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  • Great Philosophical Debates: Free Will and Determinism

  • By: Shaun Nichols, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Shaun Nichols
  • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 245
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208

Do you make your own choices or have circumstances beyond your control already decided your destiny? For thousands of years, this question has intrigued and perplexed philosophers, scientists, and everyone who thinks deliberately about how they choose to live and act. For if free will makes us accountable for our choices, does the opposite hold true, that determinism absolves us of responsibility?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This will challenge how you think!

  • By A Texan 2 on 02-13-15

It's a good lecture. BUT So Biased!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-20-17

Failed to keep up his promise of being unbiased. He didn't draw on the most recent studies from Neuroscience that we do have free will. Evidence from Neuroplasticity and the impact of Deliberate Practice really shows that we have free will, ability to change our habitual way of thinking, behaving, and go out of our characters.

Human minds are not subjected to Cause-Effect chains, and this can be seen from William James's 2-stage model and Bob Doyle's Cogito model. The Professor seems to believe in Reductionism and Free Will Skepticism, however, fails to examine a lot of compelling opposing views from Compatibilism and Free Will's camp

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Untethered Soul

  • The Journey Beyond Yourself
  • By: Michael A. Singer
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,495
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,941
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,878

Spiritual teacher Michael A. Singer explores the question of human identity and shows how the development of consciousness can enable us all to dwell in the present moment and achieve happiness and self-realization.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing Content, Awful Sound

  • By Anita on 03-24-14

BEST Audio Book Ever Read so far

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-15-17

Where does The Untethered Soul rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

1st

What did you learn from The Untethered Soul that you would use in your daily life?

Go back to the seat of consciousness, and there are no problems or worries

Any additional comments?

Recommended to anyone who is pursuing spiritual growth, confidence or to those who wants to live freely, with an untethered soul.

  • The Power of Vulnerability

  • Teachings of Authenticity, Connection, and Courage
  • By: Brené Brown PhD
  • Narrated by: Brené Brown
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 22,358
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19,895
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 19,662

On The Power of Vulnerability, Dr. Brown offers an invitation and a promise - that when we dare to drop the armor that protects us from feeling vulnerable, we open ourselves to the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives. Here she dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and reveals that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The audio makes all the difference.

  • By Sadie on 09-14-13

It's the best Audible product I've ever bought.

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-21-17

Would you listen to The Power of Vulnerability again? Why?

No. Because her speech is memorable enough. And I will be reading her book "Daring Greatly."

What other book might you compare The Power of Vulnerability to and why?

The art of witty banter, The Like Switch, etc. They tell you how to fake yourself to make others like you, but that's not the point of living. Not at all.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

It's better to spread out because it's fun to listen.

Any additional comments?

Her speech is excellent!!!! I highly recommend listening.