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History, Criticism, & Surveys

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    Stillness is the Key

    by Ryan Holiday ...
    Narrated by Ryan Holiday ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 56 min

    Throughout history, there's been one indelible quality that great leaders, makers, artists and fighters have shared. The Zen Buddhists described it as inner peace, the Stoics called it ataraxia and Ryan Holiday calls it stillness: the ability to be steady, focussed and calm in a constantly busy world.This quality, valued by every major school of thought from Buddha to Seneca, John Stuart Mill to ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    A History of Western Philosophy

    Narrated by Jonathan Keeble ...

    Unabridged

    38 hours 3 min

    Bertrand Russell's A History of Western Philosophy serves as the perfect introduction to its subject. Charting philosophy's course from the pre-Socratics up to the early twentieth century, Russell relates each philosopher and school to their respective historical and cultural contexts, providing erudite commentary throughout his invaluable survey. This engaging and comprehensive work has done much ... Read more

    $119.81 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Happy

    Why More or Less Everything is Absolutely Fine

    by Derren Brown ...
    Narrated by Derren Brown ...

    Unabridged

    14 hours 32 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.The audiobook edition of Happy, read by Derren Brown.Everyone says they want to be happy. But that's much more easily said than done. What does being happy actually mean? And how do you even know when you feel it?In Happy Derren Brown explores changing concepts of happiness - from the surprisingly modern wisdom of the Stoics and Epicureans in classical times right up ... Read more

    $30.29 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Philosophy Book

    Big Ideas Simply Explained

    by DK ...
    Narrated by Jason Culp ...

    Unabridged

    16 hours 22 min

    An essential introduction to the history, concepts, and thinking behind philosophy that demystifies what can often be daunting subject matter, laid out in DK's signature style.Are the ideas of René Descartes, Mary Wollstonecraft, John Locke, and Thomas Hobbes still relevant today? The Philosophy Book unpacks the writings and ideas of more than 100 of history's biggest thinkers, taking you on a ... Read more

    $37.44 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    A Book of Secrets

    how to find comfort in a turbulent world - THE INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

    by Derren Brown ...
    Narrated by Derren Brown ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 19 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERPerhaps being happy is not the answer after all.In this thoughtful and brilliant new book, the internationally bestselling author of HAPPY considers the value of friction in our lives.In chapters revealing his own moments of anger and prejudice, anxiety and shyness, loneliness and loss, Derren Brown examines the means to a more rewarding life, ... Read more

    $24.61 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Courage Is Calling

    A Book About Bravery

    by Ryan Holiday ...
    Narrated by Ryan Holiday ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 5 min

    Fortune favours the bold. All great leaders of history have known this, and were successful because of the risks they dared to take. But today so many of us are paralysed by fear.Drawing on ancient Stoic wisdom and examples across history and around the world, Ryan Holiday shows why courage is so important, and how to cultivate it in our own lives. Courage is not simply physical bravery but also ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Der Philosophische Reiseführer

    Narrated by Elke Domhardt ...
    series Reisen der Seele #9

    Unabridged

    1 hour 16 min

    Begeben sie sich mit diesem Hörbuch auf die Spuren der großen philosophischen Denker. Hartmut Sommer nimmt sie mit auf eine spannende geistesgeschichtliche Entdeckungsreise, bei der sie Berge erklimmen, Orte erkunden und Wege begehen, die das Denken berühmter Philosophen wie Albertus Magnus, Arthur Schopenhauer, Friedrich Nietzsche oder Edith Stein beeinflussten. - ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

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    Plato's Republic

    by Plato ...
    Narrated by Albert A. Anderson ...
    series Agora Editions

    Unabridged

    11 hours 47 min

    The Republic poses questions that endure: What is justice? What form of community fosters the best possible life for human beings? What is the nature and destiny of the soul? What form of education provides the best leaders for a good republic? What are the various forms of poetry and the other arts, and which ones should be fostered and which ones should be discouraged? How does knowing differ ... Read more

