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Glenn Russell

Philadelphia, PA USA | Member Since 2014

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  • The Platonic Tradition

    • ORIGINAL (5 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Peter Kreeft
    • Narrated By Peter Kreeft
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    This engaging course of lectures begins by providing a detailed and accurate overview of Plato's philosophy and it's central idea - the idea of a transcendent reality that has popularly become known as the theory of the Forms. Professor Kreeft then takes us on a concise journey through Western Philosophical history to show how that central idea - the theory of forms - has either been built upon or reacted to by philosophers ever since.

    criticaltom says: "intellectual dynamite"
    "Excellent introduction!"
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    Would you listen to The Platonic Tradition again? Why?

    This is a clear, insightful and sometimes even inspiring presentation of the Platonic tradition. I would certainly recommend listening to this lecture series. I listened to these lectures twiice and plan to listen again. However, please be aware that Professor Kreeft is a conservative Roman Catholic. Augustine as well as Socrates and Plato are the heroes here. There is no focus on Plato's Pythagorianism, sacred geometry, or the Platonic solids; not a word about Iamblichus or Proclus or Ficino. Having said that, Professor Kreeft does make a compelling case against the anti-Platonic view (both in ancient times and in modern times), a view stating there is no objective truth and even if there were an objective truth we couldn't know it or communicate it to others. Thank you, Professor Kreeft!


    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Ancient Greek Philosophy: An Introduction

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Tom Griffith, Hugh Griffith
    • Narrated By Crawford Logan
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    The philosophy of Ancient Greece provides the background of Western ethical thought and politics. In this approachable introduction, Hugh Griffith, a leading translator of Plato, covers the main ground from the Pre-Socratics through Plato, Aristotle, the Stoics, and the Epicureans.

    Glenn Russell says: "Superb invitation to clear thinking"
    "Superb invitation to clear thinking"
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    This is a superb overview of Greek philosophy. What makes this audiobook truly outstanding is the narrator, who is clear and easy to listen to, and also the wealth of selections from the Greek philosophers themselves.

    If you want to start thinking with more clarity and living with greater wisdom this is a great place to start!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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