Aristotle’s Way: How Ancient Wisdom Can Change Your Life

Aristotle’s Way: How Ancient Wisdom Can Change Your Life

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 don’t 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. Aristotle’s way is not to apply rules – it’s about engaging with the texture of existence, and striding purposefully towards a life well lived.

This is advice that won’t go out of fashion.

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  • Emma

    With these kind of books, it's really difficult to get the tone right. On the one hand you have a thinker who is considered one of the 'Fathers' of Western philosophy, on the other you have that moder...

  • Steve Pickard

    Aristotle's Way is an exploration of the famous philosopher's work which has been helpfully curated and thematically organised by Professor Edith Hall. I would describe it as a well-being oriented boo...

  • Barbara

    5 stars is not enough, I would give it 10. But I am already very keen on Aristotle and bore my friends and family with the word 'balance'. I now have a much better view of all his philosophy, from the...

  • James Miller

    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 th...

  • Efthalia

    An easy to read and wonderful self-thinking guide using Aristotle's wisdom. Very fresh approach and totally recommend it to anyone wanting to understand the nuts and bolts of of what the human mind as...

  • Paul Hayman

    Superficial self help garbage: from the nauseating dedication to the banal last paragraph....