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How Aristotle can change your life

The Ancient philosopher has much to teach us today

By Sameer Rahim   September 2018
Aristotle comtemplating a bust of Homer by Rembrandt

Aristotle comtemplating a bust of Homer by Rembrandt

It was Alain de Botton’s How Proust Can Change Your Life which started the publishing trend for taking a famous author and mining their work for wisdom. While this approach can seem contrived with some authors, with Edith Hall’s subject, Aristotle, the form is a perfect fit. The Ancient Greek philosopher, the student of Plato and tutor of Alexander the Great, continually returned to the idea that the cultivation of a practical…

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