Jul 26, 2019
This week, we're taking you back in time to learn how to be happy from Aristotle, via British scholar and author Edith Hall in her book Aristotle’s Way: How Ancient Wisdom Can Change Your Life.
One of Britain's foremost classicists, and a Professor at King's College London, Edith Hall is the first woman to have won the Erasmus Medal of the European Academy. In 2017 she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Athens University, just a few streets away from Aristotle's own Lyceum.
We think Amazon.com said it best: "In expert yet vibrant modern language, Hall lays out the crux of Aristotle's thinking, mixing affecting autobiographical anecdotes with a deep wealth of classical learning. For Hall, whose own life has been greatly improved by her understanding of Aristotle, this is an intensely personal subject. She distills his ancient wisdom into ten practical and universal lessons to help us confront life's difficult and crucial moments, summarizing a lifetime of the most rarefied and brilliant scholarship."
In this Aristotle’s Way book review, we explore five of the ten chapters of the book. This is because it is DENSE READING MATERIAL, Y'ALL! It truly reads like a textbook... a fascinating, historically-rich textbook. We cover the chapters:
If you like what you're hearing, you can purchase the book here.
You can also learn more about Edith Hall on her website here.
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Grateful for you!
Lisa & Misty