(P)1992 by Blackstone Audiobooks; ©1987 by Alan Bloom
"With clarity, gravity, and grace, Bloom makes a convincing case for the improbable proposition that reading old books about the permanent questions could help to reestablish reason and restore the soul." (Mary Ann Glendon, Harvard University)
I'm a truck driver that loves Audible! It is a wonderful way to "read" all the books I want to, with out having to stop working!
The Author put quit a bit of Philosophical elements into this book. He discusses many different philosophies and their ideas impact on our society in the 1980's and today. It opened my mind.
It's not a story, it's quite a bit of Philosophical history and ideas that helped me understand why our education system is lacking in so many ways.
It is hard to listen to in one sitting. My husband has this book in print and he said it was difficult to read for him, but I got through this book in one week, which is astonishing for me. The narrator helped me a lot! I've enjoyed quite a few books read by Christopher Hurt and he did a wonderful reading of this book!
You really have to have your brain working on this one. It is a very mind opening book. Having some knowledge of philosophers and what each one has contributed is helpful.
No I would not... The reading was especially dull, even thought I heard some background noise in the recording. The only thing this work did for me was make me nearly get into 2 car accidents. It is very dull, dated, and seems more of a work on professor blooms peronal thoughts than any real scientific work... I did get through 1/5 th of the book before casting it aside.
If you want more of an intellectual book stick with primary sources, engles, kant, locke...
This was really boring listening to bloom, who didn't. Seem to have much real knowledge outside academia.
Don't even get me started, no feeling just dull monotone...
I was able to delete it from my ipod...
To each his own but if your looking for a more scientific work (or even something on the lines of malcom gladwell) look elsewhere.
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