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Lively discussion of any topic you can imagine informed by the work of Aristotle. In most issues, I try to focus on how his thought might cohere with or relate to Darwinian evolution. I think that there is a fundamental agreement and that this podcast is the best way to explain this. For more on this look at my blog "Zoon Echon Blogon"" at "adamvoight.wordpress.com".

The Aristotle Project Adam Voight

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Lively discussion of any topic you can imagine informed by the work of Aristotle. In most issues, I try to focus on how his thought might cohere with or relate to Darwinian evolution. I think that there is a fundamental agreement and that this podcast is the best way to explain this. For more on this look at my blog "Zoon Echon Blogon"" at "adamvoight.wordpress.com".

    The "Great Kinds"- Being, Unity, Contrary, etc.- "Metaphysics" Book Gamma.2

    The "Great Kinds"- Being, Unity, Contrary, etc.- "Metaphysics" Book Gamma.2

    One of the things that the ontologist must study and which is assumed by the other special sciences are the "Great Kinds": Being, Unity, Contraries, Similarities, etc. All the special sciences must use them but none can really study them while remaining in their own field. Once again this field lies within what we now call "ontology".

    • 32 min
    What is the science of "Being qua Being"? - "Metaphysics" Book Gamma.1

    What is the science of "Being qua Being"? - "Metaphysics" Book Gamma.1

    In this episode Adam and Ada talk about what subject matter is studied in order to "know everything", i.e. learn *first* philosophy. How can you do this with out just studying all the special sciences? The answer lies in the strange phrase "being *qua* being". It's not that different from what philosophers, programmers and cognitive scientists call "ontology".

    • 43 min
    The Necessity of Ontology - Book A.8-10

    The Necessity of Ontology - Book A.8-10

    In the final chapter of Book A, Aristotle gives us some foreshadowing of how he will build on previous science and philosophy with supreme science with perhaps less dictatorial powers than that of Plato's philosopher kings but a more valid claim to certainty.

    • 37 min
    Criticisims of Materialism and Idealism - "Metaphysics" Book A.7-9

    Criticisims of Materialism and Idealism - "Metaphysics" Book A.7-9

    In this episode we review Aristotle's criticism of his predecessors and teacher, both materialist and idealist, staking out a middle ground between them.

    • 47 min
    The Idealism of Plato - "Metaphysics" Book A.6

    The Idealism of Plato - "Metaphysics" Book A.6

    "The safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato." Alfred North Whitehead, Process and Reality: An Essay in Cosmology (1929)In chapter six, Aristotle discusses and his teacher, Plato, perhaps the only philosopher who is more famous than he. Plato extended the basic ideas of Pythagoras beyond physics, engineering and art by positing Forms or Ideas as a "Substance" more real than matter or visible beings.Mathematicians, poets, saints, and dictators have all found Plato to be their teacher, and so any interpretation of him will be relevant, never more so than one by his greatest student, Aristotle.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Early Mathematical Science and Philosophy - "Metaphysics" Book A.5

    Early Mathematical Science and Philosophy - "Metaphysics" Book A.5

    In contrast to the Naturalists who saw matter as the Ultimate Cause, other ancient thinkers preferred Numbers. Chief among these were the followers of Pythagoras. Math was such a new and powerful in this age that is almost seemed like magic. Aristotle takes these people seriously and his views are relevant to those debated today, when exotic forms of math are still just as mysterious as Euclid was then.

    • 1 hr 12 min

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