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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
I think this book would be a good candidate for a friend interested in philosophy, but perhaps doesn't have the time or volition to tackle the intimidating body of literature surrounding it. The book seems remarkably accessible and with such profound topics its sure to make a good first impression.
What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?
The idea of using philosophy not to win debates, but as a kind of intellectual maintenance, to clearly define our own values and refine them when compelled to. Gutting makes room for both the political left and the right at the table, capitalist and socialist, pro-life and pro choice, even atheist and theist. The way he makes sound sense of tense and often intractable issues offer a glimmer of hope for getting past our more deadlocked disagreements.
Have you listened to any of Kevin Pariseau’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
Yeah he read Wranghams "Catching Fire". He's pretty good, reads it like he wrote it,
Any additional comments?
Really enjoyed hearing another perspective on the "God" and "Free Will" debates, didn't agree with everything he said, but I would be splitting hairs. Offering a balanced approach, even when criticizing an argument, he engages in a practice of improving the argument. With equal opportunity, political hardliners, religious fundamentalists, and even Richard Dawkins, all take a smack or two in this one.
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Personally do not understand the low ratings on this. Glad I didn't pay attention to them.