Aristotle was an extraordinary thinker, perhaps the greatest in history. Yet he was preoccupied by an ordinary question: how to be happy. His deepest belief was that we can all be happy in a meaningful, sustained way and he led by example.In this handbook to his timeless teachings, Professor Edith Hall shows how ancient thinking is precisely what we need today, even if you dont know your Odyssey from your Iliad. In ten practical lessons we come to understand more about our own characters and how to make good decisions. We learn how to do well in an interview, how to choose a partner and life-long friends, and how to face death or bereavement.Life deals the same challenges in Ancient Greece or the modern world. Aristotles way is not to apply rules its about engaging with the texture of existence, and striding purposefully towards a life well lived.This is advice that wont go out of fashion....
|Title||:||Aristotle’s Way: How Ancient Wisdom Can Change Your Life|
|Number of Pages||:||336 pages|
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Aristotle’s Way: How Ancient Wisdom Can Change Your Life Reviews
Superficial self help garbage: from the nauseating dedication to the banal last paragraph.
Drawing ideas from across Aristotle Hall seeks to show what a life lived virtuously (and by that she follows Aristotle in meaning excellently in accord with the capacities and nature we have rather than Christian ideas of virtue many alien to Aristotle) might be. There is a wide peppering of film and book references and some of those sound worth following up. I already think that Aristotle gets much of this about right, but I enjoyed the book's focus on particular instances and areas of life. My ...more