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Edwin

Vadnais Heights, MN, USA

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  • The Dream of Reason: A History of Philosophy from the Greeks to the Renaissance

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Anthony Gottlieb
    • Narrated By Wanda McCaddon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (692)
    Performance
    (186)
    Story
    (188)

    In this landmark new study of Western thought, 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. After finishing The Dream of Reason, listeners will be graced with a fresh appreciation of the philosophical quest, its entertaining and bizarre byways, and its influence on every aspect of life.

    Amazon Customer says: "An in depth read."
    "Integrative, Reflective, and Detailed - The Best"
    Overall

    The best history of philosophy I've read. It's key value to me is it's reflective presentation of very profound thinkers. While I sometimes bridle at "road to science" overtone, he presents a reflectively sympathetic exposition of the deeper currents running through the philosopher's whose house of "ideas" we now live in and rarely venture out of. Highly recommended.

    28 of 31 people found this review helpful
  • The Red Limit: The Search for the Edge of the Universe

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Timothy Ferris (University of California, Berkeley)
    • Narrated By Timothy Ferris
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    This fascinating book explains how the expansion of the universe was discovered - by a band of scientists whose rivalries and emotions played as important a role as their intellectual brilliance.

    Edwin says: "Excellent History of Modern Astronomy"
    "Excellent History of Modern Astronomy"
    Overall

    This is an excellent history of modern astronomy, written with clarity and wit, thorough in detail and wide in scope. The reflection on cosmology toward the end is very good, though I'd highly recommend Green's Fabric of the Cosmos. It's a very good listen.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Brian Greene
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
    Overall
    (1190)
    Performance
    (345)
    Story
    (341)

    Space and time form the very fabric of the cosmos. Yet they remain among the most mysterious of concepts. Is space an entity? Why does time have a direction? Could the universe exist without space and time? Can we travel to the past?

    Martin says: "Space and Time for the Common Man"
    "The best history of scientific ideas in print."
    Overall

    Over the past few years I've had occassion to go through a number of works dealing with the history of ideas, many of them dealing with our current ideas that undergird and make up our vision of science. This is the best I've read. His treatment of entanglements is superb. The best is his work on entropy -- a uniquely clear and comprehensive explanation.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Mind's Sky: Human Intelligence in a Cosmic Context

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Timothy Ferris
    • Narrated By Timothy Ferris
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    How can we understand, interpret, and ultimately reconcile the mysterious realms of the mind and the universe? Solving this eternal riddle has long been the goal of philosophers, poets, and scientists. Timothy Ferris tackles the mystery anew, showing how the mind is part of the universe - and what we know as the universe is partly a construct of the mind itself. Browse more Ferris.

    William says: "Disappointed"
    "Simplistic view of Mind"
    Overall

    His discussion is illuminating when discussing how one might detect alien intelligence. However, his simple materialism of mind is too naive to get a enough traction for us to gain real insight. Sometimes he seems to like to hear himself wax poetic. Ken Wilber's Marriage of Sense and Soul is much better read.

    5 of 10 people found this review helpful

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