72 episodes

Each week we read through, summarize, and explain a different text in Philosophy.

Philosophy by the Book Connor Clerkin

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 50 Ratings

Each week we read through, summarize, and explain a different text in Philosophy.

    Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics Book 9: Philosophy by the Book Episode 70

    Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics Book 9: Philosophy by the Book Episode 70

    The nature of friendship continued. What should we do if we become much more virtuous than our friends? What if one of our friends goes down a bad path? How many friends can we reasonably have? Can we be friends with ourselves? Should we care for ourselves more than we care for others?

    • 12 min
    Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics Book 8: Philosophy by the Book Episode 69

    Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics Book 8: Philosophy by the Book Episode 69

    What is friendship? Are there different sorts of friendship? What sorts of people are attracted to each other? How does friendship relate to civic relationships? Can we be friends with those much better or worse than us?

    • 14 min
    Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics Book 7: Philosophy by the Book Episode 68

    Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics Book 7: Philosophy by the Book Episode 68

    How can we resist our desires in order to act in accordance with reason? Are different sorts of desires different? Is avoiding a pleasure the same as resisting a pain?

    • 18 min
    Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics Book 6: Philosophy by the Book episode 67

    Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics Book 6: Philosophy by the Book episode 67

    What is wisdom? How does it help us in our day to day lives? 

    • 19 min
    Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics Book 5: Philosophy by the Book Episode 66

    Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics Book 5: Philosophy by the Book Episode 66

    What is Aristotle's conception of Justice? How should goods be distributed among people? What role does money play in the establishment of just states? How important is Justice? If we commit injustices are we unjust people?
     
     

    • 18 min
    Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics Book 4: Philosophy by the Book Episode 65

    Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics Book 4: Philosophy by the Book Episode 65

    What is pride? What is liberality? Are their virtues associated with just hanging out with friends?
     
     

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

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darmod ,

Hoping for more!

This podcast is as informative as it is unique. Here you’ll find information for you to think about, instead of someone’s thoughts on information. His voice is easy to listen to and simple to tune out when you get lost in thought.

I just wish there where more episodes covering other ancient thinkers.

NadiaMuller ,

Great podcast!

Love your podcast, I’m learning so much! Just one small issue, the narration speed is too fast. I have the audio speed set to 1x, and it’s still too fast. Thank you for sharing your knowledge!

Consoiracy Jim ,

It’s good, but it could be better.

It’s great to have such a podcast out there, but it sounds like he’s reading from a paper, and he reads it too fast, with very little emphasis where such would be needed. Other than that, it’s pretty good.

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