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Unabridged philosophy audiobooks including writing by Plato (Parmenides), Aristotle (Economics), Cicero (On Moral Duties) and Plotinus (Enneads). Topics discussed include ethics, justice, law, logic, metaphysics, God, happiness, love and beauty. Each book has been streamlined by merging separate LibriVox recordings into a single seamless whole with no interruptions. Painting: La Perle et la vague by Paul-Jacques-Aimé Baudry.

Unabridged philosophy audiobooks including writing by Plato (Parmenides), Aristotle (Economics), Cicero (On Moral Duties) and Plotinus (Enneads). Topics discussed include ethics, justice, law, logic, metaphysics, God, happiness, love and beauty. Each book has been streamlined by merging separate LibriVox recordings into a single seamless whole with no interruptions. Painting: La Perle et la vague by Paul-Jacques-Aimé Baudry.
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Unabridged philosophy audiobooks including writing by Plato (Parmenides), Aristotle (Economics), Cicero (On Moral Duties) and Plotinus (Enneads). Topics discussed include ethics, justice, law, logic, metaphysics, God, happiness, love and beauty. Each book has been streamlined by merging separate LibriVox recordings into a single seamless whole with no interruptions. Painting: La Perle et la vague by Paul-Jacques-Aimé Baudry.

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On Youth and Old Age, and on Life and Death by Aristotle

1/4/2018
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Aristotle names the heart as the life principle responsible for sensation and nutrition in all sanguineous animals and argues that every living thing has a soul which is extinguished at death. Translated by William Alexander Hammond. Painting: Vampire by Edvard Munch, 1895. LibriVox recording and cover design by Geoffrey Edwards are in the public domain.

Duration: 00:18:11


Laws - Books 8-12 by Plato

1/4/2018
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IX 1:11:33, X 2:50:00, XI 4:18:10, XII 5:44:59 Laws (Greek: ΝΟΜΟΙ, Latin: De Legibus) is the final dialogue written by Plato. Translated by Benjamin Jowett. Woodcut: The Beast with the Lamb's Horns and the Beast with Seven Heads by Albrecht Dürer. LibriVox recording and cover design by Geoffrey Edwards are in the public domain.

Duration: 07:19:33


Mechanica by Aristotle

12/10/2017
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Mechanics (Greek: ΜΗΧΑΝΙΚΑ, Latin: Mechanica) is attributed to Aristotle but may have been written by Archytas (ΑΡΧΥΤΑΣ). The 35 books discuss topics including the relationship between circles, levers and pulleys. Translated by Edward Forster. Painting: Faustine Léo (1832–1865) by Henri Lehmann, 1842. Scanned by The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Recording and cover design by Geoffrey Edward are in the public domain.

Duration: 01:57:59


Laws - Books 1-7 by Plato

12/5/2017
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II 1:21:55, III 2:31:21, IV 3:56:07 V 4:57:24, VI 6:02:39, VII 7:45:14 Laws (Greek: ΝΟΜΟΙ, Latin: De Legibus) is the final dialogue written by Plato. Translated by Benjamin Jowett. Painting: Lot and his Daughters by Orazio Gentileschi. LibriVox recording and cover design by Geoffrey Edwards are in the public domain.

Duration: 09:42:34


On Sleeping and Waking by Aristotle

11/15/2017
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On Sleeping and Waking (Greek: ΠΕΡΙ ΥΠΝΟΥ ΚΑΙ ΕΓΡΗΓΟΡΣΕΩΣ; Latin: DE SOMNO ET VIGILIA) is also known as On Sleep and Sleeplessness. In this book Aristotle discusses the relationship between sleep and the body, soul and sensation. Translated by William Alexander Hammond. Painting: Le Sommeil by Gustave Courbet, 1866. LibriVox recording and cover design by Geoffrey Edwards are in the public domain.

Duration: 00:31:37


On the Laws by Cicero

11/8/2017
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II: 1:24:00 III 3:02:03 On the Laws (Latin: De Legibus) by Cicero. Translated by Charles Duke Yonge. It is unknown how many books De Legibus originally contained but several complete books have been lost. Cicero's emphasis in the surviving work is on the nature and purpose of law as opposed to providing answers to specific legal questions. Photograph: Draped Model by Jean-Louis-Marie-Eugène Durieu possibly with Eugène Delacroix. LibriVox recording and cover design by Geoffrey Edwards are in...

