Aristotle in 90 Minutes

Aristotle in 90 Minutes

"Each of these little books is witty and dramatic and creates a sense of time, place, and character....I cannot think of a better way to introduce oneself and one's friends to Western civilization."--Katherine A. Powers, Boston Globe. "Well-written, clear and informed, they have a breezy wit about them....I find them hard to stop reading."--Richard Bernstein, New York Times. "Witty, illuminating, and blessedly concise."--Jim Holt, Wall Street Journal. These brief and enlightening explorations of our greatest thinkers bring their ideas to life in entertaining and accessible fashion. Philosophical thought is deciphered and made comprehensive and interesting to almost everyone. Far from being a novelty, each book is a highly refined appraisal of the philosopher and his work, authoritative and clearly presented.

Title:Aristotle in 90 Minutes
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781566631259
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    Aristotle in 90 Minutes Reviews

  • Latasha

    Well, I can't say listening to this made me smarter.. This was more an overview of Aristotle's life than anything. ...

  • Jim

    I expected a quick biography of Aristotle & more about his many thoughts & contributions to the world. There was some personal stuff by Strathern traveling in modern Greece & the biography was longer ...

  • Stinger

    The concept for the basic structure of this book is inviting, giving in short order a synopsis of the life of Aristotle. However, the frequent insertion of the author's opinion prohibited my enjoyment...

  • Jeremy Cox

    I was hoping for a summary of Aristotle's theories and contributions, however, this book is a summary of his biography. ...

  • Jimmy

    A brief summary of Aristotle and goes over more of his biographical information than his beliefs in details—maybe it’s because I thought it was going to concentrate more on Aristotle ideas. In ter...

  • Maggie

    fairly done with less personal opinion inserts (oh how paul strathern loves the term philistine, once in a while in legitimate identification and all other times as a throw away put-down of those he d...

  • Anna

    Expecting a straight overview of Aristotle's life and writings, I was treated to more of a commentary instead of history. The 3 timelines at the end were the most helpful and maybe would have been bet...

  • Alicia

    A short summary of Aristotle. Good for someone like me since my eyes tend to glaze over when faced with too much philosophy. I mainly listened to this because it is short, I am behind in my reading ch...

  • Kari Olfert

    Aristotle in 90 minutes is exactly that. We get an overview of his childhood, love life and writings with a few key quotes from his philosophies and it ends with a timeline before and after his life t...

  • Bogdan Liviu

    "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."...