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  • What is Knowledge?

  • A Crash-Course in Epistemology
  • By: J.-M. Kuczynski
  • Narrated by: J.-M. Kuczynski
  • Length: 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

It is made clear what knowledge is and how we acquire it. It is also explained how we can have knowledge of the future, the past, the possible, the imperceptible, and the non-existent. The Gettier problem is solved, and it is proved that we have a prior knowledge, as well as knowledge of non-trivial but purely analytic truths.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • superb

  • By Grey on 09-08-17

crisp and brilliant

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Reviewed: 09-13-17

Would you consider the audio edition of What is Knowledge? to be better than the print version?

yes, it is discursive, but you still have to hear it, a bit like plato,i suppose. like a semi-spontaneous lecture, but cohesive.

Who was your favorite character and why?

the author. the only character, but i like him!

What about J.-M. Kuczynski’s performance did you like?

the forthrightness. the controlled passion.

What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

that information-transmission is the basis of sensory knowledge

Any additional comments?

i like the distinction between knowledge and awareness, and the mileage the author gets out of it

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  • Three Philosophical Works

  • Morbid Reflections; Money & Morality; Freedom, Determinism & Psychopathy
  • By: J. M. Kuczynski
  • Narrated by: Mitchell Johnson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
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    5 out of 5 stars 4
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    5 out of 5 stars 4

Some of Kuczynski's better known medium-scale works on psychopathy and psychopathology.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Epic

  • By Darlene on 09-13-17

Epic

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-13-17

Where does Three Philosophical Works rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Number one. In terms of range, clarity, erudition, insight---it has it going on.

What other book might you compare Three Philosophical Works to and why?

some other books by k, maybe something by freud or schopenhauer. there is a similarity of outlook. a kind of darkly analytical quality.

What does Mitchell Johnson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

he is mild-mannered. the material is edgy, but he is mild-mannered.

If you could give Three Philosophical Works a new subtitle, what would it be?

listen if you dare

Any additional comments?

great value, a lot of material here!