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  • Great Speeches in History

  • By: Socrates, Martin Luther
  • Narrated by: Norman Rodway, Samuel West
  • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
  • Abridged
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Fighting for justice, for freedom of speech, and sometimes even for their own lives, some of history's most significant figures demonstrate the finest resources of language in the service of the most dramatic issues of their day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • which history?

  • By Bapir on 14-07-16

which history?

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Reviewed: 14-07-16

the title of this book should have been, great speeches in the history of the west and in particular Britain and North America ... the narroters are excellent, so do some of the speeches, which were all made either at time of sturgle, of war or of facing death.

  • The Elements of Style: 60 Minutes to Better Writing & Grammar

  • By: Professor William Strunk Jr.
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 51
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What you need to know about grammar and writing as taught widely in colleges, high schools, and grammar schools wherever American English is spoken!

William Strunk, Professor at Cornell, wrote his famous Little Book on good grammar and writing to simplify the subject for students far and wide. His famous motto was, "Omit needless words." This unabridged version follows this motto and can be listened to in just 60 minutes!

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • This book has to be read, not listened to

  • By K N on 20-01-18

Excellent

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Reviewed: 31-03-16

I listened to it once, and I want to listen to it many more times! It is a joy to reflect, to learn, and to improve your style. I recommend it.

  • Hume: Philosophy in an Hour

  • By: Paul Strathern
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
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Philosophy for busy people. Listen to a succinct account of the philosophy of Hume in just one hour.Hume reduced philosophy to ruins, denying the existence of everything except our actual perceptions themselves. The world is nothing more than part of my consciousness. Yet we know the world remains, and we go on as before. What Hume expressed was the status of our knowledge about the world – a world in which neither religion nor science is certain.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hume The Scottish Phiosopher Who Changed the World

  • By colin monteith on 02-08-18

Excellent

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Reviewed: 12-07-15

It is a must listen to every student of philosophy.
Although I enjoyed listening, the conclusion was rather strange; that is, Newton has influenced Hume and then in turn Hume has influenced Adam Smith, and later Kant and Hegel.

Overall I give it 5 star.

  • Locke: Philosophy in an Hour

  • By: Paul Strathern
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
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Philosophy for busy people. Listen to this succinct account of the philosophy of Locke in just one hour. Much of Locke’s thought we would now regard as common sense. One of the most influential of Enlightenment thinkers; his philosophy was to lay the foundations of empiricism with its belief that our knowledge of the world is based on experience. Locke’s work introduced the idea of liberal democracy – a concept that has become the shibboleth of Western civilisation.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Locke is boring says Strathern

  • By Mr. A. N. Wood on 10-04-17

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Reviewed: 11-07-15

It is just a joy to listen to story.
It is very informative and it is a must listen to all students of politics and philosophy alike. I would rather call this work a very short introduction to the life and the main ideas of Locke. I highly recommend this work.

  • Rousseau: Philosophy in an Hour

  • By: Paul Strathern
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
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Philosophy for busy people. Listen to this succinct account of the philosophy of Rousseau in just one hour. In Rousseau we encounter a walking ego, a naked sensibility - his arguments are both deeply stirring and deeply inconsistent. Yet whilst his contemporaries Kant and Hume may have been superior academic philosophers, the sheer power of Rousseau’s ideas was unequalled in his time. It was he who encouraged the introduction of both liberty and irrationality into the public domain, lamenting how ‘man is born free but everywhere he is in chains’. This audiobook is an expert account of Rousseau’s life and philosophical ideas - entertainingly written and above all easy to listen to. Also included are selections from Rousseau’s work, suggested further reading, and chronologies that place Rousseau in the context of the broader scheme of philosophy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • insightful

  • By Eager on 19-04-16

Excellent

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Reviewed: 11-07-15

It is the best one hour on Rousseau that I have listened to so far. It a master piece!

I recommend this to every student of philosophy, sociology, politics and psychology.

I like the story and the style of presentation.

The narrators, as always, performs excellent.

