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    • A History of Western Philosophy

    • By: Bertrand Russell
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 38 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Bertrand Russell's A History of Western Philosophy serves as the perfect introduction to its subject; it remains unchallenged as the greatest account of the history of Western thought. Charting philosophy's course from the pre-Socratics up to the early twentieth century, Russell relates each philosopher and school to their respective historical and cultural contexts, providing erudite commentary throughout his invaluable survey.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book, just remember when it was written

    • By Benno Boyo on 30-11-16

    Regular price: £45.99

    • The Conquest of Happiness

    • By: Bertrand Russell
    • Narrated by: Chris Lutkin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
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    This metaphysical self-help classic instills happiness within and urges individuals to pursue a content life without sin, boredom, or contempt. Written decades ago with post-war depression in mind, this text has transcended time and continues to give applicable advice for modern-day individuals. 

    Regular price: £32.09

    • The Problems of Philosophy

    • By: Bertrand Russell
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Problems of Philosophy discusses Bertrand Russell's views on philosophy and the problems that arise in the field. Russell's views focus on knowledge rather than the metaphysical realm of philosophy. The Problems with Philosophy revolves around the central question that Russell asks in his opening line of Chapter 1 - Is there any knowledge in the world which is so certain that no reasonable man could doubt it?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Bertrand The Great

    • By liam on 12-06-18

    Regular price: £3.99

    • The Problems of Philosophy

    • By: Bertrand Russell
    • Narrated by: Kevin Theis
    • Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Problems of Philosophy is a 1912 book by Bertrand Russell, in which Russell attempts to create a brief and accessible guide to the problems of philosophy. Focusing on problems he believes will provoke positive and constructive discussion, Russell concentrates on knowledge rather than metaphysics: If it is uncertain that external objects exist, how can we then have knowledge of them but by probability? There is no reason to doubt the existence of external objects simply because of sense data.

    Regular price: £13.79

    • What I Believe

    • 3 Complete Essays on Religion
    • By: Bertrand Russell
    • Narrated by: Terrence Hardiman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Remarkably relevant, beautifully written, and filled with wit and wisdom, these three essays by Bertrand Russell allow the listener to test the concepts of the good life, morality, the existence of God, Christianity, and human nature. "What I Believe" was used prominently in the 1940 New York court proceedings in which Russell was judicially declared "unfit" to teach philosophy at City College of New York. "Why I Am Not a Christian" concludes that churches throughout history have retarded progress and states that we should instead "look to our own efforts here below to make this world a fit place to live in." Finally, "A Free Man's Worship", perhaps the most famous single essay written by Russell, considers whether humans operate from free will.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Ahead of his time

    • By Judy Corstjens on 18-03-13

    Regular price: £11.49

    • Mysticism and Mathematics

    • By: Bertrand Russell
    • Narrated by: Jim Raposa
    • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Although Bertrand Russell did most of his early work (along with his mentor and colleague Alfred North Whitehead) in mathematics, he had an enormously wide range of interests - from politics to sex education for the young. The following two essays - "Mysticism and Logic" and "Mathematics and the Metaphysicians" - provide listeners with a glimpse into Russell's thinking and, in turn, illuminates us about these deep subjects.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible narrator

    • By Red on 04-05-17

    Regular price: £6.79

    • The Analysis of Mind

    • The Complete Work Plus an Overview, Summary, Analysis and Author Biography
    • By: Bertrand Russell, Sofia Pisou
    • Narrated by: Douglas James
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    These 15 lectures have been hailed as milestones in modern psychology as they explore the relation between mind and matter under a completely new scope. Living in the turbulent years after World War I and having been deeply influenced by realists and behaviorists of the early 20th century, Russell attempts to reconcile the paradoxical materialistic view of contemporary psychologists on mind with the anti-materialistic tendency that physicists adopt over matter.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Poor editing, reasonably good performance

    • By Øyvind on 16-06-16

    Regular price: £24.19

    • Proposed Roads to Freedom

    • By: Bertrand Russell
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A concise version of Bertrand Russell's political philosophy and thoughts, focusing on his favoring of guild socialism. While Russell believed that pure Anarchism should be the ultimate goal, his realism lead him to favor the guild socialism which he expands upon in this volume. Russell first discusses the various aspects of socialism, anarchism, and syndicalism, focusing also on the major men/movements associated with each school.

    Regular price: £8.79

    • Political Ideas

    • By: Bertrand Russell
    • Narrated by: Peter Bishop
    • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
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    He details the issues that his current economic system and the unequal distribution of wealth present in achieving said ideals. He puts forth his beliefs on what the purposes of an economic system should be, including production and security. He criticizes monopolies and all the damage that they have done.

    Regular price: £5.49

    • Wisdom of Bertrand Russell

    • By: Bertrand Russell
    • Narrated by: Robin Sachs
    • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    One of the great minds of the 20th century, Bertrand Russell explored philosophy, mathematics, and a variety of other intellectual, political, historical, and social issues in his lifetime. In this indispensable and easily accessible guide, drawn from his books and essays, readers will find Russell’s fundamental principles, from objectivity to ontological arguments to logical certainty, in his own words. Russell also explored topics such as war, evil, and the purpose and goal of human existence.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • This book doesn't work for me

    • By Razorinho on 15-09-16

    Regular price: £19.39

    • A Rare Recording of Bertrand Russell

    • By: Bertrand Russell
    • Narrated by: Bertrand Russell
    • Length: 9 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Bertrand Russell (May 18, 1872 - February 2, 1970) was born in Monmouthshire into one of the most prominent anti-war aristocractic families in Britain. Russell was a philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, prominent anti-war activist, and an outspoken opponent of nuclear weapons. In 1950, Russell was awarded the Nobel prize in Literature. The following is a 1959 speech on nuclear disarmament.

    Regular price: £5.39

    • Unpopuläre Betrachtungen

    • By: Bertrand Russell
    • Narrated by: Norbert Hülm
    • Length: 8 hrs
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    Als einer der Väter der Analytischen Philosophie, hat Bertrand Russell eine Fülle von Essays verfasst, die sehr entschieden seine Meinung präsentieren und trotz seiner akademischen Formulierungen allgemeinverständlich bleiben. In dem von Norbert Hülm gelesenen Werk "Unpopuläre Betrachtungen" findet sich eine Sammlung seiner Aufsätze, die populär wurden. Die enthaltenen Essays stellen Russell deutlich als den klaren Denker und großen Stilist dar, der er war. Russells Analysen zu folgen ist nicht nur sehr unterhaltsam, es regt auch zum Nachdenken an.

    Regular price: £6.29