    $14.98 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Die Kürze des Lebens

    Unabridged

    1 hour 1 min

    Wir haben nicht zu wenig Zeit - wir vergeuden zu viel. Das Leben ist lang, wir selbst machen es kurz, indem wir es achtlos dahinfließen lassen. Das ist die grundlegende Einsicht des großen Stoikers Lucius Annaeus Seneca. "Du verteidigst Deinen Reichtum, aber Du vergeudest Dein Leben!“, "Du lebst, als wärst Du ewig da!“, "Schämst Du dich nicht, Dein Leben in sie Zukunft hinauszuschieben, statt es ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Mode im Mittelalter (Ungekürzt)

    by Jan Keupp ...
    Narrated by Martin Falk ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 9 min

    Kleidung trägt man auf dem Leib, Mode entsteht im Kopf. Die textilen Hüllen waren im Mittelalter willkommener Schutz vor Witterung und unerwünschten Blicken, ihre Bedeutung aber erschöpfte sich nicht im praktischen Nutzen. Jan Keupp erzählt in diesem Band ebenso aufschlussreiche wie spannende Kleidergeschichten aus dem Mittelalter: Welche Kleiderkonventionen es in der mittelalterlichen ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

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    The Dream of Enlightenment

    The Rise of Modern Philosophy

    Narrated by Anthony Gottlieb ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 4 min

    The author of the classic The Dream of Reason vividly explains the rise of modern thought from Descartes to Rousseau. ... Read more

    $29.88 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Aristoteles

    Ein unhistorischer Essay

    Narrated by Michael Kommant ...

    Abridged

    2 hours 30 min

    Fritz Mauthner, der große Sprachkritiker zeigt hier, dass das Lebenswerk des berühmtesten Philosophen, der Stolz zweier Jahrtausende, nicht mehr als ein Gesellschaftsspiel war. Er nennt Aristoteles einen Denker ohne schöpferische Kraft und bescheinigt ihm keine philosophische Persönlichkeit gewesen zu sein... ... Read more

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    Wie war Ihr Tag, Caesar? (Ungekürzt)

    Unabridged

    1 hour 8 min

    Wie geht Kaiser Nero nach der großen Feuerkatastrophe von Rom im Jahr 64 mit den schweren Vorwürfen um, er selbst habe den Brand legen lassen? Was erwartet Caesar, nachdem er den Grenzfluss Rubikon überschritten und damit den Bürgerkrieg ausgelöst hat? Am Abend eines je entscheidenden Tages interviewt Karl-Wilhelm Weeber prominente und "typische" Römer. Darunter führende Persönlichkeiten aus der ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

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    Tatort Mittelalter (Ungekürzt)

    Unabridged

    1 hour 9 min

    Kriminalfälle des Mittelalters - auf nur einer CD? Obwohl dies doch das >finstereblutrünstigevorrationale< Zeitalter ist ...? Aber ja! Denn das Mittelalter war keineswegs eine rechtlose Zeit. Im Gegenteil, es herrschte häufig eine überaus klare Rechtsauffassung. Doch wie sah diese aus? Was waren die großen, die berühmten Verbrechen, und wie liefen Gerichtsverfahren ab? Welche Strafen wurden ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

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    Irrationality

    A History of the Dark Side of Reason

    Narrated by Jeff Harding ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 35 min

    This audiobook narrated by Jeff Harding reveals the surprising ways the pursuit of rationality leads to an explosion of irrationalityIt’s a story we can’t stop telling ourselves. Once, humans were benighted by superstition and irrationality, but then the Greeks invented reason. Later, the Enlightenment enshrined rationality as the supreme value. Discovering that reason is the defining feature of ... Read more

    $44.85 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Philosophy Cure

    Lessons on Living from the Great Philosophers

    Narrated by Josh Bloomberg ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 14 min

    The wisdom of famous philosophers distilled into practical takeaways for modern listeners.For centuries, philosophers have considered the “big questions” of human life, mulling over everything from ethics to the definition of reality. Their ideas and insights are powerful and innovative, but often inaccessible and far too academic for most listeners.In The Philosophy Cure: Lessons on Living from ... Read more

