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    Enlightenment Now

    The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

    by Steven Pinker ...
    Narrated by Arthur Morey ...

    Unabridged

    19 hours 49 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.Is modernity really failing? Or have we failed to appreciate progress and the ideals that make it possible?If you follow the headlines, the world in the 21st century appears to be sinking into chaos, hatred and irrationality. Yet, as Steven Pinker shows, if you follow the trendlines, you discover that our lives have become longer, healthier, safer and more prosperous - ... Read more

    $24.99 AUD

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    50 Philosophy Classics

    Thinking, Being, Acting, Seeing, Profound Insights and Powerful Thinking from Fifty Key Books

    Narrated by Sean Pratt ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 48 min

    From Aristotle to Wittgenstein and Zizek, 50 Philosophy Classics provides a lively entry point to the field of philosophy. Analyses of key works by Descartes, Schopenhauer, Hegel, Heidegger, and Nietzsche also show how philosophy helped shape the thinking and events of the last 150 years. The list also includes 20th century greats including de Beauvoir, Foucault, Kuhn, and Sartre, along with ... Read more

    $58.99 AUD

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    Pirate Enlightenment, or the Real Libertalia

    by David Graeber ...
    Narrated by Roger Davis ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 9 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.The Enlightenment did not begin in Europe. Its true origins lie thousands of miles away on the island of Madagascar, in the late seventeenth century, when it was home to several thousand pirates. This was the Golden Age of Piracy, a period of violent buccaneering and rollicking legends - but it was also, argues anthropologist David Graeber, a brief window of radical ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

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    I've Been Thinking

    Narrated by Graham Winton ...

    Unabridged

    14 hours 27 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.'Who would have guessed that a philosopher's life could be so full of adventures?'Daniel C. Dennett, philosopher and cognitive scientist, has spent his career considering consciousness. I've Been Thinking traces the development of Dennett's own intellect and instructs us how we too can become good thinkers.Dennett's restless curiosity leads him from his childhood in ... Read more

    $28.99 AUD

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    The Enlightenment

    The Pursuit of Happiness 1680-1790

    Narrated by Jonathan Keeble ...

    Unabridged

    40 hours 10 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.The Enlightenment is one of the formative periods of Western history, yet more than 300 years after it began, it remains controversial. It is often seen as the fountainhead of modern values such as human rights, religious toleration, freedom of thought, scientific thought as an exemplary form of reasoning, and rationality and evidence-based argument. Others accuse the ... Read more

    $28.99 AUD

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    L'ivresse de la liberté

    Narrated by Mégane Danton ...

    Unabridged

    19 hours 32 min

    L'ivresse de la libertéLa tendance dominante de la philosophie moderne donne un sens aux grandes révolutions européennes du dernier demi-millénaire.Il est impossible de comprendre le fond de cette philosophie, si ce n’est à la lumière des revendications d’une liberté toujours plus étendue. Par ces révolutions, des monarchies héritées du Moyen Âge ont été balayées et l’autorité spirituelle de l ... Read more

    $20.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    Selections from Parerga and Paralipomena

    Volume 1

    Unabridged

    15 hours 56 min

    The two sizeable volumes of Parerga and Paralipomena hold a special place in the output of Arthur Schopenhauer.Parerga means 'supplementary to a main work', and Paralipomena suggests a further supplement, but these two books were anything but a casual addition to his major opus, The World as Will and Idea. For a start, it was the publication of Parerga and Paralipomena in 1851 which brought ... Read more

    $162.99 AUD

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    The Dawn of Day

    Thoughts on the Prejudices of Morality

    Narrated by Michael Lunts ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 29 min

    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) is one of the towering intellectual figures of the 19th century, a philologist, philosopher and poet of profound complexity and range whose writings in moral philosophy continue to resonate in the present day. The Dawn of Day (Morgenröte), first published in 1881, marked a clear shift in his thinking and prefigures many of the ideas that would be further developed ... Read more

    $101.99 AUD

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    The Wisdom of Life, Counsels and Maxims

    Narrated by David Rintoul ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 22 min

    'The two foes of human happiness are pain and boredom.'Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) was one of the most influential philosophers of the 19th century because his humanistic, atheistic, if pessimistic views chimed with a new secularism that was emerging from a Western society dominated by religion. Despite his rather forbidding image (and a few outdated views), he is one of the most approachable ... Read more

    $101.99 AUD

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    How to Live a Good Life

    A Guide to Choosing Your Personal Philosophy

    Unabridged

    10 hours 12 min

    A collection of essays by fifteen philosophers presenting a thoughtful, introductory guide to choosing a philosophy for living an examined and meaningful life.Socrates famously said "the unexamined life is not worth living," but what does it mean to truly live philosophically?This thought-provoking, wide-ranging collection brings together essays by fifteen leading philosophers reflecting on what ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

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    Science Ideated

    The Fall Of Matter And The Contours Of The Next Mainstream Scientific Worldview

    Narrated by Matthew Josdal ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 13 min

    Leading-edge empirical observations are increasingly difficult to reconcile with "scientific" materialism. Laboratory results in quantum mechanics, for instance, strongly indicate that there is no autonomous world of tables and chairs out there. Coupled with the inability of materialist neuroscience to explain consciousness, this is forcing both science and philosophy to contemplate alternative ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

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    The Human Condition

    Second Edition

    by Hannah Arendt ...
    Narrated by Elizabeth Wiley ...

