René Descartes is one of the formative figures in Western philosophy, logic and mathematics. His famous statement: "I think, therefore I am," has become perhaps the most famous phrase in all of philosophy. Descartes’s ground-breaking writings attempted to establish unshakeable foundations of knowledge, and set a trend for subsequent Western philosophy, which has endlessly critiqued and expanded upon his ideas.
Ross Burman's Descartes: An Introduction serves as a strong, concise point of access for beginner philosophers seeking to explore the basics of René Descartes' life, writings, and long-term impacts on the field. This audiobook combines textual excerpts with explanation, explication, and ideological deconstruction.
Voice actors Jonathan Oliver and Roy McMillan perform this introductory work, and succeed very admirably in spicing up what could quite easily, in the wrong hands, have become a flat and undimensional production. Oliver and McMillan's lively readings breathe life in Descartes' abstract philosophy, making this audiobook easy to follow and enjoyably informative.
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The clarity of the man's thoughts are breathtaking, even after all these centuries! It's well read and the commentary is very good.
The book is brilliantly read but, truth be told, I mostly listen in the car and that would simply be impossible without readers.
Oh, definitely not. I love the fact that I could listen to it in sections and then muse on what was said for hours. It's pretty deep stuff!
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Very difficult to understand.
- George del Valle