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Mr. Steven Jackson

Mr. Steven Jackson England Member Since 2013

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  • "Really interesting and well produced"

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    The quality of audio book productions varies quite widely in my experience. This is definitely one of the better ones. The narration is spot on and does justice to the content.

    The book is a great way of getting an overview of fifty key philosophers and their ideas. It is structured as fifty 15-20 minute bios that provide an overview of the individual and of their most significant works. I found this a great way to learn about various philosophical ideas and to pick up lots of tips for further reading.

    Overall, I really enjoyed this audio book and definitely will be listening to it again. I recommend it for anyone who wants to get a broad view, although of course because of the breadth it is not possible to go into each theory in a lot of detail, so you will probably want to identify the ideas that ring true with you and follow up on them for more information. The production is useful in this way because the books/publications in which the theories are set out are named.

    Highly recommended.

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    50 Philosophy Classics: Thinking, Being, Acting, Seeing, Profound Insights and Powerful Thinking from Fifty Key Books

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Tom Butler-Bowdon
    • Narrated By Sean Pratt
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    From Aristotle to Wittgenstein and Zizek, 50 Philosophy Classics provides a lively entry point to the field of philosophy. Analyses of key works by Descartes, Schopenhauer, Hegel, Heidegger, and Nietzsche also show how philosophy helped shape the thinking and events of the last 150 years.

    Mr. Steven Jackson says: "Really interesting and well produced"
  • "Very good. Interesting, moving and ..."

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    This is a very good audio book. The story is very interesting, moving and thought provoking and the narration matches it perfectly.
    I recommend this. The only change I would make is that the narrator when reading dialogue assumes a mock Jewish / German accent which isn't a big deal but to my ear sounded strange.
    I'll definitely be listening to this multiple times.

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    Man's Search for Meaning

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Viktor E. Frankl
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
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    Internationally renowned psychiatrist, Viktor E. Frankl, endured years of unspeakable horror in Nazi death camps. During, and partly because of his suffering, Dr. Frankl developed a revolutionary approach to psychotherapy known as logotherapy. At the core of his theory is the belief that man's primary motivational force is his search for meaning.

    R says: "Throw out your self-help books!"
  • "Very good - interesting Chomsky mon..."

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    I really enjoyed this audio book. It's quite a relaxed format and covers a wide range of topics. Sometimes the questions from Barsamian are a bit fawning, but generally it is to the point and is very interesting. There's even a section on Chomsky's work on language, which isn't a subject I knew much about so it was interesting to hear him speak about it.

    I'd really recommend this audio book if you are interested in Chomsky's views.

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    Power Systems: Conversations on Global Democratic Uprisings and the New Challenges to U.S. Empire

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Noam Chomsky
    • Narrated By Noam Chomsky, David Barsamian
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    A compelling new set of interviews on our changing and turbulent times with Noam Chomsky, one of the world's foremost thinkers...

    In this new collection of conversations, conducted from 2010 to 2012, Noam Chomsky explores the most immediate and urgent concerns: the future of democracy in the Arab world, the implications of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the European financial crisis, the breakdown of American mainstream political institutions, and the rise of the Occupy movement. As always, Chomsky presents his ideas vividly and accessibly, with uncompromising principle and clarifying insight.

    Mr. Steven Jackson says: "Very good - interesting Chomsky monologues"
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