Metaphysics

ARISTOTLE (384 BC - 322 BC)


Metaphysics is essentially a reconciliation of Plato’s theory of Forms that Aristotle acquired at the Academy in Athens, with the view of the world given by common sense and the observations of the natural sciences. According to Plato, the real nature of things is eternal and unchangeable. However, the world we observe around us is constantly and perpetually changing. Aristotle’s genius was to reconcile these two apparently contradictory views of the world. The result is a synthesis of the naturalism of empirical science, and the mysticism of Plato, that informed the Western intellectual tradition for more than two thousand years. At the heart of the book lie three questions. What is existence, and what sorts of things exist in the world? How can things continue to exist, and yet undergo the change we see about us in the natural world? How can this world be understood? (Introduction Adapted from Wikipedia.)

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Philosophy, Science

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Book I Chapters 1-3 Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 02 Book I Chapters 4-7 Geoffrey Edwards
00:30:59
Play 03 Book I Chapters 8-9 Geoffrey Edwards
00:35:46
Play 04 Book I (the Less) Chapters 1-3 Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 05 Book II Chapters 1-3 Geoffrey Edwards
00:29:53
Play 06 Book II Chapters 4-6 Geoffrey Edwards
00:28:31
Play 07 Book III Chapters 1-3 Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 08 Book III Chapter 4 Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 09 Book III Chapters 5-8 Geoffrey Edwards
00:30:17
Play 10 Book IV Chapters 1-6 Geoffrey Edwards
00:33:24
Play 11 Book IV Chapters 7-15 Geoffrey Edwards
00:36:47
Play 12 Book IV Chapters 16-30 Geoffrey Edwards
00:32:46
Play 13 Book V Chapters 1-4 Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 14 Book VI Chapters 1-5 Geoffrey Edwards
00:26:22
Play 15 Book VI Chapters 6-9 Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 16 Book VI Chapters 10-12 Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 17 Book VI Chapters 13-17 Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 18 Book VII Chapters 1-6 Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 19 Book VIII Chapters 1-7 Geoffrey Edwards
00:35:26
Play 20 Book VIII Chapters 8-10 Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 21 Book IX Chapters 1-4 Geoffrey Edwards
00:32:29
Play 22 Book IX Chapters 5-10 Geoffrey Edwards
00:29:07
Play 23 Book X Chapters 1-5 Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 24 Book X Chapters 6-9 Geoffrey Edwards
00:38:31
Play 25 Book X Chapters 10-12 Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 26 Book XI Chapters 1-6 Geoffrey Edwards
00:32:04
Play 27 Book XI Chapters 7-10 Geoffrey Edwards
00:39:49
Play 28 Book XII Chapters 1-4 Geoffrey Edwards
00:33:45
Play 29 Book XII Chapters 5-7 Geoffrey Edwards
00:28:01
Play 30 Book XII Chapters 8-10 Geoffrey Edwards
00:36:49
Play 31 Book XIII Chapters 1-3 Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 32 Book XIII Chapters 4-6 Geoffrey Edwards
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