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  • Think: A Compelling Introduction to Philosophy | Simon Blackburn

    Think: A Compelling Introduction to Philosophy

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Simon Blackburn
    • Narrated By Norman Dietz
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    This is an audiobook about the big questions in life: knowledge, consciousness, fate, God, truth, goodness, justice. It is for anyone who believes there are big questions out there, but does not know how to approach them. Think sets out to explain what they are and why they are important. Simon Blackburn begins by putting forward a convincing case for the study of philosophy and goes on to give the listener a sense of how the great historical figures such as Descartes, Hume, Kant, and Wittgenstein have approached its central themes.

    Lucas says: "A Highly Recommended Starting Point for Philosophy"
  • Ethics: A Very Short Introduction | Simon Blackburn

    Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Simon Blackburn
    • Narrated By Peter Johnson
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    In this clear introduction to ethics, Simon Blackburn tackles the major moral questions surrounding birth, death, happiness, desire, and freedom, showing us how we should think about the meaning of life, and how we should mistrust the soundbite-sized absolutes that often dominate moral debates.

    marisawedd says: "Awakes your willing to read more Philosophy"
  • Plato's Republic: Books That Changed the World | Simon Blackburn

    Plato's Republic: Books That Changed the World

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Simon Blackburn
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
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    Plato is perhaps the most significant philosopher who has ever lived, and The Republic, composed in Athens in about 375 BC, is widely regarded as his most famous dialogue. Its discussion of the perfect city and the perfect mind laid the foundations for Western culture and, for over 2,000 years, has been the cornerstone of Western philosophy.

    J B Tipton says: "Not about Plato"
  • Mirror, Mirror: The Uses and Abuses of Self-Love | Simon Blackburn

    Mirror, Mirror: The Uses and Abuses of Self-Love

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Simon Blackburn
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
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    Everyone deplores narcissism, especially in others. The vain are by turns annoying or absurd, offending us whether they are blissfully oblivious or proudly aware of their behavior. But are narcissism and vanity really as bad as they seem? Can we avoid them even if we try? In Mirror, Mirror, Simon Blackburn, the author of such best-selling philosophy books as Think, Being Good, and Lust, says that narcissism, vanity, pride, and self-esteem are more complex than they first appear and have innumerable good and bad forms.

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