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Plato and Aristotle: The Genesis of Western Thought

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Published January 1st 2003 by Recorded Books
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Hank Pharis
Sep 02, 2018 rated it did not like it
I was disappointed in the format of this volume. I was hoping for a topical summary and contrast of their philosophies. This is instead a survey of their major writings.

(Note: I'm stingy with stars. For me 2 stars means a good book. 3 = Very good; 4 = Outstanding {only about 5% of the books I read merit this}; 5 = All time favorites {one of these may come along every 400-500 books})
Glenn Bowlan
May 17, 2017 rated it it was ok
I feel like Kosman's reading of Plato and Aristotle in this introduction suffers from a certain amount of tunnel vision. It has some interest, but it's not top-shelf.
Tariq Mahmood
Jan 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: philosophy
The series of lectures are ideal as an introduction for any student and fan of philosophy (like me). Not only were Socrates, Plato and Aristotle the fathers of Western philosophy but they also influenced Islamic philosophy to a great degree especially during the dark ages in Europe. Louis covers all of the topics one by one, defining and summarizing them briefly but nothing too deep which he must have found difficult. If ever there was a golden period of philosophy it has to be the lifetimes of ...more
Jackie
Feb 14, 2014 rated it liked it
Important information. Amazing how people lived in the olden days, which might be the way they live in much of the world nowadays if I were not so industrialized. Travel to another town and pick up teaching again, and become famous. I understand more about both Plato and Aristotle, but still need to learn more. I would like to see some science and drawings now!
Laura
Jul 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
He's an exceptionally good teacher for the audio format: clear, engaging, articulate, and an appealing voice. One of the best courses I've listened to. I'll definitely listen to it again.
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