Prior Analytics


Read by Geoffrey Edwards

(5 stars; 7 reviews)

Prior Analytics is the third of Aristotle's six texts on logic which are collectively known as the Organon ("Instrument"). In Prior Analytics Aristotle conducts a formal study of arguments. In logic an argument is a series of true or false statements which lead to a true or false conclusion. Aristotle identifies valid and invalid forms of arguments called syllogisms. A syllogism is an argument consisting of three sentences: two premises and a conclusion. Of the entire Aristotelian corpus, Aristotle gives priority to the study of his treatises on Logic. (Adapted from Wikipedia)

(7 hr 48 min)

Chapters

Chapters 1-3 of Book I 13:22 Read by Geoffrey Edwards
Chapters 4-5 of Book I 29:27 Read by Geoffrey Edwards
Chapters 6-10 of Book I 33:20 Read by Geoffrey Edwards
Chapters 11-14 of Book I 27:26 Read by Geoffrey Edwards
Chapters 15-16 of Book I 34:08 Read by Geoffrey Edwards
Chapters 17-20 of Book I 32:44 Read by Geoffrey Edwards
Chapters 21-25 of Book I 27:55 Read by Geoffrey Edwards
Chapters 26-30 of Book I 29:45 Read by Geoffrey Edwards
Chapters 31-37 of Book I 22:14 Read by Geoffrey Edwards
Chapters 38-46 of Book I 36:52 Read by Geoffrey Edwards
Chapters 1-2 of Book II 27:55 Read by Geoffrey Edwards
Chapters 3-4 of Book II 25:19 Read by Geoffrey Edwards
Chapters 5-9 of Book II 27:10 Read by Geoffrey Edwards
Chapters 10-14 of Book II 28:53 Read by Geoffrey Edwards
Chapters 15-19 of Book II 25:10 Read by Geoffrey Edwards
Chapters 20-24 of Book II 27:52 Read by Geoffrey Edwards
Chapters 25-27 of Book II 18:53 Read by Geoffrey Edwards

Reviews

Smooth

(5 stars)

I liked how the reader was consistent throughout the text so that I could keep pace. Also great to sleep through and reprogram my brain.

great narrator

(5 stars)

This is probably the most challenging audio book I've ever imagined reading. The narrator has an excellent control over his tonality and makes it possible to understand what would otherwise be very difficult material to hear on audio. I hope he narrates more difficult philosophical texts!