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matthew

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  • The Will to Power: The Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By The Great Courses, Kathleen M. Higgins, Robert C. Solomon
    • Narrated By Kathleen M. Higgins, Robert C. Solomon
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    (710)
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    Who was Friedrich Nietzsche? This lonely and chronically ill, yet passionate, daring, and complex man is perhaps the most mysterious and least understood of all contemporary philosophers. Why are his brilliant insights so relevant for today? How did he become the most misinterpreted and unfairly maligned intellectual figure of the last two centuries?

    Madeleine says: "Engaging Course"
    "Great introduction to Nietzsche"
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    This is a great course for anyone seeking to understand the basic philosophical frameworks of Nietzsche. I am a Master's student and used the lectures from this audio book to prepare for a course in sociology theory. I really enjoyed the content and found it to be extremely helpful in providing an overview for such an in depth subject. I liked the fact that the lecturers were husband and wife, and I especially enjoyed hearing a women's perspective on Nietzsche, who is often portrayed as misogynistic. They clarified the fundamental themes in Nietzsche's writings, and provided context that my college course did not.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Baseball as a Road to God: Seeing Beyond the Game

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By John Sexton
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    For more than a decade, New York University president John Sexton has used baseball to illustrate the elements of a spiritual life in a wildly popular course at NYU. Using great works of baseball literature as well as the actual game’s fantastic moments, its legendary characters, and its routine rituals - from the long-sought triumph of the 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers to the heroic achievements of players like the saintly Christy Mathewson and the sinful Ty Cobb to the loving intimacy of a game of catch between a father and son - Sexton teaches that through the game we can touch the spiritual dimensions of life.

    matthew says: "What a wonderful arguement"
    "What a wonderful arguement"
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    I sincerely enjoyed this book. Sexton does such a great job of arguing baseball's ability to move from the sphere of the profane to the sacred. This is a wonderful book for anyone who enjoys baseball, religion, and philosophy. It is a fresh take on Americas favorite pastime. The organization was perfect, and the the The narration was great. Sexton's passion for baseball is always present and the book convinced me that for some people, baseball can be a truly transcending experience.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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