Philosophy: 100 Essential Thinkers

  • by Philip Stokes
  • Narrated by Steven Crossley
  • 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Who am I? What is justice? What does it mean to live a good life? Many of the fundamental questions of philosophy are questions that we begin to ask ourselves as young adults when we look at the world around us, at ourselves, and try to make sense of things.
This engaging and accessible book invites the listener to explore the questions and arguments of philosophy through the work of 100 of the greatest thinkers within the Western intellectual tradition - covering philosophical, scientific, political, and religious thought over a period of 2500 years.
Philosophy will serve as an excellent guide for those interested in knowing about individual thinkers - such as Plato, Aristotle, Rousseau, and Nietzsche, to name just a few - and the questions and observations that inspired them to write. By presenting individual thinkers, details of their lives, and the concerns and circumstances that motivated them, this audiobook makes philosophy come to life as a relevant and meaningful approach to thinking about the contemporary world.
A lucid and engaging book full of thought-provoking quotations, as well as clear explanations and definitions, Philosophy is sure to encourage students and laymen alike to investigate further.

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Unpretentious, honest, with a big picture

I love seeing how philosophy is proved by her deeds. That's what this book does in a substantially condensed format. It's like an index of ideas, told with many character sketches, in layman's terms, for the average reader. The chronology of philosophy is interesting by its own right, but the author does a great job of relating philosopher's ideas with other philosophic development. No perceived bias in this overview of philosophy.
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- Mike S.

It has given me ideas to chase after and learn!

I have the book of this audiobook. I've had it for a while, and have only read it piecemeal. However -- I love this audiobook! It has totally made the "book" more interesting to me -- thanks to the reading of Steven Crossley. I also love the phrase "Thought begets Thought" -- and that is exactly what this book does. It contains a concise discussion of each of the "philosophers" and their ideas; and the reactions to these ideas; and the philosophers who followed, and their ideas and reactions -- often in reference to the prior ideas, ad infinitum. It has also given me ideas to chase after and learn about, etc. A wonderful book! Very interesting! AND I love to listen Steven Crossley. I love his voice, and the way he "expresses" each book that he reads. He has given this book LIFE for me. Try it! You will really like! You won't want to the reading to stop.
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- Puppy Cat

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-03-2015
  • Publisher: Arcturus Digital Limited