It really is amazing to be reminded of what Athens produced in the way of pioneering thought over two and a half thousand years ago - Aristotle was a part of a continuum that covered Thales, Socrates, Plato and which continues to cast a shadow over the so called ' modern' philosophers.
|Nice quote from Aristotle|
Although there are of course areas that have been refined by other thinkers his work offers a beacon to areas worth of investigation across Theory, Phronesis and Techne - his central thesis was that we (man) pursue happiness, but happiness here is more about flourishing than a simple hedonistic pleasure.
It was nice to see that CityLit does not have only one great presenter on Philosophy ( - John's style was different from Scott who taught a course I attended earlier in the year but was equally engaging and straightforward (as it could be considering the subject)
Here's a link to the slides that were the basis of the session and below is a 3 minute excursion