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    A Brief History of Everything

    by Ken Wilber ...
    Narrated by Steve Grad, Willow Pearson ...
    series Shambhala

    Unabridged

    5 hours 44 min

    A Brief History of Everything is an altogether friendly and accessible account of men and women's place in a universe of sex, soul, and spirit, written by an author of whom New York Times reporter Tony Schwartz says: "No one has described the path to wisdom better than Ken Wilber."Wilber examines the course of evolution as the unfolding manifestation of Spirit, from matter to life to mind, ... Read more

    $22.46 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    A Little Happier

    Notes for reassurance

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

    Unabridged

    1 hour 55 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.Happiness is impossible to define and illusory. How then are we to lead happier lives?In A Little Happier Derren Brown condenses the lessons of his international bestseller Happy into 17 beautifully-wrought, wise and profoundly reassuring mini-chapters, each one challenging us to think differently so as to overcome anxiety in a difficult world.· Nothing is real when each ... Read more

    $17.04 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Court and Character of King James whereunto Is Now Added the Court of King Charles: Continued unto the Beginning of These Unhappy Times (UNABRIDGED)

    Narrated by David Ron ...

    Unabridged

    3 hours 43 min

    "Gossipy exposés of shenanigans at the heart of government are nothing new. The author, Sir Anthony Weldon (1583–1648), was a courtier of years of experience and standing; his account of court intrigues around the Stuart Kings James I (1603-1625) and Charles I (1625-1649) was written seemingly in the tense period leading up to the English Civil War in the 1640s, and for a private readership (the ... Read more

    $7.18 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Jürgen Habermas

    Narrated by Martin Falkman ...
    series Masterminds #2

    Unabridged

    1 hour 12 min

    Ob das Habermas'sche Werk eine Ethik der Moderne ist, will Detlef Forster mit seiner Darstellung der Haberman'schen Philosophie beantworten. Es ist eine Analyse, welche von Heidegger bis zur nationalen Einheit 1990 reicht und besonderes Augenmerk auf die enge Nähe von Theorie und gesellschaftlicher Praxis betont. - ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

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    Objectivism

    The Philosophy of Ayn Rand

    Narrated by Johanna Ward ...

    Unabridged

    19 hours 37 min

    This brilliantly conceived and well-organized book is based on a lecture course given by Dr. Leonard Peikoff in 1976, prepared with the help of Ayn Rand and entitled “The Philosophy of Objectivism.” Ayn Rand said of these lectures: “Until or unless I write a comprehensive treatise on my philosophy, Dr. Peikoff’s course is the only authorized presentation of the entire theoretical structure of ... Read more

    $47.85 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Jean-Paul Sartre

    series The Giants of Philosophy Series

    Unabridged

    2 hours 12 min

    Jean-Paul Sartre, a French philosopher, is perhaps the best known advocate of existentialism. In this view, no external authority gives life meaning: mankind is radically free and responsible. In every moment we choose ourselves, with no assurance that we have a continuing identity or power. We set up determinisms to ease our minds, but in the face of the finality of death, only through our ... Read more

    $14.90 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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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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    Mill’s On Liberty

    Narrated by Albert A. Anderson ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 10 min

    John Stuart Mill’s "On Liberty" was first published in 1859. In the 21st century this text confirms Socrates’ claim that "it is only the life of true philosophy that scorns the life of political ambition" (Plato’s Republic, 521). Mill’s thinking about freedom in civic and social life examines fundamental principles shared among conservative, liberal, and radical politicians. The life of true ... Read more

    $20.41 AUD

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    Descartes, Bacon, and Modern Philosophy

    series The World of Philosophy Series

    Unabridged

    2 hours 58 min

    These two great seventeenth-century philosophers aimed to break free of oppressive traditions. Free scientific inquiry led them to skeptically question everything, though they also tried to reconcile science with religious faith. Both Descartes and Bacon extolled the individual, arguing that the human mind can penetrate the deepest secrets of existence. Their ideas formulated the problems that ... Read more

    $17.90 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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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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    Twentieth Century European Philosophy

    Narrated by Lynn Redgrave ...
    series The World of Philosophy Series

    Unabridged

    2 hours 57 min

    In an age of conflicting intellectual trends, some philosophers have lost faith in the everyday relevance of philosophy; others have affirmed that reflection is crucial to authentic living. The limelight has been shared by existentialism, phenomenology, structuralism, and other movements. The question remains: what is the next great step in philosophy?The World of Philosophy series is a dramatic ... Read more

    $17.90 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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    The Macat Analysis of Nassim Nicholas Taleb's The Black Swan:

    The Impact of the Highly Improbable

    by Eric Lybeck ...
    Narrated by John Chancer ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 51 min

