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    Why Politics Fails

    The Five Traps of the Modern World & How to Escape Them

    by Ben Ansell ...
    Narrated by Ben Ansell ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 32 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.Why do the revolving doors of power always leave us disappointed? In Why Politics Fails, award-winning Oxford professor Ben Ansell shows that it's not the politicians that are the problem, it's that our collective goals result in five political 'traps'.Democracy: we all want a say in how we're governed, but it's impossible to have any true 'will of the people'. Equality: ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

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    The Dream of Reason, New Edition

    A History of Western Philosophy from the Greeks to the Renaissance

    Narrated by Anthony Gottlieb ...

    Unabridged

    19 hours 11 min

    Already a classic, this landmark study of early Western thought now appears in a new edition with expanded coverage of the Middle Ages.In The Dream of Reason, Anthony Gottlieb looks afresh at the writings of the great thinkers, questions much of conventional wisdom, and explains his findings with unbridled brilliance and clarity. From the pre-Socratic philosophers through the celebrated days of ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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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

    $24.99 AUD

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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

    $44.99 AUD

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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

    $36.99 AUD

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    The Story of Philosophy

    The Lives and Opinions of the Greater Philosophers

    by Will Durant ...
    Narrated by Grover Gardner ...

    Unabridged

    19 hours 28 min

    The product of eleven years of research, The Story of Philosophy is an endlessly inspiring and instructive chronicle of the world’s greatest thinkers, from Socrates to Santayana. Written with exacting and scrupulous scholarship, it was designed both to command the respect of educators and to capture the interest of the layman.Durant lucidly describes the philosophical systems of such world-famous ... Read more

    $46.99 AUD

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    Plato's Republic

    by Plato ...
    Narrated by Albert A. Anderson ...
    Series 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

    $14.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    The Frontiers of Knowledge

    What We Know About Science, History and The Mind

    Narrated by Richard Goulding ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 43 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.In very recent times humanity has learnt a vast amount about the universe, the past, and itself. But through our remarkable successes in acquiring knowledge we have learned how much we have yet to learn: the science we have, for example, addresses just 5% of the universe; pre-history is still being revealed, with thousands of historical sites yet to be explored; and the ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

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    How to Win an Argument

    An Ancient Guide to the Art of Persuasion

    Narrated by Simon Vance ...

    Unabridged

    3 hours 3 min

    All of us are faced countless times with the challenge of persuading others, whether we're trying to win a trivial argument with a friend or convince our coworkers about an important decision. Instead of relying on untrained instinct-and often failing as a result-we'd win more arguments if we learned the timeless art of verbal persuasion, rhetoric. How to Win an Argument gathers the rhetorical ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

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    How to Drink

    A Classical Guide to the Art of Imbibing

    Narrated by Roger Clark ...
    Series series Ancient Wisdom for Modern Readers

    Unabridged

    3 hours 34 min

    A spirited new translation of a forgotten classic, shot through with timeless wisdom Is there an art to drinking alcohol? Can drinking ever be a virtue? The Renaissance humanist and neoclassical poet Vincent Obsopoeus (ca. 1498-1539) thought so. In the winelands of sixteenth-century Germany, he witnessed the birth of a poisonous new culture of bingeing, hazing, peer pressure, and competitive ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

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    How Philosophy Works

    The concepts explained

    by DK ...
    Narrated by Daniel Philpott ...
    Series series DK How Stuff Works

    Unabridged

    9 hours 19 min

    From Socrates to Jean-Paul Sartre and dualism to existentialism, discover the key philosophers and theories which have shaped the way we view the world.Demystifying the key ideas of the world's greatest philosophers, and exploring all of the most important branches of thought including philosophy of science, philosophyof religion and feminist philosophy in a uniquely visual way, this book is the ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

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    Philosophers

    Their Lives and Works

    Narrated by Kris Dyer ...
    Series series DK History Changers

    Unabridged

    18 hours 14 min

    An illuminating celebration of more than 80 of the world's most important thinkers, this book explores the fascinating stories of their lives, their loves, and their pioneering ideas.Introduced with a featured philosopher, entries trace the ideas and beliefs, and the relationships and rivalries that inspired the great thinkers and influenced their work, providing revealing insights into what drove ... Read more

    $28.99 AUD

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    Diderot and the Art of Thinking Freely

    Narrated by Paul Boehmer ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 18 min

    Denis Diderot is often associated with the decades-long battle to bring the world's first comprehensive Encyclopedie into existence. But his most daring writing took place in the shadows. Thrown into prison for his atheism in 1749, Diderot decided to reserve his best books for posterity-for us, in fact. In the astonishing cache of unpublished writings left behind after his death, Diderot ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

