Aristotle's philosophy of friendship
By Mark Vernon
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Aristotle's lecture notes on friendship are in Books VIII and IX of his Nichomachean Ethics. He pursues the question of what friendship is, exploring the way it works, its perils and its promise. Part transcription, part modern-day reflection, Mark Vernon takes Aristotle's notes to ask the same question today.
||CleanLecture 20.mp3||A brief critique||9/2/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLecture 19.mp3||Living together||9/2/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLecture 18.mp3||Good times and bad||9/2/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLecture 17.mp3||Less is more||9/2/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLecture 16.mp3||Relying on friends||9/2/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLecture 15.mp3||Odd friends||8/28/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLecture 14.mp3||Loving yourself||8/28/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLecture 13.mp3||When friends change||8/28/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLecture 12.mp3||Money in the mix||8/28/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLecture 11.mp3||Quarrels and accusations||8/28/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLecture 10.mp3||Family and friends||8/24/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLecture 9.mp3||Civic friendship||8/22/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLecture 8.mp3||To give or to receive||8/21/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLecture 7.mp3||Friendship with God||8/19/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLecture 6.mp3||How many friends?||8/15/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLecture 5.mp3||Friendship maintenance||8/11/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLecture 4.mp3||Puzzles||8/7/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLecture 3.mp3||Three types of friendship||8/1/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLecture 2.mp3||Friendship and love||7/20/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLecture 1.mp3||Friendship and happiness||7/15/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
Production needs improvement
I love the content, but the poorly mixed intro and the insanely loud outro make it unlistenable.
Pearls of wisdom from ancient times
Nicely done! True to the description, the podcasts are very brief but to-the-point and insightful. Mr. Vernon successfully bridges Aristotle's ideas to present-day situations. Anyone interested in increasing or deepening their friendships will find helpful concepts here. (Only one tiny complaint: the choir music at the beginning, middle, and end is a bit intrusive and seems heavy handed.) I hope Mr. Vernon creates more of these kinds of podcasts!
One of the best
A truly amazing podcast. Vernon quickly and deftly explains Aristotle's thoughts and beliefs about friendship. I have listened to it multiple times and never tire of hearing it again and learning something more from it. A must listen.