Continue reading

18. June 2009 by Arrian
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Nicomachean Ethics – Books I – III

We had a great phone conversation – and before that e-mail dialogue about Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics Books I – III.To download the mp3 audio click here: Download Aristotle-6-9-09NichEthicsI-IIIWe had a great dialogue about whether:- virtue and… Continue reading

10. June 2009 by Arrian
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Aristotle Homework

Bill, Thanks for sending in your homework. Reminder to everyone else – work on your homework for Tuesday. It’s not due in written form. Bill sent it because he’ll miss the call. Back to your points below, Bill: – I think it’s an older translation … Continue reading

04. April 2009 by Arrian
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