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Solid course. Not life changing but definitely illuminating. Professor is knowledgable and charming. The course on the Platonic Dialogues is still the best audio course, however.
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While I very much enjoyed Fr. Koterski's rehearsal of Aristotle's arguments, I found myself not quite as engaged in the lectures, as I was with Prof. Robinson's "Great Ideas Of Philosophy".
Fr. Koterski's lectures are a thorough and well practiced summary of each of the books in Aristotle's ethics. That was enjoyable, but less engaging than Prof. Robinson, because Robinson was doing something very different. He was *making an argument* for how we ought to regard the ideas in those works, and what those ideas mean, in the broader scope of the development of human thought. If Fr. Koterski had challenged me a bit more in the way that Prof. Robinson had, I think the lectures would have been better.
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Would you consider the audio edition of The Ethics of Aristotle to be better than the print version?
I haven't read the print version, but this lecture series is an absolutely superb to understanding Aristotle at a deeper level than one can master on his own. Aristotle is dry and his 'lecture notes' were never intended for publication. Father Joseph Koterski's clear, deep and enthusiastic delivery motivates one to go back again and again to Aristotle's Ethics. More of these, please!
Have you listened to any of Father Joseph Koterski, S.J.’s other performances? How does this one compare?
Not yet, but I intend to listen to all his audio lectures, especially the one on Biblical Wisdom.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Everything has moved me, especially what he has to say about friendship and morality as something that one does as part of a community.
Any additional comments?
More of Father Joseph Koterski please!
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I've decided the secret to philosophy is to access a good introduction by a modern day expert prior to attempting an original work or historical body of thought. This course is that and well presented in addition. Many thanks!