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  • Philosophical Tales

  • By: Martin Cohen
  • Narrated by: Matt Addis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

Enlightening and entertaining, Philosophical Tales examines a few of the fascinating biographical details of history's greatest philosophers (alas, mostly men) and highlights their contributions to the field. By applying the true philosophical approach to philosophy itself, the text provides us with a refreshing 'alternative history' of philosophy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great overview for a beginner

  • By Alan on 18-07-11

Great overview for a beginner

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-07-11

This book is great because it gives an overview of many of the major historic philosophers but doesn't go into so much detail that it bores you to sleep. I found it particularly useful as I am a philosophy novice and it has helped me find out about various philosophers that I hadn't heard of before.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Moral Landscape

  • By: Sam Harris
  • Narrated by: Sam Harris
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 457
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 349
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 340

Sam Harris has discovered that most people, from secular scientists to religious fundamentalists, agree on one point: science has nothing to say on the subject of human values. Indeed, science’s failure to address questions of meaning and morality has become the primary justification for religious faith.The underlying claim is that while science is the best authority on the workings of the physical universe, religion is the best authority on meaning, values, morality, and leading a good life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Third Horseman of the Apocalypse - Brilliant

  • By Mr. J. M. Ainsworth on 25-09-13

Interesting

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-07-11

An interesting concept is raised in this book but Sam Harris fails to give me much enthusiasm for it. He also speaks very quickly and uses a lot of jargon which can make it difficult to follow unless you have studied this topic before.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful