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Anthony

Viet vet, currently RN. Popular and trendy are not necessarily great. Time weeds the path to the garden of great classics

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  • The Story of Philosophy: The Lives and Opinions of the Greater Philosophers

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Will Durant
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    Durant lucidly describes the philosophical systems of such world-famous “monarchs of the mind” as Plato, Aristotle, Francis Bacon, Spinoza, Kant, Voltaire, and Nietzsche. Along with their ideas, he offers their flesh-and-blood biographies, placing their thoughts within their own time and place and elucidating their influence on our modern intellectual heritage. This book is packed with wisdom and wit.

    Arthur says: "Beginners start here! This is the one you want!"
    "An Ah Ha! moment prolonged..."
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    Remember when you first realized that sex led to babies? Or someone finally 'splained to you the relationship of the clutch to the engine and wheels? When you realized that the flower on a tomato plant led to a tomato and the seeds in tomatoes are what you plant to get tomatoes. Maybe it was when you realized that electricity was not a religious event... No matter what that moment was. This book will be another...
    If you've ever wondered why we think and believe the way we do well this book is the Pimsleur's guide to philosophy...
    The things you teach your newborn, infant, child, teenager, young adult come from ideas that you were taught and your parents were taught. But who invented guilt and responsibility and justice and industry or self worth for that matter. Well behind the scenes pilosophers (working overtime at low wages) were developing thought that eventually became accepted into society as mores folkways and law. Your outrage at cruelty and your abhorence of injustice were not always a part of how we lived in the middle ages.
    How did we become a society that is conscious of when we put the seat down after we use the loo? Why are we occasionally nice to stangers? Why do we expect to be treated fairly? OK do I have your attention?
    The answer is "it goes back a long way" and "it continues to evolve today". and you owe it to yourself to find out some of the roots of the way we believe what we believe. Whew!

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