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[Read by Frederick Davidson]
''Almost all of the philosophical truths that I have come to know and understand I have learned from Aristotle,'' says Mortimer J. Adler. This easy-to-listen-to exposition of Aristotle s thoughts about nature, human actions, and the conduct of life confirms convictions that most of us hold, though we may not be fully aware of them. This is because Aristotle's philosophical insights are grounded in the common experience we all possess and because they illuminate the common sense we all rely on. Philosophy is everybody's business. It deepens our understanding of the knowledge we already have about ourselves, our society, and the world in which we live. With the proper guidance, all of us can experience success and great satisfaction from this effort of understanding, and in this, no better guide can be found than Aristotle.
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MORTIMER J. ADLER (1902-2001) served as the chairman of Encyclopædia Britannica's board of editors, director of the Institute for Philosophical Research, and senior associate and founder of the Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies. He authored the well-known How to Read a Book and the intellectual autobiography Philosopher at Large and was coeditor, with Charles Van Doren, of Great Treasury of Western Thought, declared the Reference Book of 1977 by the American Library Association.From AudioFile:
This overview of Aristotle's philosophy strives for accessibility. While serious, sometimes profound ideas are discussed in simple, everyday terms, some passages are confusing or even amusing when they become more convoluted than the concepts they explain. Though the author stresses that Aristotle is understandable to everybody, the choice of Frederick Davidson as reader either acknowledges or assumes Aristotle appeals more to a select audience. Davidson has a wonderful voice. Far from common, it's a genuinely erudite English actor's voice. His sound is classy and classical. He does absolutely nothing wrong, yet the elite quality of his voice may not help "everybody" feel at home with philosophy. D.J. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Bantam, 1983. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0553240374