Duration: 04:08:42


On Plants by Aristotle

10/11/2017
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Book II: 49:34 On Plants (Greek: ΠΕΡΙ ΦΥΤΩΝ; Latin: De Plantis) may have been written by Nicolaus of Damascus (ΝΙΚΟΛΑΟΣ ΔΑΜΑΣΚΗΝΟΣ) instead of Aristotle. Sexual reproduction, parasitism, earthquakes and buoyancy are discussed and a correlation is drawn between the shape of thorns and the shape of fire. Translated by Edward Forster. Painting: La Source by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, 1856. Recording and cover design by Geoffrey Edwards are in the public domain.

Duration: 01:46:22


Ennead V by Plotinus

10/2/2017
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This fifth of the six Enneads (ΕΝΝΕΑΔΕΣ) written by Plotinus (ΠΛΩΤΙΝΟΣ); arranged by Porphyry (ΠΟΡΦΥΡΙΟΣ) and translated by Kenneth Sylvan Guthrie contains the following nine books: 1. The Three Principal Hypostases, or Forms of Existence (0:00:00) 2. Of Generation, and of the Order of things that Rank Next After the First (0:51:53) 3. The Self-Consciousnesses, and What is Above Them (1:00:08) 4. How What is After the First Proceeds Therefrom; of the One (2:22:52) 5. That Intelligible...

Duration: 05:50:11


Physics by Aristotle

9/3/2017
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II 1:05:10 III 2:05:07 IV 2:58:12 V 4:41:28 VI 5:31:34 VII 6:48:33 VIII 7:33:08 Physics (Greek: ΦΥΣΙΚΗ ΑΚΡΟΑΣΙΣ; Latin: PHYSICA) by Aristotle. Translated by Thomas Taylor. Read for LibriVox by Geoffrey Edwards. Meta-Coordinator/Cataloging: Carolin Kaiser. Dedicated Proof-Listener: Kajo. Painting: Portrait of Louise de Keroualle, Duchess of Portsmouth by Peter Lely, c.1674. Recording and cover design by Geoffrey Edwards are in the public domain.

Duration: 09:30:37


Physiognomonics by Aristotle

8/14/2017
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Physiognomonics (Greek: ΦΥΣΙΟΓΝΩΜΟΝΙΚΑ, Latin: Physiognomonica) was probably not written by Aristotle. The text discusses physiognomy. Translated by T. Loveday and E.S. Forster. Read for LibriVox in English by Geoffrey Edwards. Painting: The Annunciation, with Saint Emidius by Carlo Crivelli, 1486. This recording and cover design are in the public domain.

Duration: 01:09:07


On the Nature of the Gods by Cicero

8/9/2017
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Book II - 2:05:36 Book III - 4:53:25 On the Nature of the Gods (Latin: De Natura Deorum) outlines Stoic, Epicurean and Academic (Skeptical) views on religious questions. Problems discussed include: evil, the origin of the world, divination and characteristics of God. Translated by Charles Duke Yonge. Painting: Daniel and Cyrus Before the Idol Bel by Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn.

Duration: 06:35:57


The Situations and Names of Winds by Aristotle

7/15/2017
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The Situations and Names of Winds (Greek: ΠΕΡΙ ΘΕΣΕΩΣ ΑΝΕΜΩΝ, Latin: VENTORUM SITUS) may not have been written by Aristotle. The translator Edward Forster believes the peripatetic philosopher Theophrastus (ΘΕΟΦΡΑΣΤΟΣ) may have been the actual author. The four cardinal and eight intermediate winds are named. Gaps in the recording signify portions of the text which have been lost. Painting: Les épreuves by Gustave Moreau.

Duration: 00:07:53


Ennead IV by Plotinus

7/9/2017
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This forth of the six Enneads (ΕΝΝΕΑΔΕΣ) written by Plotinus (ΠΛΩΤΙΝΟΣ); arranged by Porphyry (ΠΟΡΦΥΡΙΟΣ) and translated by Kenneth Sylvan Guthrie contains the following nine books: 1. Of the Being of the Soul (0:00:00) 2. How the Soul Mediates Between Indivisible and Divisible Essence (0:02:59) 3. Are Not All Souls Parts or Emanations of a Single Soul? (0:18:57) 4. Questions About the Soul (2:27:04) 5. About the Process of Vision and Hearing (5:31:10) 6: Of Sensation and Memory...

