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    The Price of Peace

    Money, Democracy, and the Life of John Maynard Keynes

    Narrated by Robert Petkoff ...

    Unabridged

    22 hours 50 min

    **NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An “outstanding new intellectual biography of John Maynard Keynes [that moves] swiftly along currents of lucidity and wit” (The New York Times), illuminating the world of the influential economist and his transformative ideas“A timely, lucid and compelling portrait of a man whose enduring relevance is always heightened when crisis strikes.”—The Wall Street Journal* ... Read more

    $30.00 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Living Biographies of Great Philosophers

    Narrated by Edward Lewis ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 43 min

    Every biography is a story of adventure. The energetic personalities of the world represent an adventure in living. The philosophical personalities, on the other hand, represent an adventure in thinking. And when we examine the lives of the philosophers, we find that the procession of a man’s thoughts can be as exciting a spectacle as the pageantry of a man’s deeds.The great thinkers introduced in ... Read more

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    Symposium, the Apology, and the Allegory of the Cave

    by Plato ...
    Narrated by Jonathan Cowley ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 58 min

    This collection brings together three of Plato's most enduring classics: the Symposium, the Apology, and the famous "Allegory of the Cave" from the Republic. The Symposium, a dialogue on the nature and purpose of love centered around the ideals of beauty and goodness, is arguably the deepest inquiry of its kind in Western philosophy. The Apology, Plato's account of the speech given by Socrates at ... Read more

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    Eclectic

    A Journey of Collection in Space, Time and Spirit

    Unabridged

    17 hours 54 min

    Eclectic is autobiographical and intended to turn the reader from an intuitively causal view (today’s predominantly naturalistic view) of their personal journey through the Cosmos to seeing the journey rather as counter-intuitively being a teleological journey. Eclectic emerges from a diffuse, seemingly causal beginning. The book seemingly has no hope of a destination until it finds a spine ... Read more

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    Be Like the Fox

    Machiavelli In His World

    by Erica Benner ...
    Narrated by Karen Saltus ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 30 min

    The dramatic, myth-shattering story of how Machiavelli-arguably the most misunderstood thinker of all time-fought to change his corrupt world. Since the publication of The Prince five centuries ago, Machiavelli has been associated with political amorality. But that characterization is unfair. In Be Like the Fox, Erica Benner sets the record straight: far from the ruthless “Machiavellian” henchman ... Read more

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    Savage Messiah

    How Dr. Jordan Peterson Is Saving Western Civilization

    by Jim Proser ...
    Narrated by Jim Proser, Danny Campbell ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 39 min

    This program includes an introduction read by the author.A fascinating biography and in-depth look at the work of bestselling writer and psychologist Dr. Jordan Peterson, by award-winning author Jim Proser.Who is psychologist, professor, bestselling author, and YouTube personality Dr. Peterson? What does he believe in? Who are his followers? And why is he so controversial? These are among the many ... Read more

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    Sick Souls, Healthy Minds

    How William James Can Save Your Life

    by John Kaag ...
    Narrated by Daniel Henning ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 50 min

    From the celebrated author of American Philosophy: A Love Story and Hiking with Nietzsche, a compelling introduction to the life-affirming philosophy of William James In 1895, William James, the father of American philosophy, delivered a lecture entitled "Is Life Worth Living?" It was no theoretical question for James, who had contemplated suicide during an existential crisis as a young man a ... Read more

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    Lives of the Eminent Philosophers

    by Diogenes Laertius

    Narrated by Jennifer M. Dixon ...

    Unabridged

    28 hours 33 min

    Everyone wants to live a meaningful life. Long before our own day of self-help books offering twelve-step programs and other guides to attain happiness, the philosophers of ancient Greece explored the riddle of what makes a life worth living, producing a wide variety of ideas and examples to follow. This rich tradition was recast by Diogenes Laertius into an anthology, a miscellany of maxims and ... Read more

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    I Am Dynamite!

    A Life of Nietzsche

    by Sue Prideaux ...
    Narrated by Nicholas Guy Smith ...

    Unabridged

    17 hours 19 min

    **NEW YORK TIMES Editors’ Choice • THE TIMES BIOGRAPHY OF THE YEAR • WINNER OF THE HAWTHORNDEN PRIZEA groundbreaking new biography of philosophy’s greatest iconoclast**Friedrich Nietzsche is one of the most enigmatic figures in philosophy, and his concepts—the Übermensch, the will to power, slave morality—have fundamentally reshaped our understanding of the human condition. But what do most people ... Read more

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    Aristotle

    A Very Short Introduction

    Narrated by Phil Holland ...

    Unabridged

    3 hours 53 min

    The influence of Aristotle, the prince of philosophers, on the intellectual history of the West is second to none. In this book Jonathan Barnes examines Aristotle's scientific researches, his discoveries in logic and his metaphysical theories, his work in psychology and in ethics and politics, and his ideas about art and poetry, placing his teachings in their historical context. ... Read more

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    Kant

    A Very Short Introduction

    by Roger Scruton ...
    Narrated by Kyle Munley ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 17 min

    Kant is arguably the most influential modern philosopher, but also one of the most difficult. Roger Scruton tackles his exceptionally complex subject with a strong hand, exploring the background to Kant's work and showing why the Critique of Pure Reason has proved so enduring. ... Read more

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    Hegel

    A Very Short Introduction

    by Peter Singer ...
    Narrated by Christine Williams ...