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    Everything, All the Time, Everywhere

    How We Became Postmodern

    Narrated by Jonathan Cowley ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 34 min

    Post-Modernity is the creative destruction that has shattered our present times into fragments. It dynamited modernism which had dominated the western world for most of the twentieth century. Post-modernism stood for everything modernism rejected: fun, exuberance, irresponsibility. But beneath its glitzy surface, post-modernism had a dirty secret: it was the fig leaf for a rapacious new kind of ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    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

    $44.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    Amerikanske tænkere - Ayn Rand

    Unabridged

    1 hour 57 min

    AYN RAND var russisk-jødisk-amerikansk forfatter, filosof og dramatiker. Uddannet historiker fra Petrograd Statsuniversitet som en af de første kvinder i Rusland. Emigrerede i 1926 til USA for at forfølge en karriere som dramatiker. Både i sine litterære og filosofiske værker udviklede Rand det filosofiske system objektivisme, bygget op omkring radikal rationalisme, individualisme og laissez faire ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

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    Plato's Ion

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

    Unabridged

    35 min

    Socrates questions Ion, an actor who just won a major prize, about his ability to interpret the epic poetry of Homer. How does an actor, a poet, or any other artist create? Is it by knowing? Is it by inspiration? As the dialogue proceeds, the nature of human creativity emerges as a mysterious process and an unsolved puzzle. ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    Believing Philosophy Audio Lectures

    A Guide to Becoming a Christian Philosopher

    Narrated by Dolores G. Morris ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 16 min

    Believing Philosophy Audio Lectures introduces Christians to the tools and resources of philosophy, helping them understand, articulate, and defend their faith in an age of unbelief.In the first half of sessions, instructor Dolores G. Morris explains why Christians should read and study philosophy. She begins by introducing learners to the long tradition of Christian philosophy, going on to ... Read more

    $42.99 AUD

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    How to Be a Leader

    An Ancient Guide to Wise Leadership

    by Plutarch ...
    Narrated by Matthew Waterson ...

    Unabridged

    2 hours 30 min

    The ancient biographer and essayist Plutarch thought deeply about the leadership qualities of the eminent Greeks and Romans he profiled in his famous-and massive-Lives, including politicians and generals such as Pericles, Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, and Mark Antony. Luckily for us, Plutarch distilled what he learned about wise leadership in a handful of essays, which are filled with ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    Логико-философский трактат

    Series series Эксклюзивная классика

    Unabridged

    3 hours 10 min

    Текст «Логико-философского трактата» едва ли можно назвать объемным, однако трудно переоценить его значимость для всей последующей европейской философии, и краткость в данном случае говорит лишь о том, насколько сжато, четко и точно Витгенштейн формулировал свою мысль. Семь коротких тезисов и чуть больше сотни страниц комментариев к ним… но в этот минимальный объем Витгенштейн сумел вместить ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD

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    Не мешки

    Unabridged

    4 hours 47 min

    В аудиокнигу включены дневниковые записи и фрагменты из переписки с друзьями, сделанные в течение последних полутора лет. Название этой аудиокниги отсылает нас к общеизвестной непечатной поговорке, смысл которой сводится к тому, что вербальный труд легче физического. Не хотелось бы вот так сразу соглашаться с народной мудростью, но знаете, положа руку на сердце, всё-таки - да. ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Audiobook

    Ritter - der ultimative Karriereführer (Ungekürzt)

    Narrated by Martin Falk ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 6 min

    Tauchen Sie ein in die aufregende Welt der Ritter im Mittelalter! Hier erfahren Kinder alles über das Leben der Ritter auf einer Burg, wozu sie gebraucht wurden und was ein Knappe zunächst alles lernen musste, bevor er den Ritterschlag erhielt und auf Turniere durfte. Schlüsselbegriffe wie Buhurt, Tjost oder Kreuzzug werden anschaulich erläutert. Der Autor gibt ausführliche Informationen zur ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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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 or Free with Kobo Plus

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    Konstantinopel 1453 - Die letzte Schlacht (Ungekürzt)

    by Roger Crowley ...
    Narrated by Michael Hametner ...

    Unabridged

    2 hours 9 min

    Am 6. April 1453 lässt Sultan Mehmet II. seine Truppen vor Konstantinopel aufmarschieren. Was zu diesem historischen Augenblick führte und was danach folgte, ist das Thema dieser packenden Erzählung, die den Hörer mitten ins dramatische Geschehen führt. Es ist ein Kampf David gegen Goliath. Sieben Wochen lang bieten 7000 Verteidiger dem riesigen türkischen Heer erbittert Paroli. Am Dienstag, den ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus