Aristotle is one of the most important philosophers in the world and among the canonical philosophers of the Western tradition. In a series of lectures, I explore and explain Aristotle’s Metaphysics, Nicomachean Ethics, and Politics. Through these online lectures we understand how Aristotle’s metaphysics operates and builds from Plato, what is meant by Aristotle saying that “man is a political animal,” the relationship between virtue and happiness for the good life, and Aristotle’s critique of (Platonic) collectivism and his defense of the family as the basis of political liberty and civilization.
LECTURE ONE: THE BACKGROUND AND CONTEXT TO THE METAPHYSICS
LECTURE TWO: ARISTOTLE’S METAPHYSICS
LECTURE THREE: MAN IS A “POLITICAL ANIMAL”
LECTURE FOUR: SUMMARY OF THE NICOMACHEAN ETHICS
LECTURE FIVE: VIRTUE AND HAPPIENSS IN THE NICOMACHEAN ETHICS
LECTURE SIX: THE POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY OF ARISTOTLE
LECTURE SEVEN: THE THREE FORMS OF GOVERNMENT ACCORDING TO ARISTOTLE
LECTURE EIGHT: ARISTOTLE’S CRITIQUE OF COLLECTIVISM
Hesiod, Paul Krause in real life, is the editor-in-chief of VoegelinView. He is writer, classicist, and historian. He has written on the arts, culture, classics, literature, philosophy, religion, and history for numerous journals, magazines, and newspapers. He is the author of The Odyssey of Love and the Politics of Plato, and a contributor to the College Lecture Today and Making Sense of Diseases and Disasters. He holds master’s degrees in philosophy and religious studies (biblical studies & theology) from the University of Buckingham and Yale, and a bachelor’s degree in economics, history, and philosophy from Baldwin Wallace University.
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