    Unabridged

    3 hours 30 min

    Hegel is regarded as one of the most influential figures on modern political and intellectual development. After painting Hegel's life and times in broad strokes, Peter Singer goes on to tackle some of the more challenging aspects of Hegel's philosophy. Offering a broad discussion of Hegel's ideas and an account of his major works, Singer explains what have often been considered abstruse and ... Read more

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    Augustine

    A Very Short Introduction

    Narrated by Phil Holland ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 10 min

    Augustine was arguably the greatest early Christian philosopher. His teachings had a profound effect on Medieval scholarship, Renaissance humanism, and the religious controversies of both the Reformation and the Counter-Reformation. Here, Henry Chadwick places Augustine in his philosophical and religious context and traces the history of his influence on Western thought, both within and beyond the ... Read more

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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

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    The Vision of Léon Walras

    Markets Interacting in an Equilibrium System

    Narrated by Louis Rukeyser ...

    Unabridged

    2 hours 50 min

    Léon Walras (1834–1910) transformed economics from a literary discipline into a mathematical, deterministic science. For the first time, Walras expressed the view that all markets are related and that their relationships can be described and analyzed mathematically. These interrelated markets undergo a constant interactive adjustment process tending toward benign balance or “general equilibrium.” ... Read more

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    St. Augustine

    Rome (354–430 AD)

    Unabridged

    2 hours 8 min

    St. Augustine (AD 354–430) was the first great systematic Christian philosopher. He attempted to combine the philosophical insights of Plato with the faith explicated in the Bible. Augustine thought of Plato’s eternal forms as ideas in the mind of God; he believed that the Eternal Christ provides the light of knowledge to the human mind. For Augustine, every time we make a judgment of relative ... Read more

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    John Dewey

    The United States (1859–1952)

    Unabridged

    2 hours 13 min

    John Dewey was America’s most influential philosopher. Dewey’s views are known as “pragmatism,” which emphasizes action and results. He believed that knowledge and ethics, as well as art and religion, live only in the daily practice of one’s life. Philosophy isn’t a system of beliefs but a practical, empirical method of inquiry. It is one with education, which continually develops and renews the ... Read more

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    Confucius

    And the World He Created

    Narrated by Steven Menasche ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 47 min

    Confucius is perhaps the most important philosopher in history. Today, his teachings shape the daily lives of more than 1.6 billion people. Throughout East Asia, Confucius's influence can be seen in everything from business practices and family relationships to educational standards and government policies. Even as western ideas from Christianity to Communism have bombarded the region, Confucius's ... Read more

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    Edmund Burke

    The First Conservative

    by Jesse Norman ...
    Narrated by Antony Ferguson ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 47 min

    Edmund Burke is both the greatest and the most underrated political thinker of the past three hundred years. A brilliant 18th-century Irish philosopher and statesman, Burke was a fierce champion of human rights and the Anglo-American constitutional tradition, and a lifelong campaigner against arbitrary power. Revered by great Americans including Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson, ... Read more

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    Facets of Ayn Rand

    Memoirs

    Unabridged

    3 hours 52 min

    Facets of Ayn Rand is based on forty-eight hours of interviews with Mary Ann and Charles Sures, longtime personal friends of Ayn Rand. Their recollections make vividly real the Ayn Rand they knew so well.Here are many examples of not only Ayn Rand’s mind and intellectual generosity in action but also lesser-known aspects of this unique woman. The result is the experience of an actual larger-than ... Read more

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    Al Daw2 Al Azraq

    Narrated by Zainab Saleem ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 29 min

    Biography of the Palestinian poet and thinker Hussein Barghouthi. ... Read more

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    Spinoza in 90 Minutes

    Narrated by Simon Vance ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 12 min

    Spinoza’s brilliant metaphysical system was derived neither from reality nor experience. Starting from basic assumptions, with a series of geometric proofs he built a universe which was also God—one and the same thing, the classic example of pantheism. Although his system seems an oddity today, Spinoza’s conclusions are deeply in accord with modern thought, from science (the holistic ethics of ... Read more

    $6.95 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Timothy Leary Shaman Visionary Prophet - Wisdom in the Wind

    Narrated by Geoffrey Giuliano ...

    Unabridged

    2 hours 44 min

    The amazing life of LSD advocate Dr. Timothy Leary, a close friend of Geoffrey Giuliano's, is examined through the microscope of his great, abiding achievements as a philosopher, researcher, psychologist, and shaman. From his controversial early days at Harvard University to the heady heights of his time as a counterculture hero and international fugitive, here is Timothy Leary, in his own words ... Read more

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    Ayn Rand and the World She Made

    Narrated by Bernadette Dunne ...

    Unabridged

    19 hours 37 min

    Ayn Rand is best known as the author of two phenomenally best-selling ideological novels, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, which have sold over twelve million copies in the United States alone. Through them, she built a cult following in the late 1950s and became the guiding light of Libertarianism and of White House economic policy in the 1960s and ‘70s. Her defenses of radical individualism ... Read more

    $31.95 USD or free with audiobook trial