Categories


Read by Geoffrey Edwards

(3.4 stars; 20 reviews)

Categories (Lat. Categoriae, Greek Κατηγορίαι Katēgoriai) is the first of Aristotle's six texts on logic which are collectively known as the Organon. In Categories Aristotle enumerates all the possible kinds of things that can be the subject or the predicate of a proposition. Aristotle places every object of human apprehension under one of ten categories (known to medieval writers as the praedicamenta). Aristotle intended them to enumerate everything that can be expressed without composition or structure, thus anything that can be either the subject or the predicate of a proposition. The ten categories, or classes, are: Substance, Quantity, Quality, Relation, Place, Time, Position, State, Action and Affection. (Wikipedia) The Categories places every object of human apprehension under one of ten categories (known to medieval writers as the praedicamenta). Aristotle intended them to enumerate everything that can be expressed without composition or structure, thus anything that can be either the subject or the predicate of a proposition. (1 hr 44 min)

Chapters

Chapters 1-7 56:28 Read by Geoffrey Edwards
Chapters 8-15 47:41 Read by Geoffrey Edwards

Reviews

great narrator

(5 stars)

For a free narration this is pretty awesome. obviously it's done by an amateur, it's LibriVox, but reading Aristotle is no easy task at all. I like Geoffrey Edwards because even though I find some of the drops in voice unnatural sounding, he's so perfectly consistent that it makes it much easier to listen to this than when I use my speech synthesizer, my previous method for listening to Aristotle.

atrocious reading

(0.5 stars)

Why would anyone read punctuation? It's really annoying to the point where I couldn't bear to listen past 30 seconds. I don't care if it's a volunteer reading. If you do something, do it right.

(5 stars)

Extremely grateful for having the Categories in audiobook format! Thank you!

Muppet Narrator?

(0.5 stars)

Is this a muppet character reading this?

me

(0.5 stars)

The reader says "quote, close quote, ect." He reads these punctuation every time it is written. It is annoying.