Duration: 08:45:00


On Colours by Aristotle

6/8/2017
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On Colours (American English: On Colors, Greek: ΠΕΡΙ ΧΡΩΜΑΤΩΝ, Latin: DE COLORIBUS) may not have been written by Aristotle. Theophrastus or Strato who were the second and third scholarchs of the Lyceum (ΛΥΚΕΙΟΝ) may have been the actual author. The writer emphasizes the use of observation to confirm his or her theories regarding the mechanisms causing colour and colour change in elements, plants and animals. Translated by Thomas Loveday & Edward Forster. Read in English for LibriVox by...

Duration: 00:49:47


On Memory and Recollection by Aristotle

5/11/2017
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On Memory and Recollection (Greek: ΠΕΡΙ ΜΝΗΜΗΣ ΚΑΙ ΑΝΑΜΝΗΣΕΩΣ, Latin: DE MEMORIA ET REMINISCENTIA) by Aristotle. Translated by William Alexander Hammond. Read for LibriVox by Geoffrey Edwards. Painting: La Baigneuse Valpinçon by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, 1808.

Duration: 00:26:38


On Dreams by Aristotle

5/10/2017
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On Dreams (Greek: ΠΕΡΙ ΕΝΥΠΝΙΩΝ, Latin: DE INSOMNIIS) discusses sensation when awake and dreaming. Written by Aristotle. Translated by William Alexander Hammond. Painting: Portrait of Louise-Antoinette Feuardent by Jean-François Millet, 1841. Scanned by The J. Paul Getty Museum.

Duration: 00:25:09


On Things Heard by Aristotle

4/4/2017
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On Things Heard (Greek ΠΕΡΙ ΑΚΟΥΣΤΩΝ, Latin DE AUDIBILIBUS) is a work which was formerly attributed to Aristotle, but is now generally believed to be the work of Strato of Lampsacus who was the third scholarch of the Lyceum. Our extant version of On Things Heard is made up of long extracts included in Porphyry's Commentary on Ptolemy's Harmonics, and is thus partial. The extracts are concerned with the nature of sound production. (Wikipedia) Painting: Jeanne d’Arc au sacre du roi Charles...

Duration: 00:34:48


On Melissus, Xenophanes, and Gorgias by Aristotle

2/28/2017
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On Melissus, Xenophanes, and Gorgias (Greek: ΠΕΡΙ ΜΕΛΙΣΣΟΥ, ΞΕΝΟΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΚΑΙ ΓΟΡΓΙΟΥ; Latin: DE MELISSO, XENOPHANE, GORGIA) may not have been written by Aristotle. Translated by T. Loveday and E.S. Forster. Painting: Auto de Fe en la Plaza Mayor de Madrid, Francisco Rizi, 1683, óleo sobre lienzo, 277 x 438 cm, Museo del Prado, Madrid.

Duration: 00:47:48


Ennead III by Plotinus

2/22/2017
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This third of the six Enneads (ΕΝΝΕΑΔΕΣ) written by Plotinus (ΠΛΩΤΙΝΟΣ); arranged by Porphyry (ΠΟΡΦΥΡΙΟΣ) and translated by Kenneth Sylvan Guthrie contains the following nine books: 1. Concerning Fate (0:00:00) 2. Of Providence (0:31:39) 3. Continuation of That on Providence (1:49:41) 4. Of Our Individual Guardian (2:20:34) 5. Of Love, or "Eros" (2:44:01) 6. Of the Impassibility of Incorporeal Entities (3:27:41) 7. Of Time and Eternity (4:56:20) 8. Of Nature, Contemplation and Unity...

Duration: 07:18:40


On Longevity and Shortness of Life by Aristotle

1/27/2017
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On Longevity and Shortness of Life (Greek: ΠΕΡΙ ΜΑΚΡΟΒΙΟΤΗΤΟΣ ΚΑΙ ΒΡΑΧΥΒΙΟΤΗΤΟΣ; Latin: DE LONGITUDINE ET BREVITATE VITAE) is one of the seven short treatises on nature (Latin: PARVA NATURALIA). In this text Aristotle provides explanations for the different lifespans of plants, animals, men and women. Translated by William Alexander Hammond. Photograph: Seated Woman with "Spirit" of a Young Man by Unknown Maker about 1865-1875. Scanned by The J. Paul Getty Museum.

Duration: 00:18:13

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