    $23.97 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Voltaire and Rousseau

    series The World of Philosophy Series

    Unabridged

    2 hours 50 min

    In the great ferment of the French Revolution, Voltaire and Rousseau stood out as intellectual giants. Voltaire’s incisive wit and commitment to translucent reason stands in sharp contrast to Rousseau’s earnest convictions and attention to emotion. Both thinkers produced work of enduring value in morality and political philosophy.The World of Philosophy series presents the questions, interests, ... Read more

    $17.90 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Constitutional Personae

    Heroes, Soldiers, Minimalists, and Mutes (Inalienable Rights)

    Narrated by Peter Marinker ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 57 min

    Since America's founding, the U.S. Supreme Court had issued a vast number of decisions on a staggeringly wide variety of subjects. And hundreds of judges have occupied the bench. Yet as Cass R. Sunstein, the eminent legal scholar and bestselling co-author of Nudge, points out, almost every one of the Justices fits into a very small number of types regardless of ideology: the hero, the soldier, the ... Read more

    $24.56 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    A Discourse on Method, Meditations on the First Philosophy, and Principles of Philosophy

    Narrated by James Adams ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 8 min

    This three-part work includes A Discourse on Method, Meditations on the First Philosophy, and Principles of Philosophy.By calling everything into doubt, Descartes laid the foundations of modern philosophy. With the celebrated words “I think, therefore I am,” his compelling argument swept aside ancient and medieval traditions. He deduced that human beings consist of minds and bodies, that these are ... Read more

    $25.39 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    In Search of a Theory of Everything

    The Philosophy Behind Physics

    Narrated by Joel Richards ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 18 min

    In Search of a Theory of Everything takes listeners on an adventurous journey through space and time on a quest for a unified "theory of everything" by means of a rare and agile interplay between the natural philosophies of influential ancient Greek thinkers and the laws of modern physics. By narrating a history and a philosophy of science, theoretical physicist Demetris Nicolaides logically ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Ramses der Große (Ungekürzt)

    Narrated by Axel Thielmann ...

    Unabridged

    2 hours 14 min

    Ramses II., einer der bedeutendsten Herrscher des Alten Ägypten, regierte fast 67 Jahre lang das Land am Nil. Als Alleinherrscher führte er selbst seine Truppen in der berühmten Schlacht bei Qadesch gegen eine hethitische Übermacht. Obwohl die Schlacht beinahe mit einer ägyptischen Niederlage endete, präsentierte Ramses sie auf Bildern und in zahlreichen Texten als großen persönlichen Sieg. Mit ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

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    Plato's Apology

    by Plato ...
    Narrated by Albert A. Anderson ...
    series Agora Editions

    Unabridged

    1 hour

    Socrates is on trial for his life. He is charged with impiety and corrupting young people. He presents his own defense, explaining why he has devoted his life to challenging the most powerful and important people in the Greek world. The reason is that rich and famous politicians, priests, poets, and a host of others pretend to know what is good, true, holy, and beautiful, but when Socrates ... Read more

    $7.49 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Plato's Meno

    by Plato ...
    Narrated by Albert A. Anderson ...
    series Agora Editions

    Unabridged

    1 hour 12 min

    A dialogue between Socrates and Meno probes the subject of ethics. Can goodness be taught? If it can, then we should be able to find teachers capable of instructing others about what is good and bad, right and wrong, or just and unjust. Socrates and Meno are unable to identify teachers of ethics, and we are left wondering how such knowledge could be acquired. To answer that puzzle, Socrates ... Read more

    $11.23 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Platon

    by August Messer ...
    Narrated by Jan Koester ...

    Abridged

    1 hour 11 min

    Platon von August Messer Platon bildet die Höhe der gesamten griechischen Philosophie, indem in ihm ihre beiden Hauptrichtungen, das Erkenntnisverlangen und der Gestaltungstrieb, das wissenschaftliche und das künstlerische Streben, sich miteinander verbinden. Der weltüberlegene Denker wird zum kühnen und leidenschaftlichen Reformator, er schmiedet tiefgreifende Pläne zur Verbesserung der ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial