Youve never seen Aristotle like this! In If Aristotles Kid Had an iPod: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Parents, Conor Gallagher dusts off Aristotles Ethics and reveals a vibrant, illuminating philosophy no less powerful and profound than when it was first penned.
Aristotles philosophy of man has endured for millenia. The truth of Aristotles insights has been acknowledged by saints and scholars, illustrated in literature and pop culture, even empirically demonstrated by modern science. But youve never seen it like this.
Gallagher masterfully weaves Aristotle, scientific studies, pop culture, and parenting tales together making If Aristotles Kid Had an iPod: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Parents a funny, rich, and informative read, and an indispensible guide for any parent who wants to pass on the secrets of a happy life to their kids.
Conor Gallagher earned both his Masters in Philosophy and Juris Doctorate from The Catholic Univeristy of America. He began his professional career as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Robert J. Conrad, Chief Judge of the Western District of North Carolina. He has been an adjunct Professor of Philosophy and Political Philosophy at Belmont Abbey College. He is currently Vice President of Publishing of Saint Benedict Press and TAN Books, and Executive Producer of Catholic Courses. He and his wife Ashley, are the proud parents of eight great children. Conor and his family live in Fort Mill, South Carolina.
Gallaghers book is brilliant because of its common sense, which is very uncommon these days. But he doesnt stop there. He shows Moms and Dads how to practically apply age-old advice to everyday life in the 21st century.
- Teresa Tomeo, Syndicated talk show host and best-selling author
Theres no better authority on human nature than Aristotle, and his recipe for finding lasting fulfillment in life has never been more timely. Conor Gallagher takes this ancient wisdom and applies it to contemporary child-rearing with clarity and humor. Vivid examples and descriptions of recent research make this book a pleasure to read. If you plan to readjust one book on how to raise confident, virtuous, and well-rounded children make it this one.
- Laura L. Garcia, Ph.D. Scholar in Residence, Philosophy Department, Boston College
Conor Gallagher has written a wonderful book-and by that I mean it is both inspired by wonder, and it encourages wonder in the parents to whom it is addressed. He brings Aristotle-and Tolkien and Star Wars-into a lively conversation with modern parents, in language that is precise, straightforward, and winsome.
- Anthony Esolen, author of Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of your child