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PANAGIOTIS GALANIS

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  • The Art of Conflict Management: Achieving Solutions for Life, Work, and Beyond

  • By: Michael Dues, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Michael Dues
  • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 83

In 24 lectures brimming with practical tips, tools, and techniques everyone can use to better manage conflict in his or her professional and personal lives, gain the essential skills of conflict management. As presented by Professor Dues, these lectures will show you how to effectively deal with conflicts of all kinds, using the "win-win" model that has dominated the field for the past six decades.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Clear, comprehensive and practical

  • By Jim on 20-05-14

Amazing course with both theoretical and practical

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Reviewed: 06-05-19

Well structured and narrated in well defined chapters, this course conveys meaning and circumstance of theory and practice in excellent form.

I would highly recommend it as a 'must read' (listen) material.

  • Maps of Meaning

  • By: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Length: 30 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 417
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 381
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 378

From the author of 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos comes a provocative hypothesis that explores the connection between what modern neuropsychology tells us about the brain and what rituals, myths, and religious stories have long narrated. A cutting-edge work that brings together neuropsychology, cognitive science, and Freudian and Jungian approaches to mythology and narrative, Maps of Meaning presents a rich theory that makes the wisdom and meaning of myth accessible to the critical modern mind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't hesitate. Just buy it.

  • By Jonathan on 13-06-18

Interesting, but tedious to the very core

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3 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 01-05-19

Picked it up after the '12 Rules of Life' from the same author which I very much enjoyed. But this book tends to be longwinded and tedious to its very core. There are certainly some very interesting sections, but it gets repetitive into some doubtful quasi-mythical interpretations. The parts that link to psychology are potent stuff, but the rest seems a bit of biased clutter ... 3/5 is probably too generous.

  • The Modern Intellectual Tradition: From Descartes to Derrida

  • By: Lawrence Cahoone, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Lawrence Cahoone
  • Length: 18 hrs and 46 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
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What is reality? Ask yourself whether you can actually know the answer, much less be sure that you can know it, and you've begun to grapple with the metaphysical and epistemological quandaries that have occupied, teased, and tormented modern philosophy's greatest intellects since the dawn of modern science and a century before the Enlightenment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Top class course

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-11-17

An excellent guide to key Philosophical areas

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Reviewed: 14-01-19

Perhaps the best series of audiobook Lectures on Philosophy, covering in reasonable details a vastly diverse field.

An uncomplicated but rich narrative coupled with a healthy dose of humour makes it highly informative, yet pleasant listen. I would highly recommend it for students and laymen alike.

  • D Day Through German Eyes Book 2

  • More Hidden Stories from June 6th 1944
  • By: Holger Eckhertz
  • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 199
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
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    5 out of 5 stars 189

The first book of D Day Through German Eyes has fascinated listeners around the world with its insight into the German experience of June 6, 1944. Now, book 2 contains a completely different set of astonishing German testimonies from the same archive. These newly translated eyewitness statements by German veterans show the defenders to be determined but psychologically insecure, often deluded in their thinking, and all too human in their shock at the onslaught they faced.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A very powerful alternative view

  • By M. J. Wall on 05-07-17

Fascinating - perhaps even better than book 1

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Reviewed: 01-12-18

This is a fascinating audio, keeping some truly remarkable stories for D-Day. It also comes with a genuine surprise: the plans to use a German thermobaric weapon in the days following D-Day.

  • Philosophy as a Guide to Living

  • By: Stephen A. Erickson, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Stephen A. Erickson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
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We've all asked ourselves whether there is any meaning in human life. But for philosophers, this is just the first question of many: Is such a question even answerable by philosophy? And if so, can the practice of philosophy itself pursue a positive answer? Can philosophy prove life has any meaning? These 24 accessible lectures offer a thoughtful and stimulating discussion of how some of the greatest minds in the past three centuries have pondered why we are here and what journey we might be on.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A thought provoking listen

  • By Allan on 14-09-15

One of the best on its subject.

