Discourse on the Method of Reason

  • by Rene Descartes, Israel Bouseman
  • Narrated by Bob Rundell
  • 3 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The course of modern philosophy has many contributors, but perhaps not as significant as Rene Descartes, whose work initiated the secular movement which now characterizes the entire field of Western philosophy. Cogito ergo sum. I think therefore I am. This was the singular truth which initiated the structure of thought built by Descartes. His work was the starting point for all of the philosophers which came after. He extended the use of reason and deduction into the natural sciences, and his work was the beginning of the climb out of the dark ages of faith and reasoning by authority. The Discourse on the Method of Reason was the first true work of skepticism, a foundation of doubt which allowed a critical re-examination of all that was previously held to be true. Descartes literally revolutionized both philosophy and mathematics, and this discourse provides the means by which he approached the tangle of contemporary thought and laid the foundation of rational understanding.
Includes: A brief background of the author and the work, overview, synopsis, and analysis historical context, criticisms, and social impact chapter-by-chapter summary, the full narration of the text. This audiobook is suitable for students of philosophy and for anyone interested in exploring Western philosophy and its origins.


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One of the worst Narrator I've heard in 40 books.

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This is a great version of the book if you want to sleep. The narrator's voice is a smear of white noise.

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I don't know if you could fix this one. The material is, by its very nature, difficult to follow. Couple that with a monotone reader and it becomes unbearable. I made it half way through the book before giving up and buying the one narrated by James Adams.... Much better!

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Not really the Narrator made it impossible to follow.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-30-2014
  • Publisher: AudioLearn