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Author: Paul Strathern Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Philosophers in 90 Minutes Series Release Date: June 2005 ISBN: 9781455180042
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Aristotle wrote on everything from the shape of seashells to sterility, from speculations on the nature of the soul to meteorology, poetry, art, and even the interpretation of dreams. Apart from mathematics, he transformed every field of knowledge that he touched. Above all, Aristotle is credited with the founding of logic. When he first divided human knowledge into separate categories, he enabled our understanding of the world to develop in a systematic fashion.

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 readings for those who wish to delve deeper, and chronologies that place Aristotle within his own age and in the broader scheme of philosophy.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Eric | 11/18/2013

    " I am not sure what made me read this one. Perhaps it was the funny caricature on the cover. HAHA. More I think about it, its kind of obnoxious on the part of the author to think he can give Aristotle the proper respect in 90 minutes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 William | 7/5/2013

    " a concise history and summary of aristotilean philosophy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amber | 10/22/2012

    " Quick gist of the life of Aristotle. Interesting, but does not delve into his works enough for my taste. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mariana | 10/18/2012

    " Founder of Logic "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Edwin | 3/7/2012

    " Diverging from his mystically-oriented teacher (Plato), Aristotle began the systematic dissection and categorization of our knowledge of the material world. The rest is science. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 M | 4/26/2011

    " This is a nice book, short and succinct. It has interesting data and some things which are more historic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bogdan | 4/13/2011

    " "He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amber | 4/2/2011

    " Quick gist of the life of Aristotle. Interesting, but does not delve into his works enough for my taste. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bala | 2/17/2011

    " Nice little book that also talks about Aristotle as a person. It is impressive to note that many of Aristotle's philosophies are adopted by both Christian and Islam.
    Not much of learning. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mckinley | 10/8/2010

    " LOGIC

    Contains a biography which was interesting, and some quotes and lines from his work along with a philosophy time-out. Does fit him into the overall body of philosophy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 William | 1/27/2010

    " a concise history and summary of aristotilean philosophy. "

About the Author

Author Paul Strathern

Paul Strathern earned a degree in philosophy at Trinity College, Dublin, and has lectured in philosophy and mathematics. The author of many nonfiction books and of articles for numerous publications, he has also written several novels and has won the Somerset Maugham Prize. He lives and writes in London.

About the Narrator

Simon Vance (a.k.a. Robert Whitfield) is an award-winning actor and narrator. He has earned more than fifty Earphones Awards and won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration thirteen times. He was named Booklist’s very first Voice of Choice in 2008 and has been named an AudioFile Golden Voice as well as an AudioFile Best Voice of 2009. He has narrated more than eight hundred audiobooks over almost thirty years, beginning when he was a radio newsreader for the BBC in London. He is also an actor who has appeared on both stage and television.