The Modern Scholar

  • by Aryeh Kosman
  • 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Lecture

Publisher's Summary

This course is an introduction to the philosophical thought of the two most important philosophical figures of ancient Greece. By working through parts of their central texts and thoughts, we will gain an understanding of Plato and Aristotle's relevance in the past and today as well.After each section of this guide, you will find some questions and suggestions for further thought. There is no right or wrong answer to most of these questions; they're designed merely to offer suggestions for how you might think further about the reading and about what was discussed in the lecture. In each case, you will, of course, find the questions more or less accessible depending on whether or not you were able to read the dialogue as well as listen to the lecture. You may find it interesting not to stop with these particular questions, but to use them as models to think further on your own or with others about the issues and questions raised by these lectures.


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I haven't finished this yet, as I keep backing up to listen to parts's WONDERFUL, and I wish that Audible had more of "The Modern Scholar" series to choose. If you want an easy and enjoyable way to improve yourself, you can't beat this. It's like being in a classroom with the most excellent professor you can imagine. TERRIFIC! And this Professor is FUNNY!!!! He's a riot, but you learn from the humorous parts as much as from the serious.
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- Gabrielle

I feel robbed!

IN ten years of using the internet this is my first negative criticism. Simply because I find no joy in listening to people complain and that is not me. However, after paying $50 for this book, having made this size of an investment, I just want to share how I feel about it. This book is painful to listen to. No, it is not the voice of the author, which is just fine. I kept wishing he would get to the point; instead I kept listening and listening, to what comes across as this man trying to show everyone else how smart he is, instead of just getting to the point of what Plato actually had to say. When Chapter 2 begins, the author actually struck a deep interest in me to want to hear Plato's story, but by the end of the chapter VERY LITTLE about what Plato actually taught in the story is shared. Instead I had to listen to the painful ramblings of this brilliant professor. I kept saying to myself, PLEASE GET TO THE POINT! So I decided to Google Plato and start reading the story for myself, since this book left me feeling that so much was lacking. If I wanted to buy a book on the author I would have bought one. I thought I was buying a book about Plato. Either you will love this book or you will hate it. If you just love to hear extremely intelligent professors ramble on and on then you will love this book, because boy does he deliver. However, If you are like me, and are simply hoping to become acquainted with what Plato actually taught you will be disappointed.
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- David

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-24-2009
  • Publisher: Recorded Books