    Unabridged

    15 hours 42 min

    The past year has seen a resurgence of interest in the political thinker Hannah Arendt, "the theorist of beginnings," whose work probes the logics underlying unexpected transformations-from totalitarianism to revolution. A work of striking originality, The Human Condition is in many respects more relevant now than when it first appeared in 1958. In her study of the state of modern humanity, Hannah ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

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    100 Quotes by Edmond and Jules de Goncourt

    Unabridged

    18 min

    '100 Quotes by Edmond and Jules de Goncourt' is a collection of reflections and thoughts by the literary world's most unexpected collaborators. Touching on everything from religion and the nature of the self to history and poetry, the brothers' ideas are strikingly similar and timelessly resonant. An ideal book for dipping in and out of, these quotes will provide any reader with food for thought ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    Wittgenstein: Philosophy in an Hour

    Narrated by Jonathan Keeble ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 10 min

    Philosophy for busy people. Listen to this succinct account of the philosophy of Wittgenstein in just one hour.Ludwig Wittgenstein saw himself as ‘the last philosopher’. In his view, philosophy in the traditional sense was finished. A superb logician, Wittgenstein distrusted language and sought to solve the problems of philosophy by reducing them to the purest form of logic. Everything else – ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

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    Derrida: Philosophy in an Hour

    Narrated by Jonathan Keeble ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 39 min

    Philosophy for busy people. Listen to this succinct account of the philosophy of Derrida in just one hour.Jacques Derrida’s ‘deconstructionism’ is nothing less than an effort to destroy all ‘writing’ by demonstrating its inevitable falsehood. The writer writes but does not know what he is writing. Derrida argues that all texts have their own hidden agenda and contain their own metaphysical ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

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    Kant: Philosophy in an Hour

    Narrated by Jonathan Keeble ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 22 min

    Philosophy for busy people. Listen to this succinct account of the philosophy of Kant in just one hour.Immanuel Kant taught and wrote prolifically about physical geography yet never travelled farther than forty miles from his home in Königsberg. Appropriately, his philosophy strenuously denies that all knowledge is derived from experience, insisting instead that all experience must conform to ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

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    Descartes

    A Very Short Introduction

    by Tom Sorell ...
    Narrated by Barbara Edelman ...

    Unabridged

    3 hours 36 min

    Descartes is perhaps best known for his statement, "Cogito, ergo sum," the cornerstone of his metaphysics. But he did not intend the metaphysics to stand apart from his scientific work, which included important investigations into physics, mathematics, and optics. In this book, Sorell shows that Descarates was, above all, an advocate and practitioner of the new mathematical approach to physics, ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

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    Thus Spoke Zarathustra

    Narrated by Saul Reichlin ...

    Unabridged

    14 hours 31 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.This Penguin Classic is performed by Saul Reichlin, known for their roles in War and Peace and Miss Marple. This definitive recording includes an introduction by R.J. Hollingdale, also read by Saul Reichlin.Nietzsche was one of the most revolutionary thinkers in Western philosophy, and Thus Spoke Zarathustra remains his most influential work. It describes how the ancient ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

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    Summary of Michael Tanner's Nietzsche

    by Everest Media ...
    Narrated by Digital Voice Mary G ...

    Abridged

    24 min

    This audiobook is narrated by a digital voice.Listen to the Summary of Michael Tanner's Nietzsche in 20 minutes. Please note: This is a summary & not the original book. Nietzsche’s book, The Birth of Tragedy, or The Birth of Tragedy from the Spirit of Music, is a broadside attack on the academic world, and it is largely ignored. It is a whirlwind of a book, but it is also a historical account of ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    The Women Are Up to Something

    How Elizabeth Anscombe, Philippa Foot, Mary Midgley, and Iris Murdoch Revolutionized Ethics

    Unabridged

    9 hours 59 min

    On the cusp of the Second World War, four women went to Oxford to begin their studies: a fiercely brilliant Catholic convert; a daughter of privilege longing to escape her stifling upbringing; an ardent Communist and aspiring novelist with a list of would-be lovers as long as her arm; and a quiet, messy lover of newts and mice who would become a great public intellectual of our time. They became ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

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    Schopenhauer

    A Very Short Introduction

    Narrated by Kyle Munley ...

    Unabridged

    1 min

    Schopenhauer is considered to be the most readable of German philosophers. This book gives a succinct explanation of his metaphysical system, concentrating on the original aspects of his thought, which inspired many artists and thinkers including Nietzsche, Wagner, Freud, and Wittgenstein. Schopenhauer's central notion is that of the will-a blind, irrational force that he uses to interpret both ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD

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    Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysic of Moral - Immanuel Kant

    by Immanuel Kant ...
    Narrated by Lian Johnson ...

    Unabridged

    2 hours 47 min

    Immanuel Kant's Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysics of Morals, also known as the Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals, is a seminal work in ethical philosophy. In this text, Kant attempts to establish a foundation for morality that is based on reason and rationality rather than on feelings or consequences.The central idea in the text is the concept of the "categorical imperative," which ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    The Ideas That Made America

    A Brief History

    Narrated by Karen White ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 38 min

    Long before the United States was a nation, it was a set of ideas, projected onto the New World by European explorers with centuries of belief and thought in tow. From this foundation of expectation and experience, America and American thought grew in turn, enriched by the bounties of the Enlightenment, the philosophies of liberty and individuality, the tenets of religion, and the doctrines of ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

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    The French Mind

    400 Years of Romance, Revolution and Renewal

    by Peter Watson ...
    Narrated by Richard Attlee ...

    Unabridged

    29 hours 16 min

    ‘Majestic, ambitious' Literary Review_________________________________________________________________________________________We are endlessly fascinated by the French. We are fascinated by their way of life, their creativity, sophistication and self-assurance, and even their insistence that they are exceptional. But how did France become the country it is today, and what really sets it apart ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD