Descartes, Bacon, and Modern Philosophy

  • by Jeffrey Tlumak
  • Narrated by Lynn Redgrave
  • 2 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

These two great 17th-century philosophers aimed to break free of oppressive traditions. Free scientific inquiry led them to skeptically question everything, though they also tried to reconcile science with religious faith. Both Descartes and Bacon extolled the individual, arguing that the human mind can penetrate the deepest secrets of existence. Their ideas formulated the problems that would occupy philosophers for the next 300 years.
The World of Philosophy series is a dramatic presentation, in understandable language, of the concerns, questions, interests, and overall outlook of the world's great philosophers and philosophical traditions. Special emphasis on clear and relevant explanations gives you a new arsenal of insights toward living a better life.


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More Descartes than Bacon

Very detailed (and accurate) summary of Descartes's philosophy. Much less info about Bacon.
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- Res Cogitans

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-04-2012
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.