The Birth of Western Philosophy: Plato and Aristotle (Portable Professor Series)by Aryeh Kosman
PORTABLE PROFESSOR is a series of exciting and informative lectures recorded by some of today's most renowned university and college professors. Each course introduces listeners to fascinating, and sometimes startling, insights into the intellectual forces that shape our understanding of the world. Each package includes 14 riveting lectures presented by notable professors as well as a book-length course guide.
The foundations of Western Philosophy rest squarely on the shoulders of Plato and Aristotle, teacher and pupil, who were among the first to formally express the basic drive of human beings to understand ourselves and the world we live in. In these penetrating lectures, Professor Aryeh Kosman examines the key works of these seminal thinkers, and explores the ways in which their commitment to reason as critical to our moral, political, and spiritual lives is as relevant today as it was in ancient Athens.
- Plato (with Nods to Socrates)
- Euthyphro: The Virtue of Holiness
- Charmides: The Virtue of Quiet Self-Control
- Republic: Justice and the Virtue of Justice
- Republic: Justice and the Philosopher King
- Symposium: Is the Philosopher Capable of Love?
- Phaedo: Death and the Philosopher
- Aristotle: Patience with Complexity
- Organon: Substance as the Primary Mode of Being
- Metaphysics: What Is Philosophy?
- Biology and On the Soul: Life and Consciousness
- Nichomachean Ethics: Ethics and the Good Life
- Plato and Aristotle: ThePolitics and the Poetics
- Plato and Aristotle: A Final Review and Summation
Aryeh Kosman is the John Whitehead Professor of Philosophy at Haverford College in Haverford, Pennsylvania. Professor Kosman began his studies at the University of California at Berkeley and completed his doctoral work at Harvard University, with study in between at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He joined the Haverford faculty in 1962 and has taught there since, except during visiting appointments at Princeton University, UCLA, UC Berkeley, the University of Washington, and the University of Pittsburgh. During his distinguished career, Professor Kosman has lectured and written extensively on ancient, medieval, and early modern philosophy. He has received several teaching awards and is a former fellow at Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies and at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C.
Note: The printed package incorrectly states that Professor Kosman received his Ph.D. from Hebrew University in Jerusalem and that he taught at Harvard. The publisher regrets the error.
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