    Europeans once thought all swans were white, and white’ was part of how they defined ‘swan.’ Then black swans were discovered, and the definition changed forever.¶In his 2007 book, Nicholas Taleb says the black swans of his title can appear at any time, in the form of financial crises, wars, and other unexpected events that have profound, irreversible consequences. He draws on philosophy, ... Read more

    $15.77 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Simply Descartes

    by Kurt Smith ...
    Narrated by Esmée Cook ...
    series Great Lives #13

    Unabridged

    4 hours 3 min

    René Descartes was born in La Haye en Touraine, France, on March 31, 1596. He attended a Jesuit college and studied law for two years, but he soon gave up formal academics to immerse himself in “the great book of the world.” In 1618, he joined the army, where he became interested in military engineering and expanded his knowledge of physics and mathematics. Then, one night in 1619, he experienced ... Read more

    $14.96 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Habermas

    A Very Short Introduction

    Narrated by Christine Williams ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 48 min

    This book gives a clear overview of the philosophical work of Jürgen Habermas, the most influential German philosopher alive today, who has commented widely on subjects such as Marxism, the importance and effectiveness of communication, the reunification of Germany, and the European Union. Gordon Finlayson provides listeners with a clear overview of Habermas's forbiddingly complex philosophy using ... Read more

    $19.45 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Leviathan

    by Thomas Hobbes ...
    Narrated by Philip Stevens ...

    Unabridged

    25 hours 9 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.Thomas Hobbes lived through the Thirty Years War and Britain's civil wars, and the trauma of these events led to his great masterpiece of political thought. How could humankind rescue itself from life in the natural state, which was 'poor, nasty, brutish and short'? What form of politics would provide the security that he and his contemporaries craved?Vilified and scorned ... Read more

    $30.29 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Ecce Homo

    Narrated by Stephen Van Doren ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 13 min

    Ecce Homo, which is Latin for “behold the man,” is an autobiography like no other. Deliberately provocative, Nietzsche subverts the conventions of the genre and pushes his philosophical positions to combative extremes, constructing a genius-hero whose life is a chronicle of incessant self-overcoming. Written in 1888, a few weeks before his descent into madness, the book passes under review all of ... Read more

    $17.90 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Simone de Beauvoir

    series The World of Philosophy Series

    Unabridged

    2 hours 57 min

    Simone de Beauvoir stands as a towering figure in the twentieth century’s flowering of thought among women. There are probably more women philosophers alive today than in all of prior history, and their perspective brings new ideas and fresh approaches to old problems. We are just now beginning to understand women’s unique contribution to philosophical thought.The World of Philosophy series is a ... Read more

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    The Hedgehog And The Fox

    An Essay on Tolstoy's View of History

    by Isaiah Berlin ...
    Narrated by Peter Kenny ...

    Unabridged

    2 hours 36 min

    'Beautifully written and suggestive' W H Auden, NEW YORKER'Ingenious and subtle ... exactly what good critical writing should be' GUARDIAN'Delightful' SUNDAY TIMES'The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing.' This fragment of Archilochus, which gives this book its title, describes the central thesis of Isaiah Berlin's masterly essay on Tolstoy. There have been various ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Ayn Rand Answers

    The Best of Her Q&A

    by Ayn Rand ...
    Narrated by Bernadette Dunne ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 2 min

    After the publication of Atlas Shrugged in 1957, Ayn Rand turned to nonfiction writing and occasional lecturing. Her aim was to bring her philosophy to a wider audience and to apply it to current cultural and political issues. The taped lectures and the question-and-answer sessions that followed added not only an eloquent new dimension to Ayn Rand’s ideas and beliefs but also a fresh and ... Read more

    $29.88 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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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

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Romantic Manifesto

    A Philosophy of Literature

    by Ayn Rand ...
    Narrated by Bernadette Dunne ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 22 min

    In this beautifully written and brilliantly reasoned collection of essays, Ayn Rand throws new light on the nature of art and its purpose in human life. Once again, Rand demonstrates her bold originality and her refusal to let popular catchphrases and conventional ideas define her sense of the truth.In her ethics Ayn Rand extolled the virtue of selfishness—and in her theory of art she was no less ... Read more

    $25.39 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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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. A VINTAGE ORIGINALSocrates 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 ... Read more

    $29.95 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Beyond Good and Evil

    Penguin Classics

    Narrated by Leighton Pugh ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 27 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.'One of the greatest books of a very great thinker' Michael TannerThis Penguin Classic is performed by Leighton Pugh, known for his various roles at the National Theatre. This definitive recording includes an introduction by Michael Tanner.Beyond Good and Evil confirmed Nietzsche's position as the towering European philosopher of his age. The work dramatically rejects ... Read more

    $24.61 AUD or free with audiobook trial