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

Philosophy by the Book Connor Clerkin

    • Education

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

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