  • Machiavelli: Philosophy in an Hour

  • By: Paul Strathern
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
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Philosophy for busy people. Listen to this succinct account of the philosophy of Machiavelli in just one hour. Niccolò Machiavelli’s work remains misunderstood - synonymous with wicked scheming and underhand politics - nearly 350 years after his death. His philosophy of statecraft was scientific and highly rational, leaving sentiment, and ultimately morality, to one side.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Bapir on 10-07-15

Excellent

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Reviewed: 10-07-15

I have read the prince
And this introduction on Machiavelli made me to read it again. This time with a different mindset.

I recommend this work to students of political science.

The performance of the narrator is excellent, as usual.

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  • Descartes: Philosophy in an Hour

  • By: Paul Strathern
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
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Philosophy for busy people. Listen to this succinct account of the philosophy of Descartes in just one hour. Descartes was the first modern philosopher. His scepticism led him to doubt all certainties, until finally he arrived at his famous maxim 'I think therefore I am'. He would also apply his rationalism with great effect in science and mathematics, conceiving a scheme for scientific method and inventing Cartesian co-ordinates in geometry.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Bapir on 10-07-15

Excellent

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Reviewed: 10-07-15

Like all other works by Paul Strathern this brief introduction to the life and the work of Descartes is excellently put. Enough food for thought.

I recommend it for students and instructors of philosophy.

  • Confucius: Philosophy in an Hour

  • By: Paul Strathern
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 69
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Philosophy for busy people. Listen to a succinct account of the philosophy of Confucius in just one hour.

This is the perfect audiobook for people who are on the go and don’t have time to read philosophy books but wish they knew more about certain people and how they influenced history. This is a concise, expert account of Confucious’ life and philosophical ideas - entertainingly written and most importantly easy listening. Also included are selections from Confucious’ work, suggested further reading, and chronologies that place Confucious in the context of the broader scheme of philosophy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • worth it just for the quotes at the end.....

  • By without recourse on 03-06-18

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Reviewed: 09-07-15

I recommend this work to anyone interested in Confucianism as a brief overall introduction.

This could be of great use and also informative to students of religious as well as philosophical studies.

I give it a 4 star overall because it could be further improved nonetheless the author has given a balanced and fair account of the topic.

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  • St Augustine: Philosophy in an Hour

  • By: Paul Strathern
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
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Augustine’s Confessions details his personal struggles with morality, his spiritual crisis and the conversion to Christianity that ultimately led him to his major contribution to philosophy: the fusion of the doctrines of Christianity and Neoplatonism. This provided Christianity with a strong intellectual backing by tying it to the Greek tradition of philosophy. Augustine also produced important philosophic ideas of his own, including theories of time and subjective knowledge that anticipated by many centuries the work of Kant and Descartes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hilarious delivery

  • By belinda on 19-04-16

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Reviewed: 09-07-15

It gives enough food for thought in one hour. I like the style of presentation.

I recommend this to all students and instructors of philosophy. At times I could tell that the author was rushing through complex ideas too quickly, but that is understandable as the length of the audiobook is only one hour. I have one comment, the author makes judgemental statements, referring to some subjects of theology that Augustine has worked on as unworthy while praising his works on philosophy. Discussions on theology have their importance too and should not be ill-judged by those who value philosophy.

I give it a 5 star overall. As it is an excellent overall brief introduction to St Augustine.

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  • Thomas Aquinas: Philosophy in an Hour

  • By: Paul Strathern
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 35
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Philosophy for busy people. Listen to a succinct account of the philosophy of Aquinas in just one hour. Aquinas' influence stretches far across the western world; much modern philosophy has been conceived as either a reaction against, or in accordance with, his original ideas. This audiobook showcases an account of Thomas Aquinas’s life and philosophical ideas - entertainingly written and is above all easy listening. Also included are selections from Thomas Aquinas' work.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not a lot of philosophy

  • By Daan on 03-04-15

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Reviewed: 08-07-15

It is a very well written and informative introduction to the life and the work of Thomas Aquinas.

I recommend this to students of philosophy as an elementary introduction to Aquinas' philosophy.

The text rich and the narrator's performance is exceptional.