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Reviewed: 04-12-17

One of the best on its subject, providing a concise, detailed review of existing matter.

  • The Worry Trick

  • How Your Brain Tricks You into Expecting the Worst and What You Can Do About It
  • By: David Carbonell PhD
  • Narrated by: Stephen Paul Aulridge Jr.
  • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 226
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 190
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    4 out of 5 stars 190

Are you truly in danger or has your brain simply "tricked" you into thinking you are? In The Worry Trick, psychologist and anxiety expert David Carbonell shows how anxiety hijacks the brain and offers effective techniques to help you break the cycle of worry, once and for all. Anxiety is a powerful force. It makes us question ourselves and our decisions, causes us to worry about the future, and fills our days with dread and emotional turbulence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great book

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-11-17

An excellent book for everyone.

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Reviewed: 26-11-17

An excellent book, useful for everyone, not just for those that feel generally anxious. Gives understanding on how anxiety works and how can be best addressed by those that suffer, and those around them in simple language and natural ways of communication.

Simply excellent.

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  • Medical School for Everyone: Emergency Medicine

  • By: Roy Benaroch, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Roy Benaroch
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

In Dr. Benaroch's 24 lectures, experience for yourself the high-stakes drama and medical insights of life in an everyday emergency department: the most intense department in any hospital and home to the kind of split-second decision making, troubleshooting, and detective work that can make the difference between a patient's life and death.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting

  • By PS on 12-09-17

An interesting listen for the non-medicals

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Reviewed: 11-07-17

Bought this audiobook mostly out of curiosity, and actually was a good listen: informative, useful and actually somewhat captivating.

If you are interested on how ER doctors make decisions and how they go through the procedural process of eliminating ambiguity, then this will appeal to you.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Understanding the Mysteries of Human Behavior

  • By: Mark Leary, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Mark Leary
  • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 239
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 204
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Every day of your life is spent surrounded by mysteries that involve what appear to be rather ordinary human behaviors. What makes you happy? Where did your personality come from? Why do you have trouble controlling certain behaviors? Why do you behave differently as an adult than you did as an adolescent?Since the start of recorded history, and probably even before, people have been interested in answering questions about why we behave the way we do.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good start

  • By Johnny on 03-10-16

Who said the study of behaviour can't be fun?

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Reviewed: 07-07-17

This is a brilliant series, well researched and substantiated as any lecture should be, but is also fun and genuinely connected with interesting everyday subjects, pushing boredom away.

  • Redefining Reality

  • The Intellectual Implications of Modern Science
  • By: Steven Gimbel, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Steven Gimbel
  • Length: 18 hrs and 6 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 182
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 164
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No subject is bigger than reality itself, and nothing is more challenging to understand, since what counts as reality is undergoing continual revision and has been for centuries. The quest to pin down what's real and what's illusory is both philosophical and scientific, a metaphysical search for ultimate reality that goes back to the ancient Greeks. For the last 400 years, this search has been increasingly guided by scientists, who create theories and test them in order to define and redefine reality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FANTASTIC!!!!

  • By Jason on 14-08-15

A fascinating journey

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Reviewed: 07-07-17

This was a fascinating journey in all major areas of perceiving, assessing and defining reality.

What I think it makes these series of lectures stand out from similar ones is the broad, yet critical approach on the methods, touching on the important concepts but explained succinctly - it is a gift that Professor Gimbel employs through the full range of the 36 subjects.

Also important in my opinion is the wide range of subjects covered: Philosophy, Physics, Sociology, Art, Computing, Virtual Reality, Data analytics (among many others)- a plurality which covers different facets of the subject but maintains continuity and coherency through the course. Even further, there is always a stimulating reference in key areas to connect dots making the listener not a passive receiver of information but helping to acquire personal knowledge through critical comparison.

Absolute joy to go through for a second time.