Episode Three: Introduction to Aristotle

A Beginner's Guide to Aristotle Open Door Philosophy

On this episode, Mr. Parsons and Andrew discuss perhaps the most influential philosopher of all time, Aristotle. We discuss his basic biographical facts, his lasting impact on science and the empirical approach to knowledge, and a bit about ethics.  Also, James the cat wants to engage with philosophy.  Please check out our website at opendoorphilosophy.com where you can find more information about the show and get access to our booklist. Also, feel free to email us any questions or any quotes you want us to review on the podcast by emailing opendoorphilosophy@gmail.com You can also find us on Twitter @opendoorphil and Instagram @opendoorphilosophy If your life is in need of some philosophy, the door is always open!

If you have a philosophically oriented quote you’d like us to review (we promise to be ruthless) on a future episode or have any question/comments, we’d love for you to email us at opendoorphilosophy@gmail.com.

Quotable Quotes from the Episode

“To my way of thinking, there is no better proof of a well ordered mind than a man’s ability to stop just where he is and pass some time alone in his own company.” – Seneca

“All men by nature desire to know.” – Aristotle

Quote Corner – “That which can be destroyed by the truth should be.” – P.C. Hodgell

Images Associated with the Episode

The philosopher James

The School of Athens by Raphael.

This Episode’s Books

Andrew’s Books

A History of Rome – Livy

Protagoras and Meno – Plato

Mr. Parsons’ Books

Emerson: A Mind on Fire – Robert D. Richardson

The Varieties of Religious Experience – William James

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