20 episodes

Aristotle's lecture notes on friendship are in Books VIII and IX of his Nichomachean Ethics. He pursues the question of what friendship is, exploring the way it works, its perils and its promise. Part transcription, part modern-day reflection, Mark Vernon takes Aristotle's notes to ask the same question today.

Aristotle's philosophy of friendship Mark Vernon

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Aristotle's lecture notes on friendship are in Books VIII and IX of his Nichomachean Ethics. He pursues the question of what friendship is, exploring the way it works, its perils and its promise. Part transcription, part modern-day reflection, Mark Vernon takes Aristotle's notes to ask the same question today.

    Lecture 20.mp3

    Lecture 20.mp3

    A brief critique

    • 5 min
    Lecture 19.mp3

    Lecture 19.mp3

    Living together

    • 3 min
    Lecture 18.mp3

    Lecture 18.mp3

    Good times and bad

    • 3 min
    Lecture 17.mp3

    Lecture 17.mp3

    Less is more

    • 2 min
    Lecture 16.mp3

    Lecture 16.mp3

    Relying on friends

    • 4 min
    Lecture 15.mp3

    Lecture 15.mp3

    Odd friends

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Pandora Lux ,

Pearls of wisdom from ancient times

Nicely done! True to the description, the podcasts are very brief but to-the-point and insightful. Mr. Vernon successfully bridges Aristotle's ideas to present-day situations. Anyone interested in increasing or deepening their friendships will find helpful concepts here.

(Only one tiny complaint: the choir music at the beginning, middle, and end is a bit intrusive and seems heavy handed.)

I hope Mr. Vernon creates more of these kinds of podcasts!

Jordan1014 ,

One of the best

A truly amazing podcast. Vernon quickly and deftly explains Aristotle's thoughts and beliefs about friendship. I have listened to it multiple times and never tire of hearing it again and learning something more from it. A must listen.

zydecho ,

Production needs improvement

I love the content, but the poorly mixed intro and the insanely loud outro make it unlistenable.

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