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Politics

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The Politics, by the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle, is one of the most influential texts in political philosophy. In it, Aristotle explores the role that the political community should play in developing the virtue of its citizens. One of his central ideas is that "Man is a political animal," meaning that people can only become virtuous by active participation in the political community. Aristotle also criticizes his teacher Plato, classifies and evaluates six different types of constitutions and political institutions, and describes his vision of the ideal state. Aristotle's views on women and slavery are unenlightened by today's standards, but his work remains enduring and relevant to this day.
(Summary by Leon Mire)

(9 hr 14 min)

Chapters

Book One, Sections I-V

17:21

Read by ontheroad

Book One, Sections VI-IX

18:45

Read by ontheroad

Book One, Sections X-XIII

16:50

Read by Doug Wetzel

Book Two, Sections I-IV

17:19

Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)

Book Two, Sections V-VI

21:17

Read by Laura Caldwell

Book Two, Sections VII-VIII

18:18

Read by Laura Caldwell

Book Two, Sections IX-X

20:11

Read by Jennifer

Book Two, Sections XI-XII

14:19

Read by Jennifer

Book Three, Sections I-IV

17:04

Read by Sibella Denton

Book Three, Sections V-IX

19:03

Read by Sibella Denton

Book Three, Sections X-XIII

21:28

Read by Anna Simon

Book Three, Sections XIV-XVIII

22:30

Read by Anna Simon

Book Four, Sections I-IV

24:25

Read by Anna Simon

Book Four, Sections V-X

17:54

Read by Anna Simon

Book Four, Sections XI-XIII

15:52

Read by Anna Simon

Book Four, Sections XIV-XVI

22:18

Read by Anna Simon

Book Five, Sections I-IV

20:57

Read by Leon Mire

Book Five, Sections V-VII

18:02

Read by Leon Mire

Book Five, Sections VIII-IX

15:28

Read by Leon Mire

Book Five, Section X

16:09

Read by Leon Mire

Book Five, Sections XI-XII

22:09

Read by Leon Mire

Book Six, Sections I-IV

18:37

Read by Leon Mire

Book Six, Sections V-VIII

19:52

Read by Leon Mire

Book Seven, Sections I-III

16:23

Read by Sibella Denton

Book Seven, Sections IV-IX

20:39

Read by Sibella Denton

Book Seven, Sections X-XII

12:47

Read by Sibella Denton

Book Seven, Sections XIII-XIV

14:10

Read by Sibella Denton

Book Seven, Sections XV-XVII

15:47

Read by Sibella Denton

Book Eight, Sections I-IV

18:23

Read by Robert Scott

Book Eight, Sections V-VII

20:33

Read by Sibella Denton

Bewertungen

so this guy basically outlines all the problems with modern government it’s pit…

(5 Sterne)

not exactly PC

(4 Sterne)

This book has little chance of being assigned in an undergraduate course of any kind, owing to Aristotle's regard for women and slaves. It's basically a critique of Plato's Republic. The audiobook is mostly good, except for book VIII, sections I-IV, which are unlistenable.

Decent copy

(3,5 Sterne)

Some of the speakers were a bit slow, but this was a decent translation and easy to understand while dozing.